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Ichijodani Asakurashi Ruin, Fukui

(4.1/5 based on 150+ reviews on the web)
Founded in 1471 by the Asakura clan, Ichijodani Asakurashi Ruin recreates the world of 16th century central Japan. With a dozen restored houses that showcase everything from furniture to ethnic clothing, the site attracts history buffs and nature lovers. The entrance gate with the bridge over a moat gives visitors a feeling of ancient Japan. You can learn about the economy of a typical Japanese castle, but use a guide, as there are no signs in English. Japanese garden aficionados won't want to miss the well-kept "Lone Japanese Maple" garden on top of the hill. Add Ichijodani Asakurashi Ruin to your Fukui travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Fukui tour planner.
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  • Was in the stronghold of the Asakura clan was thriving at warring States period, after Kyoto, Osaka. Rebuilt and various buildings at the time, tourists are exploring the atmosphere of bygone days.
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  • I think the spots to those who like history and recreate the old town. Ichijo waterfall said to be close to the commonly known as tsubame返shi Sasaki Kojiro. Try stretch the legs!
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  • Why such a place in this city? It is strange. However, before discovering more and more inspiration to image. It is a very nostalgic relics.
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  • This was a very nice place to go back in time on. The place was almost empty when we were there, my companions and three other elderly couples. We rented two samurai armors for half an hour(500 yen, only coins) which was the highlight of the trip. The elderly couples came by while we were posing and asked if they could take photographs with us, which was fun. Other than that, this place has a reconstructed town street, houses and more, which costed around 250yen to get inside to. After that we took a stroll in the beautiful valley over to another set of ruins, where we fed some fish and turtles, saw a crow snake going all out after a frog, and more. We travelled from Kyoto to Fukui, and took a taxi from there, three train tickets costing 26000 yen both ways, and another 5600 yen for the taxi. When we were about to leave three buses with tourists came by. After chatting a while with one of the tour guides he mentioned they were from Osaka, where one could order a trip by bus to Ichijodani, which likely would have been much cheaper. The only drawback I have with this place is its location, although knowing one could take a bus from Osaka would have made it easier.
  • The mannequins were really well done and helped visualize their lifestyle at the time. The staff was super friendly. We walked 15-20 minutes from Ichijodani station and took the bus back to Fukui (they did accept our JR rail passes).
  • A gorgeous peek into warring period Japan. the local museum also not to be missed.
  • This castle was a castle in Echizen, Fukui Prefecture current sengoku daimyo Asakura yoshikage. 1570 yoshikage fought against ODA and Tokugawa forces anegawa with OMI, Shiga Prefecture current sengoku daimyo Azai Nagamasa. The battle of anegawa. But the ASAI and Asakura forces defeated and escaped this Ichijodani yoshikage. Nobunaga in 1573 and banish the 15th Shogun Ashikaga Yoshiaki, he destroyed the Muromachi shogunate went to bombard the Echizen. Yoshikage were defeated by Ichijo Valley stabbing vassal, was where. The battle of Ichijo Valley.
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  • Ichijo Valley is a narrow land as the name "Valley" terrain, mountains close to both sides. It is a stronghold of the Asakura clan in the Sengoku period who ruled Echizen. Well there still remains, but is published as "Ichijodani Asakura clan ruins". Cause reverse the Asakura clan as well as Echizen, momentum to advancing part of the Wakasa and OMI are temporary, but this narrow terrain for the defense, it was overthrown by Nobunaga. A few years ago? to be wakao Ayako's old live in COMMERCIALS for Softbank, was here Ichijodani!
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