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Maruoka Castle, Sakai

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Constructed in 1576, Maruoka Castle draws visitors to its tenshu, the oldest main keep in Japan. Destroyed by the Great Fukui Earthquake in 1948, the stronghold was later rebuilt using 80 percent of the original materials, including stone roof tiles, and pine and cedar wood. Climb the steep stairs to the top floor and enjoy the view from the watchtower. Apart from its historical importance, the castle's surrounding Yoshino cherry blossoms embody the spirit of Japan in spring. For Maruoka Castle and beyond, use our Sakai travel itinerary planner to get the most from your Sakai vacation.
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  • Hirosaki Castle, Matsumoto Castle, Inuyama Castle, Hikone Castle, Matsue Castle, Himeji Castle, bitchū Matsuyama Castle, marugame Castle, Kochi Castle, Uwajima Castle, Matsuyama Castle and maruoka Castle are extant 12 Castle. Kumamoto Castle, Nagoya Castle and Osaka Castle, famous construction of the Castle are all reinforced concrete system in a large Museum is inside taste of nothing. I really enjoy the territory, such as stone walls and moats are those. Would not like history, is also unsatisfactory. Is not extant 12 Castle was originally built in wood, or rebuilt at the base in recent years Castle was rebuilt one, not the construction you can enjoy as a castle in Japan. Maruoka Castle construction itself is sober and the successive Lords is modest, but the castle is deep. Roofs with gable style and also defensive structures such as the ravine and cleansing stone, watching funny. In bygone days, views of the Castle from the tower would also be nice. Castle of Japan Japan 100 Castle stamps in the first visit by visit for quite a long time, but still good.
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  • The work we have to shelter. On the floor were slightly covered with snow, came during the coldest of the heavy snow and blowing snow in the Castle. You need to go up and down, holding onto the rope because the angle of the stairs are steep.
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  • The work went on the way. But small is a beautiful castle. That treasure of the aim and working hard. There are many great activities and cancer Okinawan dialect--.
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  • amazing castle, the oldest one in japan if i'm correct
  • Said to be the oldest castle in Japan. The climbs up the steep wooden ladders give a sense of how life may have been for its original inhabitants. At only 200 yen for admission, it was a wonderful cultural experience.
  • A beautiful, old castle...which is kind of an above ground dungeon. The stairs can be difficult to climb.
  • nice one
  • You cannot Castle at night, illuminated, the castle is beautifully illuminated. Trees around the white or road is a place perfect for staff development, was visiting the temple.
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