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Maruoka Castle, Sakai

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Castle
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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  • Castle had become a care home to Japan through each visit for the first time. Exactly with the Cherry Blossom Festival and Park temporary parking lot and headed out on foot. Cherry blossoms around the Castle 映emashita Castle is greater in full bloom. Castle collapsed in an earthquake again and again it is remade with original material, but there's style, such as pillars and stairs. Museums nearby and set ticket is required to get inside.
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  • Was excited to walk quietly quietly beautiful, very interesting around go monks beautiful statues all advise who dislikes noisy places, vane
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  • Maruoka Castle of Fukui in Japan's oldest Castle. In the 3-tier compact Castle. And climbed on the ropes during the steep stairs. Feet are bad mother entering in the Castle, was looking at the bench outside.
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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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