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Maruoka Castle, Sakai
(4.1/5 based on 190+ reviews on the web)
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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Reviews
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  • Stately and the oldest Castle Tower that was too small. May be elderly and women are a little tight so stairs rather than ladders are very narrow on the steep slope. Sticks, because it just is so good. Maybe I'd took the slippers. It was my first experience of the fabulous dolphinlike fish made of stone.
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  • It is one of the extant Castle is 12 pieces. But Nice is not glitz in the past, small and steep stairs and climb.
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  • Their real age was very nice Castle is a small castle. Stairs in at pretty steep, so beside the stairs signs stating that "when something's responsibility" firm. Attraction rather than railing and rope a little!? ︎ I visited time fortunately (? ) There was no dangerous Lai Castle is less on the stairs or in a traffic jam without slowly climb one step further, so we went. Only the elderly and children are still dangerous, so be careful. A nice view from the Castle, so is recommended.
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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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