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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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  • 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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  • There is free parking, but volume is low. Castle admission 300 yen; See city is 360 degrees from the top floor of the Castle, nice landscape. Feeling only the Castle Tower is left over from the creation this time, others in modern landscape design but I feel the feel to video. However, maybe that's why a little uncomfortable.
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  • From route 8 in a short time will parking lot. Of common history and Folklore Museum admission fee is ¥ 300. Steep, stone steps into the castle was and is the size of the tread apart. Displays miniature reproduces the old maruoka Castle and go in. Better thought is had heard and the steep stairs to the top, but the tread ladder. I think it is called old people can be managed to climb down, physically impossible. To anyone interested, top-floor ceiling structure can be seen well so is meaningful.
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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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