Fukui Prefecture is located on the coast of the Sea of Japan in Chubu Region. Fukui City is the capital city of Fukui Prefecture.
Fukui Prefecture attractions are the Ichijodani Asakura Family Historic Ruins, Fukui Castle, Kitanosho Castle and cherry blossom along Asuwa River.
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Fukui Prefecture is on the coast of the Sea of Japan in Chubu Region. Fukui City is the capital city of Fukui Prefecture. Fukui Prefecture attractions are the Ichijodani Asakura Family Historic Ruins, Fukui Castle, Kitanosho Castle and cherry blossom along Asuwa River.
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Fukui is the capital city of Fukui Prefecture, which is in Chubu Region. Fukui City is on the coast of the Sea of Japan. Fukui is famous for the Ichijodani Asakura Family Gardens, Fukui Castle, Kitanosho Castle and cherry blossom along Asuwa River.
Echizen Ono Castle, also known as Ono Castle and Kameyama Castle, is a hilltop style Japanese Castle in Ono Fukui Prefecture. Kanamori Nagachika ordered the construction of Echizen Ono Castle, which was completed in 1576. In 1586 Nagachika moved to Takayama Castle. In 1775 most of Echizen Ono Castle was destroyed by fire, although some parts were rebuilt in 1795, the donjon (tower) was not rebuilt. During the Meiji Restoration all the remaining building were dismantled. In 1968 a modern reconstruction of the donjon (tower) was completed. Echizen Ono Castle was just one of many castle built in the Echizen area.
Fuchu Castle, also known as Echizen Fuchu Castle, was a flatland style Japanese Castle in Echizen Fukui Prefecture. Maeda Toshiie ordered the construction of Fuchu Castle, which was completed in 1575. Fuchu Castle was just one of many castle built in the Echizen area. Today almost nothing can be seen of Fuchu Castle as it built over by Echizen City Hall.
Fukui Castle was a Japanese Castle in Fukui Fukui Prefecture. There is another unrelated castle in Osaka Prefecture also called Fukui Castle. Fukui Castle was constructed on the orders of Yuki Hideyasu in 1606 north of the older nearby Kitanosho Castle. Fukui Castle was given its name by its next lord, Matsudaira Tadamasa, based on local well called Fukunoi (good luck). The donjon or central keep of Fukui Castle was destroyed by fire in 1669. The remaining buildings, with the exception of the palace, were demolished as part of the Meiji Restoration. In 1945 the palace was destroyed during a bombing raid. The palace was reconstructed in 1993. Today the moat and some walls of the original castle remain, however the prefectural government buildings have built on the grounds of Fukui Castle.
Maruoka Castle, in Maruoka in Fukui Prefecture, is famous for having the oldest donjon (keep) of any Japanese Castle. Maruoka Castle was built in 1576 under orders from Shibata Katsutoyo, however it was destroyed in the 1948 Fukui Earthquake. Only the donjon was rebuilt in 1955 using materials largely from the original structure. The donjon is a designated Important Cultural Property.
Myotsuji Temple is a Buddhist temple from the Shingon Sect, in Obama Fukui Prefecture. The Hondo (main hall), from the Kamakura period, and the three story pagoda of Myotsuji Temple are disignated National Treasures. The Hondo was built in 1258 and the three story pagoda was built in 1270. There are also two other significant buildings, the Sanmon and the Shoro. Myotsuji Temple also features several statues from the Heian period which are designated Important Cultural Properties.
FUKUI GARDENS and PARKS
Asuwa yama Park, in Yamaokucho in Fukui Prefecture, is famous for its cherry blossom trees which are planted on each side of the Asuwa River. Asuwa yama Park features around 600 cherry blossom trees and is considered one of Japan's Top 100 Cherry Blossom Spots.
Ichijodani Asakura Family Gardens are four Japanese gardens (Suwa Yakata-ato, Asakura Yakata-ato, Yudono-ato, and Nanyoji-ato) within the site of the Ichijodani Asakura Family Historic Ruins in Fukui. Together these four gardens are designated as a "Special Place of Scenic Beauty".
Maruoka Castle Park, in Sakai Fukui Prefecture, is famous for its cherry blossom and is considered one of Japan's Top 100 Cherry Blossom Spots. Maruoka Castle Park has around 400 cherry blossom trees which surround Maruoka Castle.