Fukui Prefecture attractions are the Ichijodani Asakura Family Historic Ruins, Fukui Castle, Kitanosho Castle and cherry blossom along Asuwa River. Fukui Prefecture is located on the coast of the Sea of Japan in Chubu Region. Fukui City is the capital city of Fukui Prefecture.


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  • Asuwa yama Park

    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.

  • Echizen Ono Castle

    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 read more

  • Fuchu Castle

    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 read more

  • Fukui Castle

    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 read more

  • Ichijodani Asakura Family Gardens

    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

    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 read more


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