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 Read more [...]
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.