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  1. Maruoka Castle

    Maruoka Castle

    Maruoka Castle (丸岡城 Maruoka-jō) is a hilltop castle located in Sakai City, Fukui Prefecture. It is famous for its wooden main keep, one of the oldest original castle towers in Japan. When Oda Nobunaga captured the nearby temple of Hakusan Hougenji in 1575 to thwart further uprisings of the...
  2. Nihonkai Tour 2018 - Day 2

    Nihonkai Tour 2018 - Day 2

    The second day of our journey saw us set out south for Fukui Prefecture. After a brief stop at the scenic cliffs of Tojimbo, we were headed for Maruoka Castle, a smaller castle with an original donjon that survived from the Sengoku Period. As its also listed in Japan’s Top 100 Castles there was...
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