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It is a big shame that rather than preserve this historical castle site better, for history and tourism of Fukui, the decision was made to fill the site with office buildings.
Still, for what there is now, it is interesting to walk around the moat...More
The restoration work to the walls, moat and bridge now complete. Moat full of water again.
The bridge restored well and what i assume are copies of original buildings at entrance constructed. A exhibition in one of these regarding the exhibition with limited English translations....More
Fukui castle itself is gone, and in its stead are the Fukui prefectural offices and assembly buildings. Fortunately the moat, and castle walls are still in great condition.
You can climb parts of the wall to view wider Fukui, and explore around the ruins. Nothing...More
Part of the wall and bridge across the moat is still closed due to preservation work, with a section of the moat drained. Unclear when it will be finished.
Though the castle is sadly gone, it is worth a walk around the moat that surrounds...More
Only the stout walls and the somewhat lowered moat remain.
The grounds were the main body of castle once stood now built on. Walls generally in place with on-going work on them. The water in the moat has been lowered for the works and so...More
I was there with my friend when I only had 30 mins waiting to change train in Fukui station. This place is about 10 mins walk from Fukui station. There was actually nothing much to see, me and my friend just wanted to walk around...More
We visited during the sakura bloom, beautiful along the walls of the inner moat. A well is being enhanced and a castle gate is being reconstructed, to be completed by early 2018. The castle itself burned down over 400 years ago.
A section of the wall continues to be under reconstruction/preservation work. A sign says it is due to finish in March 2017. Much of the moat has now been refilled with water, though.
It is interesting to go up the wall, and worth a walk...More