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Maruoka Castle

Maruoka Castle
(Echizen Province/Fukui Prefecture)

A castle in Sakai city in the Fukui prefecture. In 1576 Katsutoyo Shibata (a newphew of Katsuie Shibata) built the castle upon the hill in a open field. The castle tower is the oldest preserved tower in Japan. The double 3-layer tower is built with rock roof tiles.

(2007/2/21 、2014/4/20 )

Maruoka Castle
Main tower
Maruoka Castle Main tower
Inside of main tower
Maruoka Castle Inside of main tower
Stone wall of base of Main tower
Maruoka Castle Stone wall of base of Main tower
Relocated gate (Main gate of Renjyou temple)
Maruoka Castle Relocated gate (Main gate of Renjyou temple)


Echizen Province
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Maruoka Castle
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Fukui Prefecture
Fukui Castle
Kitanosho Castle
Maruoka Castle
Ichijodai Castle
Echizen Ono Castle
Genbao Castle
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Maruoka Castle Main tower

Main tower



Maruoka Castle Inside of main tower

Inside of main tower



Maruoka Castle Stone wall of base of Main tower

Stone wall of base of Main tower



Maruoka Castle Relocated gate (Main gate of Renjyou temple)

Relocated gate (Main gate of Renjyou temple)




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