Saturday, January 15, 2022

Fukui Castle Ruins


After my Kasanagaski Shrine visit, I went back to the Tsuruga train station and headed for Fukui City. (Train window views).

Fukui Castle Ruins were next on my schedule. While there is no castle left on the site, there are other castle remains. It is only a short walk from the train station and easy to get to.

This information is from the Jcastle website:

Yuki Hideyasu, the second son of Tokugawa Ieyasu, was awarded the area of Kitanosho for his efforts in the Battle of Sekigahara. Hideyasu built his castle just to the North of Shibata's Kitanosho Castle. In 1624 Matsudaira Tadamasa became lord of Kitanosho and renamed it Fukui. The 4 level 5 story main keep burned down in a great fire in 1669 but the castle itself existed until the Meiji Restoration.

The moat surrounds the site.

I was the only person tramping around the site, maybe because the snow was deep.

I didn't notice the outside of the Fukui train station as I was going out, but saw the dinosaurs when I returned.

The weather was getting worse.  I planned to go to Obama Castle next, but the snow was getting deeper and train service was being canceled.

I finally made it to my hotel for the night.  More of the Castle Adventure to come.

If you are interested in Japanese Castles, you can find links to other castle visits I've made on my Japanese Castle page.


Jeanie said...

That is an adventure with all that snow. It looks like Narnia!

toki said...

A big cold wave come tbig cold wave o Japan during the year-end and New Year holidays.
It snowed a lot in the area you traveled to. Your journey is heading to a deep snowy place.
The train was canceled,but there must have been other unexpected difficulties.
But Your are fiming your own footprints. A person who never forgets enjoy traveling in any situation.
You are a master of travel.👑
Fukui is famous for the excavation of dinosaur fossils.

diamondc said...

Pamela: This is amazing, there is so much to see and enjoy, I too would be walking in the snow.
The dinosaurs are amazing I love the one with the mask on so cute.


Vireya said...

It is looking colder and colder. Was it colder than normal for the time of year? I can see why there weren't other people at the castle! Your photos look beautiful, like scenes from a fairytale.

Leonore Winterer said...

Finally, some ruins that are actually visible! The site looks lovely in the snow. The dinosaurs are pretty cool as well!