A Castle Town Buried for 400 Years

The Ichijōdani Asakura Family Historic Ruins are what remains of a castle town from Japan's Warring States Period. It was a rather large discovering—akin to finding a "Northern Kyoto". At the city's peak, it seems to have had around 10,000 inhabitants. With the end of the Asakura family, the city was forgotten. It stayed that way until 50 years ago when it was rediscovered—mostly perserved in its former state.

Address Kidonouchi-cho, Fukui-shi, Fukui 910-2153

〒910-2153 福井県福井市城戸ノ内町


JR Limited Express Shirasagi (platform 4 ) Nagoya-Fukui (2h10m)
Go to the bus stop 5 after taking the Fukui station west exit.
Keifuku Bus Ichijyo-dani Tougou Line (62) to Joukyouji Fukui-Fukugen Machinami (20)

Business hours

Ruins—Open 24 Hours
Village 9am–5pm
No entrance 30 minutes prior to closing


Ruins open year-round

Village closed for New Year's


Tel: 0776-41-2330



Credit card payment

Credit cards accepted

Supported languages



Ruins Free
Reconstructed Village
High School and up ¥210
Junior High and lower Free

Average visit length

1 hour

Websites Official Site (JPN)http://www3.fctv.ne.jp/-asakura/Fukui Tourism Guidehttp://www.fuku-e.com/lang/english/places_to_visit/historical_place.php
Directions *Bus available at the east exit 2.
(Free shuttle bus available depending on the season/ Please refer to timetable(west exit) or timetable(east exit))

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