A Castle in a Mist of Cherry Blossoms

Built around 450 years ago, Maruoka Castele is said to have the oldest castle tower in all of Japan. The castle is also home to a fine Japanese garden and numerous historical artifacts. The castle is often referred to as "Kasumi [mist] Castle". Long ago, it was rumored that any time an invader would approach, a mist would appear to hide the castle. There are a number of cherry blossom trees around the castle, making spring a particularly nice time to visit.

Address 1-59 Kasumicho, Maruoka, Sakai, Fukui Prefecture 910-0231
Directions JR
JR Limited Express Shirasagi (platform 4 ) Nagoya-Fukui (2h10m)
Go to the bus stop 1 or 2 after taking the Fukui station west exit. 
Keifuku Bus Kenritsu Byouin Maruoka Line (36) to Maruoka Line (31 or 32) Fukui-Maruoka Castle (35m)

Business hours
8:30am-5pm
Holidays
Open Year-Round
Contact TEL:0776-66-0303
Wi-Fi Available at Maruoka Castle and castle museum
Payment types
Accepted at souvenir shops (no AMEX)
Supported languages None
Admission
High School and up ¥450
Junior High and below ¥150
Travel time 1 hour
Websites Official Site http://kanko-sakai.com/en/spot/detail007.php castlehttps://www.fuku-e.com/lang/english/places_to_visit/castle.php

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