Sakai City, Fukui Pref.
Built in 1576, Maruoka Castle is the oldest original castle tower still standing in Japan. Also known as the "Castle of the Mist". When the 400 or so cherry trees surrounding it come into bloom in spring, the castle practically "floats" fantastically on the blossoms.
- Approx. 21 min. by Keifuku bus from JR Awara-onsen Sta. bus stop to shiro-iriguchi bus stop, 2 min. walk
- 1-59 Kasumi-cho, Maruoka-cho, Sakai City, Fukui
- 8:30-17:00 (last admission 16:30)
- Open 365 days
- 300 yen
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