Fukui Castle in Spring

Brilliant blossoms cascading over a castle moat

By Takako Sakamoto    - 1 min read

When you want to see cherry blossoms in Fukui City and ask around where you should go first, you'd be told to go either to the banks of Asuwa River or this place, Fukui Castle Ruins. Located a 10 minutes walk from JR Fukui Station, Fukui Castle Ruins is one of the best cherry blossom viewing spots in Fukui City. Inside the ruins, the Fukui Prefectural Office now stands, so this is not only the tourist spot but also a place local people frequent daily. As you can see from the photos, the ruins are enhanced by beautiful cherry blossoms each spring, and bring pleasure to the eyes of the passersby day and night throughout the season.

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Takako Sakamoto

Takako Sakamoto @takako.sakamoto

I was born in and grew up in Tokushima prefecture, and have lived in many places since then: Nishinomiya, Kyoto, Nara, Mie, Tokyo, Kanagawa, Saitama, Chiba, Fukuoka and Fukui. I am currently living in Yokohama City. All the places I lived, all the places I visited, I have loved dearly. The historical places where people lived, loved, suffered, and fought - places where I can still hear their heartbeats - mesmerize me. I'd like to retrace the footsteps of the people who lived in Japan a long long time ago, and introduce to you what they left behind on this soil.