Fukui's Katsuyama Castle

Surrounded by history, dinosaurs, culture, great views

By Larry Knipfing    - 1 min read

Fukui is home to Japan's tallest castle. Katsuyama Castle, just short of 60 meters in height, is situated very near some other wonderful places to visit in Katsuyama, including The Fukui Dinosaur Museum, and Heisen-ji Temple. The castle (with a 700 year history, but rebuilt in concrete in 1989) includes a museum with artifacts from the surrounding district.

It's a beautiful castle from afar, but what really grabs your attention are the great views. From the 6F observation deck, you have a view in every direction for miles and miles. Spectacular!

Getting there

A short bus or taxi ride from Katsuyama Station, on the Echizen Line.

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Larry Knipfing

Larry Knipfing @larry.knipfing

Born on Long Island, New York in 1958, I have spent the last 30+ years of my life living in Japan, and enjoying every minute of it! I especially love photography, and Japan is definitely one of the most beautiful places in the world to photograph! My other love is fiction writing and I have published quite a few books that take place in Japan. Fun stuff! You can find them at my Amazon Author's Page. In addition to my writing, I have mainly been working in the field of corporate training, and at the same time have done a lot of photography. *Kamakura, and now Yokohama (both in Kanagawa Prefecture) have been my home for almost twenty years and are perfect places for me: Hilly, situated on the water, and with amazing histories. The rest of Kanagawa is equally amazing and includes the great Hakone onsen and spa area.  *Tochigi Prefecture, with World Heritage site Nikko, is one of the most beautiful places in the world, and not far from Tokyo.  *Fukui Prefecture, located in central Japan on the coast of the Japan Sea, is brimming with classic Japanese culture and great natural beauty everywhere you look. I really look forward to sharing ALL of Japan's beauty and magic with all of you.https://linktr.ee/larryknipfing