Yuki Hideyasu, the second son of Tokugawa Ieyasu, was awarded the area of Kitanosho for his efforts in the Battle of Sekigahara. Hideyasu built his castle just to the North of Shibata's Kitanosho Castle. In 1624 Matsudaira Tadamasa became lord of Kitanosho and renamed it Fukui. The 4 level 5 story main keep burned down in a great fire in 1669 but the castle itself existed until the Meiji Restoration.
The picture above is of the moat and stone walls of the Honmaru.
Just a short walk from the station, it's worth the trip if you are there and have time.
|English Name||Fukui Castle|
|Castle Condition||No main keep but other buildings|
|Designations||Next 100 Castles|
|Historical Period||Edo Period|
|Artifacts||Dorui, Ishigaki, Gates, Bridges, Tenshudai|
|Features||gates, bridges, samurai homes, water moats, stone walls, walls|
|Access||Fukui Sta. (Hokuriku Line), 5 minute walk|
|Location||Fukui City, Fukui Prefecture|
|Coordinates||36° 3' 53.82" N, 136° 13' 18.62" E|
|Added to Jcastle||2006|
|Admin Year Visited||2006|
|Admin Visits||June 13, 2006|