Kanegasaki Battery (Obama Domain)

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Visit Notes

Kaneǵasaki-daiba was a daiba (battery emplacement) constructed by the Obama Domain in the Bakumatsu period to protect the port of Tsuruga. The daiba was built at near sea level rather than on top of the cape itself. The Kamomeǵasaki-daiba was built above it there to facilitate a double layer array of cannon. Kaneǵasaki-daiba is now the site of an old railroad near the redbrick warehouses which are a tourist spot in Tsuruga. This former depot now contains restaurants and a museum (trains and dinosaurs). There was a velociraptor in a lab coat outside for some reason. The tourist appeal of redbrick structures is somewhat lost on me as I come from a town of old red brick houses and warehouses crumbling in stagnant docklands. The Tsuruga twin depot structures were built in the early 20th century, and restored in 2015. In Tsuruga the Bakumatsu period installations are long gone.


Castle Profile
English Name Obama Domain Kanegasaki Battery
Japanese Name 小浜藩金ヶ崎台場
Founder Obama Domain
Year Founded 1854
Castle Type Flatland
Castle Condition Ruins only
Historical Period Edo Period
Visitor Information
Access Tsuruga Station on the Hokuriku Main Line / Obama Line; 26 minute walk
Visitor Information 24/7 free; park
Time Required 10 minutes
Location Tsuruga, Fukui Prefecture
Coordinates 35° 39' 44.78" N, 136° 4' 23.66" E
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Added to Jcastle 2023
Contributor ART
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