Youkoukan Villa


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Yōkōkan is the villa and daimyō garden of the lords of Fukui Castle. Other daimyō gardens near castles are very famous, such as Kairakuen in Mito, Kenrokuen in Kanazawa, and Kōrakuen in Okayama, but this one, though smaller, has its own special charm, and the best thing about it is that the villa's structures are open to guests. These structures are reconstructions because the original villa buildings were destroyed by firebombing during the Pacific War. Restoration efforts were completed in 2004.


Youkoukan Villa Profile
English Name Youkoukan Villa
Japanese Name 養浩館・松平家別邸・御泉水屋敷
Year 1699 est.
Residence Type Daimyo
Designations National Historic Site
Features Gates, Garden, House
Visitor Information 9am-7pm
Location Fukui, Fukui Prefecture
Castle Fukui Castle
Coordinates 36° 4' 6.35" N, 136° 13' 27.73" E
Fukui Castle and nearby Samurai Homes
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Added Jcastle 2021
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