Welcome to the first day of your Japan adventure! Along the way, you'll glide through the Japanese countryside, past imposing mountains, quaint villages, and charming rice fields. By the time you arrive at an iconic castle, you'll have whet your appetite for all things Japan!
Stepping off the bus, you'll be in the shadow of Maruoka-jo. This age-old castle was first built in the 16th century. The castle is also known as "Castle of the Mist" as a legend states that whenever an enemy approached the castle, a thick mist would surround the keep, protecting it from enemy armies. Regardless of the myth, the castle today is one of the finest remaining examples of castle architecture left standing in the country.
- ◉ Maruoka Castle
- Address: Fukui, Sakai, Maruokacho Kasumicho, 1 Chome-59
- Opening hours: 8:30AM-5PM