Katsuyama Castle Museum, originally Echizen Katsuyama Castle, is a flatland type of castle built on 1579 by its founder, Shibata Katsuyasu.
Its notable features are the dragons embossed on its sturdy, massive stone walls. It gives more power to it and elegance in its black and white exterior. The six-leveled castle gives a spectacular view of the beautiful Fukui horizon.
The sixth level of the castle is the observation deck. The fifth level is where paintings about the history of Katsuyama city is exhibited. The fourth is reserved for the exhibition of local artists. Third floor is for samurai enthusiasts, where you can see the old and great weaponry as well as other artifacts on display. On the second floor are modern paintings.
The castle is nearest to Katsuyama Station (Eiheiji Line, Echizen Railway). From there, you can ride a taxi to reach the itinerary.
Admission fee is 500 Yen.
The castle museum is closed every Wednesday and from December 28 to 31.
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