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Ruins of Kitanosho Castle

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Ruins of Kitanosho Castle Fukui City

This is a huge citadel built by Katsuie Shibata, who ruled Echizen province after Asakura clan ruined. Luis Frois, a Portuguese missionary, wrote about the beautiful appearance of Kitanosho Castle with roof tiles made of Shakudani stone. A part of excavated stone wall is preserved in the precincts of Shibata Shrine.

1-12-17 Chuo, Fukui City

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