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Yokokan Garden

Yokokan Garden was the second home of the Matsudaira family, the former feudal family of the Fukui domain, located in the city of Fukui, Fukui Prefecture. The elegant shoin (drawing room) style architecture and garden make this one of the representative gardens of the mid-Edo period (1603-1868). Yokokan was designated as one of Japan's best sights in 1982, and constantly ranks among the top in the best Japanese garden list announced by a U.S. garden magazine.

Fukui Castle Ruins

Fukui Castle was built in 1606 by Hideyasu Yuki, the first feudal lord of the Fukui domain, and was representative of the Echizen Matsudaira family's prosperity for around 270 years. When first erected, the castle is said to have had a magnificent 37-meter tower and was surrounded by a triple moat, but these were lost in a great fire, leaving only part of the stone wall and moat today. In March 2018, the Yamazatoguchi-gomon, the gate opening toward the castle keep that was part of the original construction, was restored.


Name Yokokan Garden
Web Sites http://www.fukuisan.jp/en/yokokan/
Address 3-11-36 Hoei, Fukui-shi, Fukui
Access 15 minutes' walk from JR Fukui Station
Business Hours 9:00 to 19:00 (closes at 17:00 from November 6 to the end of February of the following year)
Final admission: 30 minutes before closing
Closed Year-end and New Year's (December 28 to January 4)
Inquiries TEL: 0776-20-5367 (Fukui City Culture Promotion Division)
Admission General: 210 yen

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