Echizen Ono Castle Echizen Ono Castle Echizen Ono Castle

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Atop the 249-meter spur of Kameyama in the northwest of Ono City, Fukui Prefecture, this castle took the daimyo (feudal lord) Nagachika Kanamori five years to build. On those days when a sea of clouds rises to envelop the mountain-foot town, Kameyama alone floats above, transforming Echizen Ono Castle into a "castle in the sky."

  • Address

    3-109 Shiro-machi, Ono, Fukui

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  • Entry fee

    Adult 200
    Under Junior high school students is Free

  • Opening Hours

    April to September,
    9:00 to 17:00 (last entrance at 16:30)
    October to November,
    9:00 to 16:00 (last entrance at 15:30)

  • Closed

    December 1 to March 31

  • Website

    http://www.onocastle.net/

  • Best Season

    Apr., May, Jun., Jul., Aug., Sep., Oct., Nov.

  • Point

    The best view of Echizen-Ono Castle and the sea of clouds is from Inuyama, about one kilometer west of the castle.

  • Nearest Station/IC Access

    Take a JR Etsumihoku Line train from Fukui Station Echizen-ono Station. After that, it's a 25 minute walk.

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