Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Fukuoka Castle Ruins

Fukuoka Castle Ruins
basic information

Fukuoka Castle was built in the beginning of the 17th century by Kuroda Nagamasa, the first daimyo (feudal lord) of Chikuzen, the feudal domain which used to cover parts of today's Fukuoka Prefecture.

Today only ruins, one gate and one turret of the castle remain. There is a nice view of the city from the former main citadel.

Parts of the castle's former moats were used to construct nearby Ohori Park, a pleasant public city park.

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