Ichijōdani Asakura Family Historic Ruins
Ichijōdani Asakura Family Historic Ruin is the ruins of a castle town of the Asakura clan, who ruled Echizen for five generations (1471-1574). At that time, the castle town was in no way inferior to Kyoto. The town has been restored, and now the mansions, temples and roads are just like they used to be. The ruins are still being excavated, and artifacts, such as tea sets, stationery and other objects of value to research have been discovered. This is a rich archaeological site that has been designated as a site of special historic significance and scenic beauty as well as an important cultural property. There are only a few such archaeological sites in Japan.
|Business (opening) hours||9:00～17:00 (last entry at 16:45)|
|Day off||New Year’s holiday (December 28 - January 4)|
|Usage fee||Standard entrance fee: 210 yen|