Funai-jo Castle


Oita City has developed at the expense of its history and unfortunately little remains of its past as a samurai stronghold. The ramparts and moat of Funai-jo castle can still be found in the city centre but few of the buildings that once stood within its defences. However, the grounds are used creatively from time-to-time. Most recently, the castle keep was been recreated in an imaginative and original fashion using scaffold poles. When illuminated at night an attractive if unusual spectacle recalled an earlier age.

Japan, Oita, Niagemachi, 1−2−1 府内城跡

At a glance

These castle remains allude to the once powerful samurai that ruled Funai, the original name for Oita City.

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