Funai-jo Castle

Oita Funai 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 castle keep has been recreated in an imaginative and original fashion using scaffold poles. Illuminated at night an attractive if unusual spectacle recalls an earlier age.

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