Please look at this really fantastic scene.Today’s photo is Echizen Ono Castle which is located in Ono City, Fukui Prefecture.Do you think this mountaintop castle looks like the GHIBLI movie, “Castle in the sky?"
Echizen Ono Castle (Echizen Ono-jo) stands on a small hill overlooking the city of Ono. It was built in 1580 by the daimyo Kanamori Nagachika. It changed hands time and time again due to war and the political measures enforced by the shogunate in Edo.
The last governor was Lord Doi, who stayed on until the castle was demolished by the Meiji government. The original stone wall and other remnants can be seen at the castle site. The two-tiered donjon was reconstructed in 1968, and information relating to the castle is exhibited inside.