Ichijodani Asakura Clan Ruins

Ichijodani Asakura Clan Ruins, a captivating archaeological site in Fukui Prefecture,  unveils the rich history of the Asakura clan amidst the tranquil countryside.

Once a bustling castle town during the Muromachi period (1336-1573), Ichijodani flourished as the political and cultural center of northern Japan under the rule of the Asakura clan. Today, the ruins offer a fascinating glimpse into feudal life, with excavated foundations, reconstructed gates, and remnants of residences painting a vivid picture of the past.

Recently, a new museum has opened its doors, enhancing the visitor experience with interactive exhibits and detailed artifacts that showcase the daily life, arts, and military strategies of the Asakura clan. The museum’s modern design harmonizes with the ancient landscape, offering a seamless journey through history from past to present.

Stroll through the meticulously preserved ruins, where cherry blossoms bloom in spring and vibrant foliage adorns the landscape in autumn. Imagine the bustling markets, samurai quarters, and temples that once thrived within these walls, echoing with the whispers of centuries-old stories.

Don’t miss the opportunity to visit the reconstructed Asakura Clan Hall, where you can admire the architectural finesse of traditional Japanese buildings and learn about the clan’s cultural contributions through immersive displays.

Ichijodani Asakura Clan Ruins and its new museum invite you to delve into the complexities of feudal society, explore ancient traditions, and witness firsthand the enduring legacy of the Asakura clan in shaping Fukui’s cultural landscape.





一乗谷朝倉氏遺跡 復原町並