|English Name||Kitanosho Castle|
|Castle Condition||Ruins only|
|Historical Period|| Pre Edo Period
|Access||Fukui Sta. (Hokuriku line), 10 minute walk|
|Location||Fukui City, Fukui Prefecture|
|Coordinates||36° 3' 37", 136° 13' 11"|
|Visits||June 13, 2006|
Shibata Katsuie built this castle in 1575. The castle lasted only 8 years so there are few records about it. The information we do have shows that it had a very large 9 story main main keep making it the largest castle of its time. When Shibata Katsuie lost the Battle of Shizugatake in 1583, he shut himself and his wife up in the main keep, set it to fire and killed himself.
The estimated site of the Honmaru is currently a shrine called Shibata Jinja.