Matsubara Battery (Obama Domain)


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For more information: Obama Domain Kawasaki Battery

Visit Notes

Matsubara-daiba is a battery (gun emplacement) site in Tsuruga constructed by the Obama Domain in the Bakumatsu period. No ruins remain, but the site is located in Matsubara Forest, a coastal forest-park with pine trees and a beach. There was actually a tourist information centre in the park, so I thought about asking there about the daiba site, but I saw that the old man inside the office was having a kip so I left him to it. The pine trees are centuries old and were probably put in place as a coastal defence measure; the forest was managed by Kebi-jingū, an ancient shrine in Tsuruga. The exact site of the daiba is a sports ground where the pines were cleared. It’s possible much of the site is on re-claimed land, and that it was originally an artificial island, like many daiba, as the neighbourhood is called Matsushima.

  • Stele for Matsubara Park

Castle Profile
English Name Obama Domain Matsubara Battery
Japanese Name 小浜藩松原台場
Founder Obama Domain
Year Founded 1854
Castle Type Flatland
Castle Condition Ruins only
Historical Period Edo Period
Visitor Information
Access Tsuruga Station on the Hokuriku Main Line / Obama Line; 35 minute walk to Matsubara Park
Visitor Information 24/7 free; park
Time Required 20 minutes
Location Tsuruga, Fukui Prefecture
Coordinates 35° 39' 22.00" N, 136° 3' 7.24" E
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Added to Jcastle 2023
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