Matsugashita Battery (Obama Domain)


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Visit Notes

Matsuǵashita-daiba was a battery emplacement site built by Obama Domain. No ruins remain, and the site is now that of a small shrine and old storehouses. It is located along the shore, now known as Ningyōnohama ('Mermaid Beach'), where there are statues of European-style mermaids (traditional Japanese 'people-fish' look very different). It was raining during my daiba tour. There were lots of old storehouses and old style town homes here. The thick windows shutters of the earth and stucco storehouses are designed to prevent fire damage to the goods within.

  • Mermaids along shore...

Castle Profile
English Name Obama Domain Matsugashita Battery
Japanese Name 小浜藩松ヶ下台場
Founder Obama Domain
Year Founded 1854
Castle Type Flatland
Castle Condition Ruins only
Historical Period Edo Period
Visitor Information
Access Obama Station on the Obama Line; 10 minute walk to Itsukushima Shrine
Visitor Information 24/7 free; shrine
Time Required 10 minutes
Location Obama, Fukui Prefecture
Coordinates 35° 29' 44.92" N, 135° 44' 23.46" E
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Added to Jcastle 2023
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