Fukui

About Fukui

Fukui is a small prefecture on the coast of the Sea of Japan. When you explore this beautiful area you can see gorgeous rocky coastlines and beaches, taste fresh seafood and shellfish, and visit castles. Recommendations include the Eiheiji temple and the Fukui Dinosaur Museum, Japan's best museum for those interested in dinosaurs and prehistoric earth. Fukui city also boasts a riverside tunnel of over 400 cherry trees that makes it a must see destination in spring.

Places to visit in Fukui

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Sights in Fukui

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Mihama Beach

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Mihama’s beach in Fukui is popular for diving and its clear water.

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Awara Onsen Hot Spring

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Discovered in 1883, this important hot spring can look back on more than 100 years of history. Today, it is called Kansai-no-Okuzashiki, or “the back room in th

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Papyrus House

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Part of the Echizen Washi Village, this facility offers a workshop for visitors to create their own original Japanese paper. The adjacent souvenir shop "Washido

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Ichijo Falls

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Located in Ichijo Valley, the water of this 12-meter-high waterfall is considered to be sacred. Sasaki Kojiro, a famous sword master of the early 17th century,

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Eihei-ji Temple

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Situated on a slope in the mountains just outside Fukui City, this is one of two main temples of the Soto school of Zen Buddhism. It was founded in 1244 by Eihe

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Jingu-ji Temple

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Jingu-ji is a temple in Obama, famous for an "Omizuokuri" event in which white-robed Buddhist monks send water downstream the Onyu River to Nara Prefecture.

Recent Articles

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Fukui Food Guide

Written by Odigo Travel

Saba no HeshikoWhat makes Saba no Heshiko is that, rather than being dried regularly, the fish is actually pickled in “Nuka” or rice bran. Nuka is the shavings

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Fukui Access Guide

Written by Odigo Travel

Getting to Fukui is relatively easy, and there are two ways to get to the prefecture by train from the Tokyo Area. Depending on where you want to visit before o

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Fukui 1-day-tour Itinerary

Written by Odigo Travel

Fukui is relatively small, and many of the points of interest are close by. Unfortunately, some of those points may be a bit far from public transportation, so

Hotels in Fukui

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Hotel Fujita Fukui

Hotel in Fukui

Located 12 km from Eiheiji Temple in Fukui, Hotel Fujita Fukui features a restaurant and free WiFi throughout the property. Each room at this japanese-style bu

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Fukui Manten Hotel Ekimae

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Located in Fukui, 12 km from Eiheiji Temple, Fukui Manten Hotel Ekimae features free WiFi access and private parking. All rooms have a flat-screen TV with sate

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Lounge Taki

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Featuring free WiFi throughout the property, Lounge Taki is set in Fukui, 12 km from Eiheiji Temple. Free private parking is available on site. Every room at t

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Houei Ryokan

Hotel in Fukui

Houei Ryokan is a 3-minute walk from Yokokan Garden and has public baths, free-use bicycles and a sake shop. Both Japanese and Western rooms are offered, all wi

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Hotel Fukui Castle

Hotel in Fukui

A 5-minute walk from Fukui City Museum and Yokokan Garden, Hotel Fukui Castle offers both Western and Japanese-style rooms with a flat-screen TV and free wired

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Fukui Phoenix Hotel

Hotel in Fukui

Located a 3-minute walk from JR Fukui Train Station, Fukui Phoenix Hotel features free Wi-Fi throughout. It offers a 24-hour front desk and was awarded Tripadvi

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