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.

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Tojinbo

Tojinbo is located on the coast of northern Fukui and is a strip of rugged cliffs. The Tojinbo Tower offers a great view of the coast and there are sightseeing

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Eihei-ji Temple

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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Ichijodani Asakura Clan Ruins

The Ichijodani Asakura Clan Ruins are composed of the Ichijodani Castle and its surrounding castle town built in the Sengoku period. The region was controlled b

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Takefu Knife Village

Takefu Knife Village, located a 15-minute taxi ride from Takefu station, produces uchi-hamono cutlery, which has a history of over 700 years. Here, visitors ca

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Ichijo Falls

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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Maruoka Castle

Maruoka Castle, also known as Kasumigajo Castle, was the Maruoka clan's center of power during the Edo era.

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Mihama Beach

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

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Awara Onsen Hot Spring

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

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

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

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

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.

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Fukui Food Guide

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

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

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

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Sunhotel Yamane

Featuring free WiFi and a hot spring bath, Sunhotel Yamane offers accommodation in Obama. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar. Free private parking is available on

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Hotel Fujita 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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Awara Grand Hotel

Offering a seasonal outdoor pool and hot spring bath, Awara Grand Hotel is set in Awara. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar. Free private parking is available on

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Uminpia

Featuring free WiFi and a restaurant, Uminpia offers accommodation in Oi. Free private parking is available on site. All rooms come with a flat-screen TV. For

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Fukui Manten Hotel Ekimae

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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Hotel Crown Hills Takefu

Hotel Crown Hills Takefu is located in Echizen, 18 km from Fukui. Each room at this hotel is air conditioned and is equipped with a flat-screen TV. You will fi

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