Takahama town where is located at the westernmost end of Fukui is well-known for having eight beaches on the eight-kilometer long white sand beach. It lies adjacent to Kyoto across Mt. Aoba known under the nickname of “Mt. Fuji of Wakasa.”Each beach is characterized by its outstanding transparency, sea with shoals, and white and wide sand beach, but among them, a “Wakasa Wada Beach” is a beach which acquired the first international environmental certification “Blue Flag” in Asia thanks to its beauty. It is a popular destination for people inside and outside Fukui Prefecture especially during summer. Besides, at the “Shiroyama Beach” you can enjoy playing at the beach in a rocky place, and also enjoy the lawn and the town’s scenic spot “Meikyodo” at a Shiroyama Park where is right next to the beach. If you have little kids, you might want to try a “Hamanasu Park Beach” because the tetrapods are set up nearby and the sea wave is calm. Also, what’s great is you are allowed to have a barbecue all over the beach only during swimming season.
Needless to say, there are many other fascinating attractions in Takahama. It is a town where the beachgoers have visited since the Taisho Era,and it was once the biggest town of 600 Minshuku (Japanese-style Bed and Breakfast) nestled up to one another in Japan. Because there were few disasters such as wars and earthquakes, the settlements of the old compartment remains, and you can look and feel the original scenery of Japan that is becoming less.
Also, there are many fishing spots, and you can taste delicious meals at a restaurant offering farmed Wakasa fugu (pufferfish). In winter, a lot of surfers both inside and outside of Fukui come look for good waves. As Takahama town’s surf spot is within the bay, it has an advantage that people can enjoy even when the other beaches are rough. Please come visit Takahama and check out the attractions with your own eyes — you’ll never come to a full appreciation of them within a day!