Echizen Washi no Sato

The Echizen Washi no Sato (Echizen Washi Village) is made up of three facilities that can touch the charm of Japanese washi pa

Hanahasu Koen (Lotus Park)

In Fukui, you can enjoy seeing the lotus flowers in summer. There is a “Hanahasu Koen (Lotus Park)” in Minami-Echi


Takahama town where is located at the westernmost end of Fukui is well-known for having eight beaches on the eight-kilometer l

Echizen Ono Castle, the castle in the sky

Echizen Ono Castle is a castle built on 249-meter high Kameyama in the Ono-bonchi Basin. Around 1575, it was built by Kanamori

Myotuji Temple

A Shingon sect temple “Myotsuji Temple” in Obama city was founded in 806 by Sakanoue Tamuramaro, who was then the

Yokokan Garden

Yokokan Garden is one of the most famous gardens representing the early to mid Edo period, and is a Kaiyu style garden (a styl

Kiritsuma Yane Gun

Located in the Enami neighborhood of Echizen-cho (town), “Kirizuma Yane Gun” is home to over 200 traditional Japanese buil

The Fukui prefectural government building

The Fukui prefectural government building is unique throughout the country as it is built on a moat. This is the place where o


Wakasa was one of the “Miketsukuni” provinces that supplied provinces making offerings to the Imperial court from

Eihei-ji, the Temple of Eternal Peace

Established in 1244 by Zen Master Dogen – who brought Zen teachings and practice to Japan from China-Eihei-ji, “The Temp

Mikuni Minato

A port town located at the mouth of the Kuzuryu River in the northern part of Fukui Prefecture, Mikuni Minato in Mikuni-cho (t

Nishiyama Park

Nishiyama Park is a symbol of Sabae City where was certified as “Japan’s Top 100 Historical Parks” and appro

Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum

Located in Katsuyama-city, the Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum is the largest dinosaur museum in Japan and is recognized as

Starbucks Coffee Takefu Chuo Koen

The Starbucks Takefu Chuo Park store in Echizen City adopted its design concept of “connection” and Mr. Taichi Yam

Awara Onsen (hot spring)

Awara Onsen (hot spring) located in the northern Fukui Prefecture was once a lowland swamp a long time ago, but in 1883 the ar

Urushi no Sato Kaikan

At Urushi no Sato Kaikan, you can look around the manufacturing process of lacquerware from wooden basis make to decoration an

The Okamoto Otaki Shrine, the only shrine in Japan to dedicate the paper goddess.

The Okamoto Otaki Shrine is the only shrine in Japan to dedicate the paper goddess, and the legend goes back to about 1500 yea

Glasses Museum

At the “Glasses Museum” in Sabae city, they exhibit and sell more than 3,000 latest glasses of the 40 eyeglass com

Kehi Jingu Shrine

Kehi Jingu Shrine is the chief guardian shrine of the old Hokuriku-do region, and one of the tourist destinations representing

Echizen Gani

Ask anybody in Fukui and they will tell you that Echizen Gani are the “taste of winter.” Echizen Gani are a type of male s

Gotanjo-ji, the cat temple

Gotanjoji Temple is located in Echizen, Fukui Prefecture. This historical temple was built as Keizan Zenji, who opened the Sot

Mikatagoko, the five lakes of Mikata.

  Mikatagoko, literally “the five lakes of Mikata,” consists of five lakes with varying water quality and depth. Each

Heisen-ji, the temple covered with beautiful moss.

Mt. Hakusan acrossing Fukui prefecture, Ishikawa prefecture and Gifu prefecture brings grace of water to people and it has bee

Tojinbo cliffs

Tojinbo cliffs are famous for Japan’s foremost scenic spot where rugged rocks extend for about one kilometer along the c

Ichijodani Asakura Clan Ruins

Located in the Ichijodani valley, approximately 10 kilometers (6 miles) southeast of the heart of Fukui City, in Fukui Prefect

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