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Fukui

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Oden Ishida-Ya at JR Fukui Station

Oden Ishida-Ya at JR Fukui Station

When you visit JR Fukui Station, you can't miss the spooky sound of the dinosaurs roaring at the sky day and night. Then you cross the street, and find Oden Ishida-Ya standing just opposite the Hotel Toyoko-Inn. Pass by the lines of piled-up sake..

Hoeijuku Tenohana Cafe

Hoeijuku Tenohana Cafe

Fukui City is a sprawling empire. Though it boasts the title of city, the actual area one could call urban is but a small tract of land that falls within Fukui City’s realm. This fact has its downsides — no subway, slow buses with very li..

The Three Delicacies of Echizen

The Three Delicacies of Echizen

Besides its famous washi village and knife culture, Echizen city in Fukui Prefecture also has what locals call the 'Three Best Dishes of Echizen'. Namely, oroshi soba, boruga rice (sometimes spelled: volga rice) and ekimae chuka soba. Be..

Places to stay

Stay at Auberge Fujii Fermier

Stay at Auberge Fujii Fermier

Auberge Fujii Fermier is located in a small village close to the Echizen seashore in Fukui Prefecture, Japan. You can relax and enjoy the distinct pleasures of each of the four seasons here. If you listen closely, you will hear the birds singing and ..

Hotel Matsuya SenSen in Awara Onsen

Hotel Matsuya SenSen in Awara Onsen

Hotel Matsuya SenSen in Awara Hotspring is one of my favorite onsen hotels in Fukui. The onsen bath here is large, luxurious, and well-equipped with a spacious dressing area. Actually, it is the largest in the Hokuriku region (which includes Fukui, I..

Beniya Ryokan and Onsen in Awara

Beniya Ryokan and Onsen in Awara

The eagerly waited for cherry blossoms reach into the April sky a moderate height. As guests approach the entrance they are silently greeted by a thick, dignified tree. After a great fire in the area in 1956, this 200 year old tree at the time was re..

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Snow Melts at Yokokan Garden, Fukui

Snow Melts at Yokokan Garden, Fukui

One sunny day in late February, I visited Yokokan Garden. Since a sunny day is quite rare in Fukui (it's almost always gray and buried in snow during winter!), I jumped out of bed as soon as I saw sunshine through my window in the morning. As I&..

Chinese Restaurant Fun in Fukui

Chinese Restaurant Fun in Fukui

There aren't many Chinese restaurants in Fukui, at least as far as I know. However, as a big fan of Chinese cuisine I kept searching for a good Chinese restaurant that serves authentic, delicious Chinese dishes. That's how I discovered this C..

Seafood Restaurant Fukui Kankichi

Seafood Restaurant Fukui Kankichi

Fukui is famous for fresh seafood and you can find many seafood restaurants and bars within the city. Out of these places the Seafood Restaurant Kankichi is one of my favorites. Why? Because their food is delicious and the price is reasonable. Kanki..

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About fukui

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RegionChubu
IslandHonshu
CapitalFukui
Population806,314
Area4,190.43 sq. km

History buffs will find no better place in Japan to visit than Fukui, a prefecture rich with historically and culturally important sites. The Ichijodani Asakura Ruins contain ruins from the Sengoku Period over 500 years ago, while Maruoka Castle is the oldest remaining castle in Japan today.

Furthermore, the Fukui Dinosaur Museum ranks among the most impressive of its kind in the world. But perhaps the most significant Fukui destinations are Eiheiji, one of the two main temples of Zen Buddhism, and the breathtaking Tojinbo cliffs.

Fukui is also known for its good food. Snow crab and mackerel are enjoyed by many in Japan, while the famous Koshi Hikari brand of rice are not only delicious as is, it also means that you can expect some great sake while you’re there.

Things to Do in Fukui
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