About Fukui
Region:Chubu
Island:Honshu
Capital:Fukui
Population:806,314
Area:4,190.43 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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Glasses Museum in Sabae

Visionary craftsmanship and eyewear extravaganza

RENEW Factory Tours & Craft Market

Traditional crafts created in Sabae, Fukui Prefecture

Nishiyama Park and Red Pandas in Sabae

Enjoy the outdoors and animals at Nishiyama Zoo

Stay at Auberge Fujii Fermier

Farm inn in a quiet village in the countryside of Japan

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Stay at Auberge Fujii Fermier

Farm inn in a quiet village in the countryside of Japan

Hi Relinda san.
Please come to Fukui and stay here. Sure you'll enjoy the Japanese style room in a quiet village.

Glasses Museum in Sabae

Visionary craftsmanship and eyewear extravaganza

Nice find!

Snow Melts at Yokokan Garden, Fukui

Blooming plum blossoms heralding spring

Takako-san no shashin professional desu!

Fall Colors at Fukui Wellness Park

Enjoy beautiful autumn leaves in a vast park!

Arigatou, Takako-san!