By Geoff Day
The Ajimano teahouse in Echizen city, Fukui Prefecture, opens its doors free to visitors and conducts a tour of making Ajimano tea, from harvesting the leaves to the brewing process.
By Jerome Lee
Kehi Jingu Shrine in Tsuruga, Fukui, has watched over the lives of the local people since the 8th century. It has the third tallest wooden torii gate in Japan.
By Takako Sakamoto
Newly found Ryoma letter confirms his last visit to Fukui a week before his assassination. Read about heart-warming friendship between Ryoma and economist Yuri Kimimasa.
Echizen city in Fukui Prefecture is well-known in Japan for their tansu, and antique tansu are worth a fortune.
Three Sisters Shrine in Fukui stands on Kitano-Sho Castle Ruins. It enshrines the famous sisters of the Sengoku Period, Chacha, Hatsu, and Go, who were the daughters of Oichi, beautiful sister of Oda Nobunaga.
Eishoji Temple (Tsuruga, Fukui) is the family temple of the famous Japanese samurai from Sengoku period, Otani Yoshitsugu. He died in the Battle of Sekigahara.
At Osagoe Folk Village Museum in Fukui City, there are five old Japanese houses with thatched roofs preserved in an idyllic setting. Surprisingly, these houses can be rented by the hour!
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