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Iris Festival at Daian-zenji Temple

Iris Festival at Daian-zenji Temple

Early - Late Jun

At Daian-zenji Temple, beautiful irises in full bloom welcomed me. There was soothing music in the air, coming from a Chinese ..

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Echizen Asakura Mantoya Lightup

Echizen Asakura Mantoya Lightup

Late Aug

Echizen Asakura Mantoya in Fukui is an annual summer illumination event held at the ancient historical site, Ichijodani Asakura..

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Where to eat in Fukui

The Seafood of Tojinbo 7

The Seafood of Tojinbo

Jerome Lee

The Tojinbo area of Sakai City in Fukui Prefecture boasts of two things: its famous cliffs, and the seafood on sale along its streets...


Places to stay in Fukui

Seifuso Onsen Hotel

Seifuso Onsen Hotel

Amanda Ho

Awara onsen is a famous hot spring resort town in Fukui prefecture, situated 18 kilometers north of Fukui city. The town has a rich..


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The Arts and Crafts of Echizen

The Arts and Crafts of Echizen


A virtual event to show the local arts of Echizen; from knife making to washi traditional paper, local artisans have prospered in..


About Fukui

Okinawa Nagasaki Fukuoka Saga Kumamoto Kagoshima Miyazaki Oita Ehime Kochi Tokushima Kagawa Yamaguchi Hiroshima Okayama Tottori Shimane Hyogo Kyoto Osaka Wakayama Nara Shiga Mie Fukui Ishikawa Toyama Gifu Aichi Nagano Shizuoka Niigata Yamanashi Kanagawa Tokyo Saitama Gunma Tochigi Chiba Ibaraki Fukushima Miyagi Yamagata Iwate Akita Aomori Hokkaido
Region Chubu
Island Honshu
Capital Fukui
Population 806,314
Area 4,190.43 km²

History buffs will find no better place in Japan to visit than Fukui Prefecture (福井県, Fukui-ken), 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.

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