The Best of Winter in Fukui

Festivals, food, and much more

By Austen McBain    - 1 min read

One of the joys of living in Fukui lies in taking advantage of the ever-changing seasons and what they bring to the region. Although the prefecture certainly has plenty to offer when it comes to spring sakura blossoms, fall colors, and beautiful summer beaches, it certainly doesn't skimp on winter either!

With lots of snow and several ski resorts, beautiful nature, delicious fresh-caught seafood from the Sea of Japan, and lively festivals to warm you up even on the coldest of days, Fukui is a great place to experience winter in Japan.

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Austen McBain

Austen McBain @austen.mcbain

Originally from Indiana in the American Midwest, I currently live and work in Fukui Prefecture. I love both the big cities and the countryside of Japan, and enjoy both urban and nature photography. I've traveled fairly extensively around Japan, all the way from Amami Island to Sapporo. I've especially enjoyed walking around Fushimi Inari Taisha at night in Kyoto, checking out secondhand shops in Tokyo's Shimokitazawa, exploring sea caves at Enoshima, and exploring the ruins on Hashima Island (aka Gunkanjima).