Explore Echizen City, in Fukui Prefecture, and discover Echizen's famous temples and shrines, experience Echizen's traditional crafts of knife-making, washi and tansu, and enjoy eating local delicacies such as soba and Echizen crab.
The knife culture of Echizen city in Fukui Prefecture precedes its reputation. Discover Takefu Knife Village, Shimizu Uchihamono (founded by the knife-making legend Shimizu Masaji) and the world-renowned Takamura knife factory. More
The largest washi paper in the world was made in Echizen city in Fukui Prefecture on Friday, 23rd May 2014, with many local journalists coming down to document the entire process, and interviewing the washi makers and the famous manga artist who will be using the paper for a piece of art. More
Echizen Soba Village is located in Echizen city of Fukui Prefecture, where visitors can learn to make soba, view the history of soba, see a soba-producing factory and even buy a range of products at the souvenir shop. More