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Fukui City

Fukui City

Fukui City is the capital of Fukui prefecture, which is located along the coast of the Sea of Japan. While most attractions l...

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Katsuyama

Katsuyama

Katsuyama is a mountain city and the definition of Fukui Prefecture's "snow country" tag, as well as the location of one of t...

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Sakai

Sakai

Sakai is Fukui Prefecture's second most populous city and home to Maruoka Castle, Japan's oldest remaining castle. Maruoka Ca...

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Echizen

Echizen

Explore Echizen City, in Fukui Prefecture, and discover Echizen's famous temples and shrines, experience Echizen's traditiona...

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Fukui Kidoriya

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Miyazaki Chicken Restaurant/Bar, 'Kidoriya' in Katamachi, Fukui. Sent directly from Miyazaki, the chicken called 'Jitokko' is...

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Seifuso Onsen Hotel

Seifuso Onsen Hotel

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

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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 ...

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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 sq. km

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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