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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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The Seafood of Tojinbo

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

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Beniya in Awara Onsen

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In Awara Onsen in Japan's Fukui Prefecture, Beniya is a long-established traditional inn with 24 cozy rooms, and service that...

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Beniya in Awara Onsen

Shozo Fujii

In Awara Onsen in Japan's Fukui Prefecture, Beniya is a long-established traditional inn with 24 cozy rooms, and service that...

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Kikuzushi

Shozo Fujii

Located along the banks of the Kuzuryu River in the Funahashi area of Fukui City is a Japanese bar with an Edo Style Sushi me...

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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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