370-year-old weeping cherry tree on the grounds of Asuwa Shrine   (Photo: Takako Sakamoto)

Strolling Mt. Asuwa in Fukui

Fukuians' favorite place to hike up and chill out!

Takako Sakamoto   - 1 min read

Every Fukuian loves Mt. Asuwa for a reason: There's everything on this mountain. There is a mountain park at the top of it, a history museum, small zoo, shrines, tea houses, restaurants, etc., etc. And there are trees and flowers, everywhere. Furthermore, as this is only a small mountain, it's quite easy to hike up the hills. So Fukuians, young, adult and old, often stroll the mountain casually to appreciate the beauty of nature throughout the year. Especially in spring and in autumn you can enjoy the casual hike up the Mt. Asuwa to see lovely cherry trees and colorful autumn foliage.

Takako Sakamoto

Takako Sakamoto @takako.sakamoto

I was born in and grew up in Tokushima prefecture, and have lived in many places since then: Nishinomiya, Kyoto, Nara, Mie, Tokyo, Kanagawa, Saitama, Chiba, Fukuoka and Fukui. I am currently living in Yokohama City. All the places I lived, all the places I visited, I have loved dearly. The histor...