FukuiFukui is a small prefecture on the coast of the Sea of Japan. When you explore this beautiful area you can see gorgeous rocky coastlines and beaches, taste fresh seafood and shellfish, and visit castles. Recommendations include the Eiheiji temple and the Fukui Dinosaur Museum, Japan's best museum for those interested in dinosaurs and prehistoric earth. Fukui city also boasts a riverside tunnel of over 400 cherry trees that makes it a must see destination in spring.
Places to visit in Fukui
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Situated on a slope in the mountains just outside Fukui City, this is one of two main temples of the Soto school of Zen Buddhism. It was founded in 1244 by Eihei Dogen, the Buddhist scholar who brought Soto Zen from China to Japan during the 13th century. Doge
Maruoka Castle, also known as Kasumigajo Castle, was the Maruoka clan's center of power during the Edo era.
Kanazu Forest of Creation
The Kanazu Forest of Creation is a place where nature and art come together and influence each other. It is located a 10 minute taxi ride from Awaraonsen station or a 30 minute walk from the slightly closer Hosorogi station.
Echizen Ono Castle
Echizen Ono Castle is located a 30 minute walk from Echizenono station. It is closed January through March.
Echizen Soba Village
Echizen Soba Village includes a soba (Japanese buckwheat noodle) factory and soba restaurant. Visitors can attend factory tours and soba making workshops here.
Asuwa River Cherry Trees
The boulevard of cherry trees along Asuwa River in Fukui city are a famous hanami spot. The closest stations are Shiyakushomae and Koenguchi.
Tojinbo is located on the coast of northern Fukui and is a strip of rugged cliffs. The Tojinbo Tower offers a great view of the coast and there are sightseeing boat rides available nearly all year round.
Chisun Inn Fukui
Chisun Inn Fukui offers air-conditioned rooms with pay TV and free Wi-Fi. A 10-minute drive from Fukui Historical Museum, it provides daily buffet breakfast, a shared microwave oven and ironing facilities.
Fukui Manten Hotel Ekimae
Located in Fukui, 12 km from Eiheiji Temple, Fukui Manten Hotel Ekimae features free WiFi access and private parking. All rooms have a flat-screen TV with satellite channels. The rooms come with a private bathroom fitted with a b
Awara no Yado Yagi
Featuring a spacious indoor public hot spring bath and an outdoor public hot spring bath with a relaxing atmosphere, Aawara no Yado Yagi offers free wireless/wired internet in guest rooms and a 24-hour front desk.
Terminal Hotel Fukui
Right next to the East Exit of JR Fukui Train Station, Terminal Hotel offers contemporary rooms with a free wired internet and a flat-screen satellite TV. Massages and breakfast are available.
New Sunpia Tsuruga
A 30-minute drive from the Imajyo 365 Ski Resort, the New Sunpia Tsuruga features a fitness centre, a sauna and a playground for children. Japanese-style and Western rooms come with free wired internet, and massage treatments are
Amid its magnificent garden with koi-pond, Japanese-style hotel Haiya features hot spring baths, Japanese stone saunas and karaoke rooms. Free Wi-Fi is provided at the lobby, and a free shuttle is available from JR Awara Onsen Sta
Only a minute’s stroll from Ano Beach, Itaya boasts a 24-hour public bath and Japanese-style rooms, both offering ocean and mountain views. Guests can unwind in the sauna, and relax in the Japanese garden. The bright rooms featur