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Fukui Articles

Fukui Food Guide

Saba no HeshikoWhat makes Saba no Heshiko is that, rather than being dried regularly, the fish is actually pickled in “Nuka” or rice bran. Nuka is the shavings taken off of individual rice grains, as normally rice grains are brown. These shavings give the vege

Fukui Access Guide

Getting to Fukui is relatively easy, and there are two ways to get to the prefecture by train from the Tokyo Area. Depending on where you want to visit before or after your trip to Fukui, you may want to think about which route to take. You can also get to the

Fukui 1-day-tour Itinerary

Fukui is relatively small, and many of the points of interest are close by. Unfortunately, some of those points may be a bit far from public transportation, so best case scenario would be to rent a car and drive directly to these spots. If not, you can still t

The Best Times to Visit Fukui

Echizen Historic Pageant in SpringThe Echizen Pageant is a festival that is held every year in order to celebrate Fukui’s culture and important historical figures. Each year people dressed in elegant traditional Japanese clothing and armor walk a 1.5 km stretc

First Time in Fukui

Photo Cred: Flickr user Pyonko 99001450@N00/5799941068/The Tojinbo Cliffs Fukui is characterized by its rocky shores, and the Tojinbo Cliffs are Fukui’s most famous rocky outcropping. The cliffs are basaltic cliffs, which gives the rocks their distinct geomet

Shingu Shrine Autumn Festival - Takahama

Tucked away from the loud, fun, sun and sand times at Wakasa Wada Beach in Takahama, Fukui Prefecture is a small Shinto Shrine that is over 870 years old. Shingu Shrine was founded on February 14, 1143. It is partnered with two other even smaller shrines (Atag

Isaribisou - Takahama Candle Illumination Festival

The summer is filled with innumerable festivals, both big and small, far and wide. The same holds true for even the smallest of towns.Wakasa Takahama Isaribiso LanternStarting in 2003, once a year in the hot and humid months of July or August in the beach-side

Where are you Swimming this Summer?

Summer is finally on it's way and our search for the perfect family friendly beach to spend the coming hot summer afternoons has also started. Here are two great places to while away your summer afternoon in Fukui, both are nearby to other places of interest t