Leisure / Hobbies Spots in Fukui Area

  • Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum
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    4.5
    691 Reviews
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    Fukui Pref. Katsuyamashi Murokochou Terao 51-11 Toyama dinosaur forest
    Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum is a specialist geology and paleontology museum, focused particularly on dinosaurs, which is located in Katsuyama City, Fukui Prefecture (an area where many dinosaur fossils have been found). More than 40 complete dinosaur skeletons are on display, enabling visitors to get a feel for just how big dinosaurs were. The Museum also has large-scale dioramas and a computer graphics theatre that recreate the type of prehistoric forest in which dinosaurs lived, giving visitors a sense of having “traveled back in time.” Both adults and children can enjoy learning about the history of the Earth through the dinosaurs’ story.

    We absolutely loved the day at the museum. Theres a great anime film thats shown without subtitles in English but we still were able to watch and enjoy it- we combined this with the nearby echizen...

  • Shibamasa World
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    3.5
    123 Reviews
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    Fukui Pref. Sakaishi Mikunichouhamaji 45-1
    A theme park located in Mikuni Town Sakai City, Fukui Prefecture which has an amusement park as well as campground, pool, and other fun facilities. Some of the park’s many attractions include roller coasters, go-carts, and bicycling. There’s also clay shooting, ground golf, and one of the largest 3D mazes in Japan—from children to adults, there’s fun things for everyone! The pool, only open in summer, has a popular inner tube waterslide registered in the Guinness Book of World Records as the tallest and longest in the world. Since 2014, the park has also opened the pool at night.

    I (teenager) enjoyed coming here with my younger cousins and brother. I do not know much about the pricing, but the lines were sometimes long for the more popular slides. There are other very small...

  • Kitanosho Castle Ruins Shibata Park
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    3.5
    100 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Fukui Fukui-shi Chuo 1-21-1
    A park on the site of the former Kitanosho Castle. In 1575 Shibata Katsuie was given control of the Echizen area by Oda Nobunaga and he had Kitanosho castle on the plains constructed. It was a magnificent castle with a nine-story tower and a large castle town surrounding it but fell just eight years later when attacked by the army of Toyotomi Hideyoshi. In the park are bronze statues of Shibata Katsuie, his wife Oichi, and their three daughters. Some historical remains including Onigawara roof tiles and chains from a pontoon bridge still remain.

    An interesting place with a shrine and statues, and old castle wall/moat visible. Now even more interesting thanks to English explanations of the history being added. Well worth a visit.

  • Kyukamura Echizen Mikuni
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    4.0
    64 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Fukui Pref. Sakaishi Mikunichousaki 15-45
    A place to feel the ocean breeze while you enjoy autocamping, tennis, and grand golf, the Kyukamura Echizen Mikuni gives you a great sense of open space, facing the Sea of Japan. There are several things you can try out including kids’ programs, so it’s great for families. They also have set plans for events plus lodging in the hotel located in Kyukamura.

    途中からバスで向かう予定でしたが、宿泊数日前にお電話をくださり、お得なバスチケットを用意してくださってとても好感がもてました。バスも旅館入口に停まるので迷いようがありません。 部屋が広くてとても寛げました。申し込み自己満に蟹のプランがなかったのは残念でした。でも、ごはんはとても美味しかったです。

  • Prism Fukui
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    3.5
    70 Reviews
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    Fukui Pref. Fukuishi Chuou 1-1-25
    Prism Fukui—the shopping center of JR Fukui Station—is a shopping center that features places to eat or drink, drug stores, relaxation centers and even Fukui souvenirs. There are several stores selling Echizen crab or seafood products, famous candy, and even local spirits. It also features good access to highway buses and Echizen Railway.

    Shops, mostly selling Fukui souvenir snacks/food, a good cafe (Colorado), and some restaurants, and a supermarket, inside Fukui station. Theres a small shop that sells Fukui and Japanese style...

  • Fukui Prefectural Children's Science Center - Angel Land Fukui
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    4.5
    43 Reviews
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    Fukui Pref. Sakaishi Haruechouhigashitaroumaru 3-1
    Angel Land Fukui, a complex that features a play building, a science building, a culture building and a local child hall as central facilities with various functions, is a place for learning about science while enjoying Hokuriku’s largest planetarium and space theater. It is visited by roughly 500,000 people every year. You can experience the latest technology in craftsmanship and manufacturing too. Approximately 16 minutes on foot from JR Harue Station.

    I am a teenager who has gone to Fukui for many summers. Although I am probably the oldest one there every time I visit, I still love to go as it is fun and nostalgic. The outdoors is free, as well as...

  • Megane Museum
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    3.5
    52 Reviews
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    Fukui Pref. Sabaeshi Shinyokoe 2-3-4 Inside the glasses hall
    This glasses museum is located in Sabae City, Fukui Prefecture, which produces more than 90% of the glasses made in Japan. In addition to in-depth exhibits on the history of eyeglasses, the museum also features a glasses shop where visitors can try out the latest models of Made in JAPAN glasses, a cafe offering sweets from Sabae City, a souvenir corner, and more. Visitors can also try their hand at making a one-of-a-kind pair of glasses. The museum is about a 15-minute walk from JR Sabae City.

    I think the megane museum is mostly just the store to buy frames. The museum is tiny and the main workshop requires prior arrangements - over 3 weeks in advance to make your own glass frames, and the...

  • Fukui City History Museum
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    4.0
    40 Reviews
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    Fukui Pref. Fukuishi Houei 3-12-1
    This museum, which has a wealth of collections, including the Fukui City Shungaku Commemorative Collection, relating to the Fukui feudal domain and the Echizen Matsudaira Family, has a lot to see such as permanent exhibit rooms divided into 4 themes from pre-historic times up to the post-war recovery period as well as the Matsudaira Historical Records Room. Special exhibitions are also recommended as visitors can learn about the history of Japan and Asia while focusing on local history.

    A small museum, but with many interesting exhibits, such as ancient burial tombs, and old swords and armour, but unfortunately there is no English explanation for the exhibits. Found the Japanese...

  • Fukui Prefectural Museum of Cultural History
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    4.0
    30 Reviews
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    Fukui Pref. Fukuishi Omiya 2-19-15
    The Fukui Prefectural Museum of Cultural History is a museum in Fukui City, Fukui Prefecture that is dedicated to the history and industrial heritage of the Fukui region. The authentic artifacts on display and the section dedicated to the period from the mid-1950s through to the early 1970s are of particular interest. In the “Life in the Showa Period” corner, which recreates life in both rural communities and towns in that era, there is plenty to inspire nostalgia among visitors who remember those times, including a reconstruction of a traditional farmhouse and of a Dagashiya (traditional Japanese sweet shop). The lighting, sound effects and other aspects of the displays are changed with the seasons, further enhancing the experience for visitors to the Museum. The Museum is around 10 minutes’ drive from JR Fukui Station.

    We cam here on our way through town. The entry fee is 100 yen. The museum is small but very well laid out with good exhibits. Well worth the time to get here. It gives a good look at Japanese...

  • Katsuyama Castle Museum
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    3.5
    33 Reviews
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    Fukui Pref. Katsuyamashi Heisenjichou Heisenji 85-26-1
    Katsuyama Castle Museum is a museum in Katsuyama City, Fukui Prefecture, built in the style of a Tenshu (the main tower of a Japanese castle), which opened in 1992. The tower is 57.8 meters high, making it the tallest building of its kind in Japan. The building is intended to keep alive the memory of the castle that was the main seat of power of the Katsuyama Domain. Inside, the Museum has displays on the military equipment of Edo period Daimyos (feudal lords), textiles, folding screens decorated with paintings of battles, Qing Dynasty folk embroidery from the Zhongyuan (North China Plain) region, Japanese books from the early modern era, etc. From the observation deck on the top storey, visitors can view the city of Katsuyama, which has a history going back to the Paleolithic era, and its beautiful scenery which has led to the area being designated as the Katsuyama Geopark.

    We were literally the only visitors to the castle when we went! The museum hosts a great collection of samurai armour and has a nice view over the surrounding countryside.

  • Echizen Matsushima Aquarium
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    3.0
    4 Reviews
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    Fukui Pref. Sakaishi Mikunichousaki 74-2-3
    This aquarium is located within Echizen-Kaga Kaigan Quasi-National Park in Sakai City, Fukui Prefecture. It is near the scenic spot Tojinbo. There are several exhibits where visitors can observe and interact with marine and waterside life up close, as well as shows and feeding events. There’s a large “ocean fish tank” containing a school of nearly 3,000 sardines, as well as a “coral sea” featuring a water tank underneath the glass floor, making it feel like you’re walking on the surface. Visitors can also watch penguins swim from an underwater tunnel and swim along with the fish in the “jabu jabu ocean pool.”

    三国の宿に越前ガニを食べに来て、その帰りに水族館に寄りました。 昨夜、飽きるほど海鮮類を食べたのに、飽きずに北陸海鮮を堪能しました。

  • Mikuni Ryushokan Museum
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    3.5
    22 Reviews
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    Fukui Sakai-shi Mikunicho Midorigaoka 4-2-1
    "A museum located along the Ryutozaka Road in Midorigaoka 4 Chome, Mikuni-cho, Sakai. With the concept of ""This Museum Contains All of Mikuni"", the exhibits cover the history and culture of Mikuni, a port town that flourished as the gateway to Echizen Province. The exterior of the building is a restoration of the Ryuto Elementary School that was built in 1879, and there's an exhibit on the fourth floor dedicated to award winning trick art."

    オランダ人技師であったG.A.ラッセルが三国湊町に洋風の木造5階建の龍飛小学校のデザインをされたと言われております。

  • Echizengani Museum
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    3.5
    22 Reviews
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    Fukui Pref. Nyugunechizenchou Kuriya 71-324-1
    This museum, which was reopened after renovations in 2016, is a place where you can encounter a new kind of “crab culture.” In this hands-on facility, visitors can have fun and learn about Echizen crabs and the mysteries of the Sea of Japan. The facility is divided into seven zones including the Crab Lab where you can study the different kinds of crabs and the structure of their bodies and the Under-sea Tunnel where you can see the different fish of the seasons off the Echizen coast.

    2019年11月越前カニ祭りで大学2年の娘と訪れました。高速道路の事故、渋滞で到着が14時と出遅れました。道の駅越前で毎年開催されます。道路も渋滞、すごい人出です。カニを求めて「カニ食いに行こう」です。毎年、少しづつ値段が上がっています。けれど美味しいカニを食べに来てしまいました。

  • Echizen Suisen no Sato Park
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    3.5
    20 Reviews
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    Fukui Fukui-shi Ikura Cho 43-25
    A park along the Isaribi Kaido Road in Ikura-cho, Fukui. In the park overlooking the Sea of Japan, you'll find the Daffodil Dome. Throughout the park are Echizen Daffodils which bloom year-round as well as displays on their cultivation.

    荒々しい日本海の景色と群生した水仙の花がとてもきれいです。真冬なのに険しい斜面には水仙のいい香りが漂っています。

  • Akagurizaki Auto Camping Ground
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    4.5
    14 Reviews
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    Fukui Pref. Oigunoichou Oshima 21-95
    Nestled along the coast of Oshima Peninsula overlooking the beautiful Obama Bay, the Akagurizaki Auto Camping Ground features an automobile campsite, as well as two-floor log cabins and a barbeque house perfect for fun day trips, to meet all your camping needs. There are also many events held here so people of all ages can easily enjoy the outdoors. Approximately 40 minutes by car via Obama Interchange on the Maizuru-Wakasa Expressway.

    I enjoy camping, barbecue party, swimming, and sightseeing. It is very relaxing place. It is sorrounded by mountains and the sea. It is better to visit in the month of May up to September. The prices...

  • Fukui City Art Museum
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    4.0
    16 Reviews
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    Fukui Fukui-shi Geba 3-1111
    "This art museum is located inside Geba Central Park in Geba 3-Chome, Fukui City. It features a collection of works by the sculptor Hiroatsu Takata, who grew up in Fukui. The permanent exhibit, ""The World of Hiroatsu Takata,"" features some 80 sculptures and around 10 sketches. The museum also holds special exhibitions as well as workshops in which participants can try their hand at making a variety of objects."

    The art museum is good, though can be expensive to get into the exhibits. Exhibits change regularly. It is attached to a great and large park, with fields, a fountain with paddling pool, and a big...

  • Wakasa History Museum
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    4.0
    16 Reviews
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    Fukui Pref. Obamashi Onyu 2-104
    This museum, which collects, stores and exhibits objects concerning the history and folklore of the Wakasa region, actively plans various events including themed and touring exhibitions in addition to a wide range of permanent exhibitions such as Buddha statues made in the region and those influenced by the former capital Kyoto, the diverse festival culture of Wakasa and artefacts from the Paleolithic to the Tumulus Periods. There are also original products incorporating typical Wakasa historical and natural scenes in their designs on sale.

    This a great place to learn about the history, importance and influence of the Wakasa area. It is a very informative tour and I recommend going there. However, it may seem small compared to other...

  • Wakasa Mikata Jomon Museum
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    4.0
    16 Reviews
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    Fukui Mikatakaminakagun-gun Wakasacho Torihama 122-12-1
    A park located along National Route 162 in Torihama, Wakasa Town, Mikatakaminaka County. The park is on the shore of Lake Mikata and within you'll find sites such as the Jomon plaza where a classic pit dwelling has been recreated. In the Wakasa Mikata Jomon Museum, also located within the park, they have archeological materials on display dating back to the Jomon period including artifacts excavated from the Torihama Shell Mound.

    縄文文化をテーマにした博物館になります。匂い玉つくりの体験なども出来る博物館です。年縞なども見れます。

  • Fukui City Museum of Natural History
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    4.5
    14 Reviews
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    Fukui Pref. Fukuishi Asuwakamichou 147
    This museum has a permanent exhibition consisting of three areas themed around the relationship between people and nature: Mt. Asuwa Nature Encyclopedia, History of our Hometown and Nature of our Hometown. It also has an observatory which it uses to popularize celestial events so that many people can enjoy them. The museum also holds various observation gatherings and courses and you can participate in star-gazing without prior reservation.

    Still just 100 yen, which is excellent value for this museum. Has the same interesting exhibits of local geology and wildlife, plus they have added some new items. They now have a simple English...

  • Fukuiken Kaihin Shizen Center
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    4.5
    13 Reviews
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    Fukui Pref. Mikatakaminakagunwakasachou Sekumi 18-2
    Renovated in 2014, the Fukui Prefectural Beach Nature Center is a new type of space where you can experience learning and relaxation of the beach. You view, feed, and even touch some living creatures from Wakasaka Bay, as well as from paddies, waterways and the five lakes of Mikata. There are a variety of nature seminars throughout the year, for individuals and groups, which you can enjoy. Approximately 15 minutes via Wakasakaminaka Interchange on the Maizuru-Wakasaka Expressway.

    若狭湾の豊かな海やラムサール条約登録湿地の三方五湖の生き物や自然を紹介。海の生き物に触れたり、魚にエサを与えたりできます。近くの食見海岸で夏場を中心に磯観察やスノーケリング等の自然観察講座を開いています。

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Northeast of Kyoto, the ancient Tojinbo Cliffs separate Fukui prefecture from the Sea of Japan in a stretch of land well worth exploring. Water sports and seaside delicacies are available in abundance as the spectacular rugged coastline flattens down into beaches to the west of the prefecture, while inland, Fukui is home to Zen Buddhist temples and historic ruins.

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