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  • Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum
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    4.5
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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.

    Had a Takayama-Hokuriku Area Tourist Pass and was in Kanazawa. So thought would make my pass worth by having a day trip to Fukui. At Fukui Station, saw an ad on a package that covers two way train...

  • Skijam Katsuyama
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    4.0
    82 Reviews
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    Fukui Pref. Katsuyamashi 170-70
    Located in Katsuyama City, Fukui Prefecture, Skijam is one of the largest skiing areas and resorts in western Japan. Famous for the beautiful view offered by its ski slope, this popular resort is visited by large numbers of skiers from the Kansai and Chubu regions. The slope is divided into three main areas suited respectively to everyone from beginners to skilled skiers. From spring to fall, the resort offers a variety of outdoor activities, including lawn sledding, park golf, and kayaking classes. There’s also a heated swimming pool, dog run, barbecue garden, and lodging facility.

    This ski resort has a lot of activities,servies,facilities to have fun for skiers or snowboarder.First of all, what I was impressed with was good rental services of ski gears.You can come here...

  • 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。

  • Fukui Prefectural Museum of Cultural History
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    4.5
    25 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
    29 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.

  • Megane Museum
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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.
  • Asuwayama Amusement Park
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    Fukui Fukui-shi Yamaokucho 58-97
    A park in Asuwayama, Fukui. The park covers the entirety of Mt. Asuwayama, nearly 116 meters above sea level. The park contains Asuwayama Amusement Park which includes a zoo and athletic facilities, as well as Fukui Natural History Museum, a broadcast tower, a cafe, and more. It's famous for its cherry blossoms in the spring when nearly 3,500 trees come into bloom.
  • Shibamasa World
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    3.0
    1 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.

    8月の27日に行きました。お天気は良く、日差しもありとてもプール日和だったのですが、日本海側だけあってプールの水温が低かった… 昼過ぎには子供プールの子供達は歯をガチガチ。唇も、紫色になりながらも遊んでました。 古くからある施設だけあって、修理を繰り返してるって感じで、トイレや着替えスペース全てが古くトイレの便座は座った瞬間にガタっと動く?ズレるのでびっくりします。 プールサイドも同じく、メンテ...

  • Suishohama Beach
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    Fukui Pref. Mikatagunmihamachou Takenami
    A swimming beach located in Mihama Town, Mikata County, Fukui Prefecture considered one of the most beautiful beaches in the Hokuriku area. The beach’s waters are shallow and clear, and the tiny grains of sand which make up the beach area glitter like tiny crystals, creating a lovely contrast. The beach is also famed for its picturesque view of the Tsunegami Peninsula, as well as its gorgeous sunsets, which die the shoreline red. In summer, this popular destination is visited by great numbers of visitors from the Hokuriku and Kansai regions looking to go swimming; the beach is also a renowned marine sports destination and date spot.
  • Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum Field Station
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    Fukui Pref. Katsuyamashi Murokochou Terao 51-11 Inside forest of the Marine dinosaurs
    An outdoor dinosaur museum located in Katsuyama Dinosaur Forest Park in Katsuyama City, Fukui Prefecture famous as one of the largest dinosaur fossil excavation sites in Japan. The grounds are divided into three zones—a viewing area where you can see the fossil excavation site up close, an exhibition hall where you can learn about the fossils found here and the techniques used, and an area where you can experience what it’s like to excavate a fossil yourself. Visiting the site is a tour-only affair. You can reserve a tour in advance, and same-day tour tickets are also sold on a first come, first serve basis. A dedicated bus is used to get to the site which can be boarded in front of the Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum.
  • Wakasa Wada Beach
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    Fukui Pref. Oiguntakahamachou Wada
    This beach, chosen in the top one hundred best swimming beaches by the Ministry of the Environment, was the first beach in Asia to acquire the International Environmental Certification of “BLUE FLAG.” Many people from the Kansai and Chukyo regions visit every year to swim at the beach blessed with wide white sand beaches and clear transparent waters. The wide, shallow beach is popular among families with children, and all through the season the beach is attended by lifesavers. There are many facilities such as a beach tea house and toilet. The view of the beautiful pine grove “Ao no Matsubara” and Mt. Aoba is wonderful. The nearest station is Wakasa-Wada Station.
  • Akagurizaki Auto Camping Ground
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    4.5
    13 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...

  • Happiring
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    Fukui Pref. Fukuishi Chuou 1-2-1
    Fukui Station West Exit was redeveloped into Happiring, a shopping mall complete with tourist information center, Fukui Products Museum, Fukui City Natural History Museum, and multi-purpose rooms. It also has a drop-in care center for kids from six-month olds to third grade elementary school kids, so you can shop with peace of mind. There are many events held as well. Approximately a minute on foot from JR Fukui Station.
  • Imajo Ototo Town
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    Fukui Pref. Nanjougunminamiechizenchou Somakimata
    The Konsho Ototo Town is an all-weather barbeque facility where you can enjoy grab fish or hook char/Rainbow trout in the clear waters, where you can take in nature, that also lets you enjoy coal grilling fish that you have caught. You cannot bring in outside materials, but food and drinks for barbeque are available for purchase.
  • Fukui Prefectural Children's Science Center - Angel Land Fukui
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    4.0
    37 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.

    This is a great park and museum with a lot for kids to do and learn. The main play area if free and the science museum area is very cheap. The outside plark play rea also has climbing areas which are...

  • Fukuiken Kaihin Shizen Center
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    4.5
    10 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.

    素晴らしいところです。 国が関わってるので、無料ですが、お魚さんたちいる水槽があり、有料の餌をあげることができます。懐いてます。 他に展示物、映像シネマあり、予約で、シュノーケリングや自然体験ができるので、参加して下さい。

  • Fukui Prefectural Child and Family Plaza
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    4.5
    6 Reviews
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    Fukui Pref. Oigunoichou Narumi 1-1-1
    Primarily a facility for preschool and elementary school kids to enjoy with their parents, the Child and Family Science Center gives families an opportunity to deepen their understanding of the ocean, nature, and their environment. It is divided into five zones: the entrance, the factory, fun search, exchange, and outdoor. The outdoor zone features a playground, monuments, and an outlook floor for viewing the ocean. Approximately six minutes by car via Obama Interchange on the Maizuru-Wakasaka Expressway.

    An impressive indoor playground with a massive pirate ship including a compressed air cannon for kids to fire plastic balls into the surrounding ball pit ‘sea’ or at their parents / siblings. Great...

  • Prism Fukui
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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.
  • Tanoura Beach
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    Fukui Pref. Tsurugashi Te Nobu
    This beautiful beach, designated as part of Wakasa Wan Quasi-National Park, is known for its white sands and its blue water. People looking to fish can enjoy surf fishing from the beach, fishing from a boat, or raft fishing off Washizaki Cape. The beach, which is open from early July to the end of August, has a full range of facilities including a beachside teahouse, toilets, showers, changing rooms, and more.
  • Fishing Park Mikata
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    Fukui Pref. Mikatakaminakagunwakasachou Ogawa 17-36
    Kids and adults can enjoy the Fishing Park Mikata—the only ocean-fishing park in Wakasa, where you can go fishing amid the gorgeous scenery. The staff will explain to you how to load the bait and use the reel, so even beginners can rest easy. Also, there is a barbeque terrace, so you can enjoy the fish you just caught.

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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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