Leisure / Outdoors Spots in Fukui Area

  • Echizen Matsushima Aquarium
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    4.0
    215 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.”

    Entrance fee is a bit expensive, almost 2000 yen per person, but a discount can be had with a coupon. Check their website for any coupons before going. A great aquarium once inside, with many...

  • Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum
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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.
  • Rainbow Line Summit Park
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    4.0
    90 Reviews
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    Fukui Pref. Mikatakaminakagunwakasachou Kiyama
    This park is popular for its amazing views from the eastern observation deck of the Mikata-goko Lakes, which were designated as a Ramsar Site in 2005. The park’s rose garden, which has more than 600 roses of 110 varieties, is a must-see. The best viewing periods are May 20 to June 20 in spring and October 20 to November 20 in the fall.

    It took me almost 4 hours by car to get there. I was a bit disappointed. Its quite a nice place, but there are not many roses. A bit expensive I would say, you need to pay for the road that leads...

  • Skijam Katsuyama
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    4.0
    94 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...

  • Fukui City History Museum
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    4.0
    44 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 Children's Science Center - Angel Land Fukui
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    4.5
    44 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.

    First time to visit here in a few years. The outside play area is very large, with lots of different things for children to play on. Theres a small stream running through it into a pond, which had...

  • Prism Fukui
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    3.5
    73 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...

  • Murasaki Shikibu Park
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    4.0
    24 Reviews
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    Fukui Pref. Echizenshi Higashisempukuchou 20
    Built based on careful research of Heian period gardens, Murasaki Shikibu Park is a park in Echizen with connections to the Heian Period literary great, Murasaki Shikibu. There is much to see, including the statue of Murasaki Shikibu, monument engraved with her songs, Tsuridono building, and Izumidono building, etc. Adjacent to the park is “Fujinami-tei,” where you can see more materials related to Murasaki Shikibu.

    Lugar muito bonito para passear e conhecer um pouco da história de Echizen. Falta um pouco de conservação no local.

  • Fukui Prefectural Museum of Cultural History
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    4.0
    32 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.

    田原町駅から徒歩15分ほど。幾久公園内にある。 建物は福井県立美術館と同様に佐藤武夫設計事務所の設計でBCS賞を受賞している。 入館料は100円。展示室は2階にあり、「歴史ゾーン」(撮影不可)と「昭和のくらし」(撮影可)がある。「歴史ゾーン」では土器・青銅器・石棺から始まり、宗教、貨幣、産業などに関する資料を展示。最後の福井の鉄道に関するコーナーには昔の時刻表、タブレットを使用していた時の運票閉塞...

  • Katsuyama Castle Museum
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    3.5
    38 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.

    Apparently this is the tallest castle in Japan? Himeji looks taller to me. Either way, this castle is beautiful even though its fairly new. I came later in the day so had no chance to see the...

  • Echizengani Museum
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    4.0
    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.

    B級スポットだろうと侮っていましたが本格的なミュージアムでした。 入口にある越前ガニのトリックアート的な展示からぐいぐいと越前ガニの世界に引き寄せられ退館するころにはすっかり越前ガニの虜に。 おそるべし越前ガニ。食べるのはもちろんですが見るだけでも十分楽しませてくれます。残念ながら館内に試食コーナーなどはありません。花より団子なかたは諦めてください。この施設を通してカニの不思議な生態や漁の仕方や禁...

  • Mikuni Ryushokan Museum
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    3.5
    24 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."

    以前から気になっていた龍翔館見に行ってきました。高台に建つ洋風建築で中は博物館です。三国の歴史を見ることはできましたが、率直な感想を。展示してある写真パネルは日焼けしてわかりにくいように思います。三国町当時のままで資料もほとんど更新されておらず、以前はボタンを押すと点灯していたものが故障してテープで貼り合わせてあるのが多かったです。写真撮影はほとんど禁止。建築はいいが展示の仕方が残念でした。正直展...

  • 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.

    イカ丼で有名なドライブインよしだが休店だったので、仕方なくホテルがある京都方面へ戻る途中で、偶然見つけた施設です。駐車場は無料。二階建ての施設で入館料も無料。施設の女性スタッフさんはとても愛想がよくて、親切・丁寧に対応してくれます。設備は限られたスペースにもかかわらず、展示はとても工夫されていて説明もわかりやすい。一階にある大水槽には若狭の海の魚が元気よく泳いでいる。 海の生物に実際に手で触れるコ...

  • Tree Picnic Adventure Ikeda
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    4.5
    12 Reviews
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    Fukui Pref. Imadategunikedachou Shiduhara 28-16
    With a forest jungle gym, and mini-rafting near the source of the Asuwa River, Tree Picnic Adventure Ikeda is fun for kids and adults, even including barbeque equipment and a cottage. In the “Café Picnic” located in the “Center House,” you’ll find local dishes prepared using ingredients from Ikeda Town. Naturally, you can take-out food from there and eat anywhere you like on the park grounds.

    90%が森林と言う池田町で自然を満喫出来る施設。樹上テント等こちらならではの体験や各種自然の中でも遊べるプログラムが盛りだくさんです。個人的には春か夏に訪れてみたいと思いました。

  • Fukui City Art Museum
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    4.0
    15 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...

  • Sabae City Nishiyama Zoo
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    4.5
    10 Reviews
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    Fukui Pref. Sabaeshi Sakuramachi 3-8-9
    Opened in 1985, the Sabae City Nishiyama Zoo has made great strides in raising and breeding rare wild animals, particularly the red panda. This zoo is one of the few in the country to successfully breed red pandas. Red pandas don’t like the heat so you can’t see them much in summer, but there are live cameras placed inside and outside the red panda house, so you can see them in all their cuteness.

    豪雪の中、鯖江の駅から歩いて行きました! 人がマダラの中、辿り着いた時は感動でした。 そして、目的のレッサーパンダちゃんが可愛い❤️ リスザルちゃんもかわいい。 ここが入場料無料とは驚きです! 来れてよかったです。

  • Akagurizaki Auto Camping Ground
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    4.5
    14 Reviews
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    Fukui Oi-gun Oicho Oshima 21-95

    オートキャンプ場では設備も整い、バンガローからキャンプサイトまで色々と選ぶことが出来る。売店では大概のものが手に入るので、キャンプなどの時に忘れ物をしたときに重宝する。海の近くだが、林があるため海風もきつく無く、バイクも潮だらけにはならなかった。ウイスキー片手に潮騒を聞きながら思いを巡らすのも心地よい。3度行ったが、お勧めである。

  • Kinoko no Mori Amusement Land
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    4.5
    13 Reviews
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    Fukui Pref. Oigunoichou Shikano 42-27
    This is a mini park with the theme of mushrooms, the specialty of Oi-cho. Kinoko Monoshirikan is a facility with environmental models recreating the growth of mushrooms, exhibits of replicas of approximately 120 types of edible and poisonous mushrooms, mushrooms from around the world and rare mushrooms and visitors can see the cultivation of shiitake mushrooms, the specialty of Oi-cho. There is also a specialty shop as well as Kinoko Chaya, which serves snacks, and a barbeque facility.

    大きな滑り台のあるところはいくつか行ったのですが、エレベーターで上がれるのは斬新てすね 一応アスレチック兼用の登り口もあります 他に芝すべりや手漕ぎのトロッコなど色々遊べます。 入園料や芝すべりやすべり台の敷物なとで飲食除外で1000円ほどかかりました 園自体は広大とはいえないのと、滑り台もそう何度も滑るものではないので、体を動かしたい子供にとっては、そろそろ帰りたい発言が出るくらいでした 小...

  • Fukui Prefectural Child and Family Plaza
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    4.5
    7 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...

  • 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。

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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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