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Other Food Spots in Fukui Area

  • Nihonkai Sakanamachi Seafood Market
    Fukui Pref. Tsurugashi Wakabachou 1-1531
    Located in Wakaba Town, Tsuruga City, Fukui Prefecture, this is the largest seafood market selling products from the Sea of Japan, and is host to 70 establishments like seafood shops and restaurants. Among the market stalls you’ll hear the energetic voices of the market vendors trying to sell their wares and you’ll see a wide variety of seafood delicacies on all of the stalls trucked in directly from Tsuruga Port such as fresh seafood, processed foods, and the local specialty, kombu seaweed. The seafood rice bowls, popular with tourists, are topped with a whole variety of different foods and all at a good price. Each bowl comes packed with a huge amount of seafood such as tuna, sea bream, shrimp, salmon roe and salmon, etc. The market officially opens at 10 a.m. but apart from the restaurants most stalls start trading from 8:30 a.m. onwards.
  • Village of Gomadofu Dansuke
    Fukui Pref. Yoshidaguneiheijichou Aratani 24-7-1
    Dansuke is a long-established gomadofu (crushed sesame seeds boiled in water and chilled like tofu) maker, founded in 1888, which is located on National Route 364 in Aratani, Eiheiji Town, Yoshida County. Packs of Nama Gomadofu (raw gomadofu, which is not reheated after packaged) can be purchased at the firm’s direct-outlet store. The café adjacent to the workshop where the gomadofu is made and stored serves a variety of confectionery products and beverages, including raw gomadofu and brown sugar zenzai (red bean soup) made with gomadofu, etc.
  • Tentatu
    Fukui Pref. Fukuishi Junka 2-7-17
    Founded over 200 years ago, Tentatu is famous for its Echizen-style salt sea urchin, powder sea urchin and dried sea urchin. In the Edo period, Tentatu’s Echizen sea urchin was long beloved as a delicacy, and it was used a gift to various local masters in the imperial court or shogunate as preserved rations for military use. It keeps for days at room temperature.
  • Umenosato Kaikan
    3 Reviews
    Fukui Pref. Mikatakaminakagunwakasachou Narude 17-4-1
    At the Umenosato Kaikan, they perform all the operations up to shipping the product, from pickling plums to airing them. The sales corner, where they offer umeboshi, as well as a rich variety of other processed products, is popular. And at the “Plum picking field”, they sell freshly harvested green plums from mid to late June.


  • Wakasa Obama Fish Center
    10 Reviews
    Fukui Pref. Obamashi Kawasaki 2-5-1
    This center is a seafood market housing 11 fish shops, most of which are intermediate wholesalers, selling freshly-caught fish from local fishing ports and dried and processed marine products. It is also popular for its charcoal brazier area in a corner of the car park where you can cook the fish or dried products that you bought at the center. The best time to visit is the morning.

    Nice to see the seasonal seafood, with a lot of varieties. You can mail them to friends and family in Japan. Go when the market opens at 8 am to experience what it really is!

  • Echizen Mikuni Famous Goods Shop Namiya
    Fukui Sakai-shi Mikunicho Kitahonmachi 3-3-44
    A shop selling local goods in Kitahonmachi 3-Chome, Mikuni-cho, Sakai City. They offer local Fukui seafood including Echizen sea urchin and Echizen crab as well as famous local products including confectionary treats and sake. The shop is also well known as the origin of Momiwakame made by sun-drying seaweed harvested from the Tojinbo Cliff seaside area.
  • Sanroku Syoten, Sanroku Salad-yaki
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Fukui Sabae-shi Sanrokucho 1-6-7
    A shop specializing in Imagawa-yaki pastries in Sanroku-cho 1-Chome, Sabae City. They're known for their specialty Sonroku Salad-yaki which takes the dough from Imagawa-yaki and fills it with radish, ham, and mayonnaise before baking it. This popular treat is known as a Sabae soul food some days over 1000 of them are sold. They also sell standard red bean paste and custard cream filled Imagawa-yaki.
  • Kagimago Tsudamagobei Umashikuni Obama Store
    Fukui Obama-shi Obamatamamae 69-6
    A shop located on Kaigan-dori Street in Obamatamamae, Obama City that specializes in Sasazuke, or bamboo leaf pickling. They produce carefully made additive free Kodai-no-Sasazuke from domestic ingredients. Fresh sea bream caught that morning is seasoned with ingredients including salt, vinegar, and mirin and then packed with kelp in a cedar barrel. They also sell a variety of other processed goods made with local Wakasa seafood including Wakasa-Guji, high quality tilefish pickled in miso, and mackerel pickled in rice-bran paste, a traditional meal along the Saba Kaido Road.
  • Wakasa-Obama Marukai Obama Main Store
    Fukui Obama-shi Otecho 9-21
    A shop selling processed marine goods located along National Route 162 in Ote-cho, Obama City. Their processed goods are primarily made with local Wakasa seafood and include the Wakasa specialty Kodai Sasazuke made by pickling sea bream with salt and vinegar in a small cask. Their products also include Uni-Hishio fish sauce paste made with sea urchin, salted dried seasonal fishes, and mackerel pickled in rice-bran paste.
  • Yamamoto Soy Sauce & Miso Brewery
    Fukui Ono-shi Motomachi 2-8
    A miso and soy sauce brewery located along Shichiken-dori Street in Motomachi, Ono City. They use the same traditional manufacturing techniques involving natural brewing process using carefully selected ingredients and Ono's natural water sources before allowing it to mature in a wooden barrel. This results in a flavor that's been unchanged for nearly 90 years. From October to June they sell a special Fukukitaru miso made from 100% local Fukui soybeans and koshihikari rice.
  • Mirukuyasan
    Life / Living / Hospital
    Fukui Pref. Fukuishi Nishikata 2-24-1
  • Taniguchi Milk
    Fukui Fukui-shi Tsunooricho 16-14-1
  • Hosoi Milk
    Fukui Fukui-shi Ryohashiyacho 23-29
  • Meiji Milk Bando Delivery Center
    Fukui Fukui-shi Matsumoto 1-chome 11-17
  • Meiji Milk Milk no Takeuchi
    Life / Living / Hospital
    Fukui Fukui-shi Joto 4-11-21
  • Meiji Milk Yatsushima Store
    Life / Living / Hospital
    Fukui Fukui-shi Omiya 5-6-1
  • Morinaga Milk Ikuhisa Sale
    Life / Living / Hospital
    Fukui Fukui-shi Ikuhisacho 1-17
  • Morinaga Fukui Fresh Milk Center
    Life / Living / Hospital
    Fukui Fukui-shi Toiyacho 2-33
  • Morinaga Hokuriku nyugyo Fukui Kojo
    Life / Living / Hospital
    Fukui Pref. Fukuishi Takagi 2-601
  • Morinagamirukusentafukunoi
    Life / Living / Hospital
    Fukui Pref. Fukuishi Kagetsu 1-5-8

Fukui Areas


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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