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Sightseeing Spot Spots in Fukui Area

  • Asuwa River Cherry Blossoms
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    Fukui Pref. Fukuishi Keya , Tsumono, Yuu, Akari Town
    This roughly 2,200 meter-long tunnel of pink flowers extends from Kidabashi Bridge to Shinakaribashi Bridge. In addition to old-growth Yoshino cherries, a great variety of other cherry blossoms have been planted here on the bank of the Asuwa River. Each year during the cherry blossom season, the trees are lit up at night for the Fukui Spring Festival held here. Visitors to the festival can enjoy the wondrous world created by the garden lantern style footlights.
  • Ajimano Cherry Tree
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    Fukui Echizen-shi Ikeizumicho 9-1 Echizen-shi Ajimano Elementary School Schoolyard
    A famous cherry tree in Ikeizumi-cho, Echizen City. The large Edohigan (double weeping rosebud) cherry tree is over 140 years old and is planted on the grounds of the Echizen City Ajimano Elementary School. The tree is illuminated at night when in bloom for evening flower viewings. It has been designated a Natural Monument of the city. Being located on school grounds there are restrictions for visiting including not being able to visit during class hours.
  • Funagoya Boathouse
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    Fukui Mikatakaminakagun-gun Wakasacho Umiyama
    A series of huts in Umiyama, Wakasa Town, Mikatakaminaka County. They were built on the lakeshore of Lake Mikata for agricultural purposes and are used for different occasions such as harvesting plums. Throughout the different seasons you can enjoy the scenery of the traditional grass thatched huts lining the waterside. You can only view the huts from the exterior.
  • Bentenzakura Cherry Trees
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    Fukui Katsuyama-shi Honmachi Tatekawacho
    A well-known location for viewing cherry trees along the Kuzuryu River in Katsuyama City. Along nearly 1.5 kilometers of the right bank of the river are planted 450 Yoshino cherry trees and when they bloom in the spring you can view the beautiful Hitomesenbon (Countless Cherry Blossoms in a Glance) scenery. During the flowering season they hold the Bentenzakura Festival.
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    Fukui Obama-shi Ichibancho
    "A well in Unjo Park in Ichiban-cho, Obama City. From 30 meters below the spring water comes gushing forth at a temperature of around 13 degrees. The name comes from the other name for Obama Castle, Unpin Castle. It was chosen by the Ministry of the Environment as one of the ""Top 100 Heisei Famous Water"", and many locals visit it to fetch water. It is also used in Japanese confectionery shops and sake breweries."
  • Oshima Peninsula
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    Fukui Oi-gun Oicho Oshima
    A peninsula on the west side of Obama Bay. It along with Uchitomi Peninsula on the opposite bank form Obama Bay. You can access the peninsula passing over Obama Bay by turning off of National Route 27 in Hongo, Ohi Town, Ohi County onto Prefectural Route 241 and crossing the Aoto no Ohashi Bridge. The Oshima Peninsula Niso-no-Mori custom is a ritual unique to the Oshima region that is still performed today and has been designated as one of Japan's Intangible Folk Cultural Properties that need measures such as documentation.
  • Kuzuryu Manbon Sakura
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    Fukui Ono-shi Hakogase
    A location famous for its sakura cherry trees in Hakogase, Ono City. In 1971 haiku poet Yamaguchi Seishi, who was serving as head of the board of the Kuzuryu Manbon Sakura-kai (Kuzuryu 10,000 Sakura Tree Association), started the planting of cherry trees near Kuzuryu Lake, a dam lake along Kuzuryu River, with the goal of planting 10,000 cherry trees. This effort continues on through today. In spring the view of cherry blossoms interwoven with the blue of the lake makes for a beautiful sight to behold.
  • Tsuruga Peninsula
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    Fukui Tsuruga-shi
    A peninsula located on the eastern side of Wakasa Bay. It contains the Wakasa Bay Quasi-National Park and the east side of the peninsula forms Tsuruga Bay. At the tip of the peninsula you'll find the Tateishi Cape Lighthouse, the second light house built off the Sea of Japan, while on the eastern side you'll find Irogahama beach which famous poet Mastuo Basho mentioned in his Oku no Hosomichi collection. Also, floating just offshore in the crystal-clear waters is the uninhabited Mizushima Island.
  • gingatetudo 999 zo
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    Fukui Pref. Tsurugashi Shiroganechou
  • shonen hoshinotetuozo
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    Fukui Pref. Tsurugashi Shiroganechou
  • Motel tonodeaizo
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    Fukui Pref. Tsurugashi Shiroganechou
  • Eiennohoshino Umie zo
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    Fukui Pref. Tsurugashi Shiroganechou
  • tabidachizo
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    Fukui Pref. Tsurugashi Shiroganechou
  • hahatonokiokuzo
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    Fukui Pref. Tsurugashi Shiroganechou
  • mayoinohoshizo
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    Fukui Pref. Tsurugashi Shiroganechou
  • Glass No Claire zo
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    Fukui Pref. Tsurugashi Shiroganechou
  • Onagatani
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    Fukui Sakai Marukacho Onagatani 27-11
  • Kuzuryu Kawa Levee Sakura Namiki
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    Fukui Katsuyama-shi Honmachi 1-chome
  • Saiunji Temple
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    Fukui Fukui-shi Bushucho
  • Hasu Park
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    Fukui Pref. Nanjougunminamiechizenchou Nakagoya

Fukui Areas

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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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