Island Spots in Fukui Area

  • Mizushima Island
    Travel / Tourism
    Fukui Pref. Tsurugashi Myoujinchou Water island
    Mizushima Island, which is famous for its pristine sea-water and white sand, is a small, uninhabited island located near the tip of the Tsuruga Peninsula. During the period when the water is suitable for sea-bathing (from early July to late August), there are ferries operating every day that take visitors out to the Island. As Mizushima Island is surrounded by sandbanks and reefs, it is recommended that visitors wear appropriate footwear, such as beach shoes.
  • Oshima Island
    Travel / Tourism
    Fukui Pref. Sakaishi Mikunichouantou
    Oshima Island, the largest islet on the Echigo Coast, has long been called “the island of the gods” by the people of the region. It can be accessed from the mainland via the vermillion-lacquered Oshima Bridge. The islet is part of Echizen-Kaga Kaigan Quasi-National Park. This beautiful place, a mere 27 meters tall and two kilometers in circumference, is full of legends and mystery.
  • Uninhabited Island (Mizushima)
    Travel / Tourism
    Fukui Tsuruga-shi Irogahama
    Mizushima, an uninhabited island floating in Tsuruga Bay near the tip of the Tsuruga Peninsula, is known for its crystal-clear waters and beautiful white beaches. During the summer beach season ferries run from Irogahama and Urasoko to Mizushima and the beaches are packed with bathers.
  • Ubejima Island
    Travel / Tourism
    Fukui Mikatakaminakagun-gun Wakasacho

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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