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  • Tojinbo Sightseeing Boat Cruises
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    Fukui Pref. Sakaishi Mikunichouantou 64-1
    Tojinbo Sightseeing Boat Cruises offers boat trips to view the spectacular scenery of the Tojinbo cliffs from the ocean. Located in Sakai City, Fukui Prefecture, the Tojinbo cliffs have been designated as a National Natural Monument; the precipitous cliffs with their distinctive rough surface extend for about 1 km along the coast. Some of the cliffs reach a height of 20 meters or more; watching the raging waves of the Sea of Japan crash against the cliffs is a magnificent sight. On a trip halfway round Oshima Island (which lies around 1.5 km off the coast), which takes around 30 minutes, passengers can view several rocks with unusual shapes that have been created by the action of natural forces, including Lion Rock, Battleship Rock, Folding Screen Rock, and Candle Rock. Places can be found on the boat trip for individual travelers (with a 15–20 minute wait).

    Quotes from my guide (in Japanese): Dont worry, we have plenty of barf bags. Use all you want. The rocks look like they should fall, but they dont. But sometimes people do. Straight in...

  • Dinosaur Fossil Dig Experience Site
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    Fukui Pref. Katsuyamashi Murokochou Terao 51-11 (in the forest of the Tayama Dinosaur)
    Dinosaur Fossil Dig Experience Site in this park in Katsuyama City, at which many dinosaur fossils have been found, is a popular location where you can try excavating fossils from spring to autumn. Try excavating fossils from the Cretaceous Period 120 million years ago and encounter creatures and plants in the nearby natural pond.

    A short walk from the Dinosaur museum, this is an enjoyable way to spend an hour before catching the bus back to the station. A great collection of life sized dinosaurs in wooded surroundings. Like...

  • Echizen Washi Village
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    Fukui Pref. Echizenshi Shinzaikechou 8-44 Papyrus hall
    With a long 1,500-year history and tradition, Echizen is the home of washi (Japanese paper) and of the Echizen Washi Village. This facility includes the “Paper & Culture Museum” —with lots of special, local washi products and history of Echizen washi—and the “Udatsu Paper & Craft Museum” —a reconstructed paper-making house where you can observe craftsman techniques firsthand. In the “Papyrus House,” you can try making washi paper, popular for toddlers and adults alike.

    I made Washi paper. It takes a bit of work but it’s a lot of fun. The paper store has an excellent collection. Unfortunately, the museum was closed. I walked around the village and enjoyed taking...

  • Echizen Soba Village
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    Fukui Pref. Echizenshi Makarachou 7-37
    Founded over 90 years ago, Echizen Soba Village is a place where you can see and experience the different aspects of soba-making. Of course, you can enjoy fresh, meticulously-made soba, and perhaps purchase the Echizen soba and Fukui products they sell. For soba-making workshop, please make reservations several days in advance.

    どんなに大雪が降っていても寒くても福井の人は冷たいそばを食べるんだそうです。契約農家が栽培したそば粉を使用した越前そば。おろしにネギ、鰹節をたっぷりかけて頂きます。この日はソースカツ丼もセットで頂きました。こちらは甘辛のたれに、程よい厚さのお肉。美味しゅうございました。

  • Echizen Lacquerware Hall
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    9 Reviews
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    Fukui Pref. Sabaeshi Nishibukurochou 40-1-2
    The Echizen Lacquerware Hall is a craftsman’s workshop where you can get a look at historical materials and the manufacturing process, from lumber to decoration. It is a valuable place where you can hear directly from a traditional craftsman of Echizen lacquerware. The museum shop features over 1,000 items that you can buy for a reasonable price only possible here, a production region for lacquered products.

    Itll take a long bus ride to get here from Sabae station and the buses dont run that frequently, but I thought it was worth it. The museum itself is kind of small, but there are hidden attractions...

  • Wakasagyu no Sato Reinan Ranch
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    Fukui Mikatakaminakagun-gun Wakasacho Agari 77-1 Fukui Reinan Farm
    A ranch in Agari, Wakasa Town, Mikatakaminaka County. This ranch is managed by the prefecture with the goal of raising local Fukui brand Wakasa Beef calves and delivering them to farmers. There's also a mini zoo on the ranch where you can interact with animals such as goats.

    牧場という名前ですが、県の畜産試験場の一部を開放しているような施設。 そのため、商店などの商売っ気はありません。 牛が近くで見ることができる、というのは良いですね。

  • Sotomo Cruising
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    Fukui Pref. Obamashi Kawasaki 1-3-2
    These are 50-minute cruises on which you can enjoy beautiful scenery interwoven with six kilometers of cliffs, oddly-shaped rocks and caves. The Sotomo Gate is a sea cave on the north coast of the Uchitomi Peninsula, located to the east of Obama Bay and is a scenic spot representative of Wakasa Wan Quasi-National Park. It was designated as a National Site of Scenic Beauty in 1934. Departs from Wakasa Fisherman’s Wharf.
  • La Pause Kawada
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    Fukui Pref. Sabaeshi Kamikouchichou 19-37-2
    This overnight-stay amusement facility is famous for its onsen which includes both an alkaline spring that makes skin slippery smooth and a sodium sulfate spring that helps prevent arteriosclerosis, rare even in Japan. You can try your hand at making soba, udon, pizza, or mochi, so it is quite popular with families on vacation. Note: You must make a reservation in advance by phone to try these cooking activities.

    温泉施設に付属したお食事どころです。 海鮮系のお食事から蕎麦やカツ丼など幅広いメニューがあります。 食堂に近い雰囲気なので気楽に利用できます。

  • Imajo Soba Dojo
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    Fukui Nanjo-gun Minamiechizencho Daimon 10-3-1
    A hands-on soba noodle making shop location along Prefectural Route 231 in Daimon, Minamiechizen Town, Nanjo County. Learn to make soba noodles starting by stone grinding local Imajo grown buckwheat into pure buckwheat flour and then mixing that with local Japanese yams and spring water to make noodles. Then taste the fresh soba noodles that you made with your own two hands. In the winter you can try making low sodium additive free miso. Reservations required for all courses.

    今庄のはずれ、町の公民館のようなただ住まいの建物です。事前予約でそば打ち体験が楽しめますが、休日はおろしそばの食事もできます。

  • Wakasa Kanko Lake Cruise
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    Fukui Mikatakaminakagun-gun Wakasacho Umiyama 68-20
    A sightseeing cruise departing from Umiyama Pier along Prefectural Route 216 in Umiyama, Wakasa, Mikata-kaminaka. There are five cruises per day departing between 9AM and 3PM, and from the ship you'll be able to see Lake Suigetsu and Lake Suga, two of the Five Lakes of Mikata, a designated Ramsar site. They also offer a special morning cruise with breakfast only available to guests of nearby Hotel Suigekka.
  • Fukui Nature Conservation Center
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    Fukui Ono-shi Minamirokuroshi 169-11-2
    A nature observation facility in Minamirokuroshi, Ono It islocated in the Rokuroshi Plateau which is abundant with natural habitats including forested areas and wetlands. It consists of the main building with exhibits related to the local flora and fauna, an observation room with one of the country's largest telescopes, a planetarium, and an outdoor viewing area. Around the facility is a nature observing forest that covers nearly 28 hectares in which you can observe a wide variety of flora and fauna.
  • Kanazu Forest of Creation Craftsman Workshop
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    Fukui Pref. Awarashi Aonoki 44-10-29
    As an intersection of people, nature, and even art, the Kanazu Forest of Creation is a place for creative activity, one in which active artists from various fields lives together with the forest. There are three classrooms and courses held: pottery, glass, dyeing. There is also a restaurant with a diverse menu, from soft drinks to wine, from easy lunches to course meals. The works of the artists are also displayed and available for sale.
  • Kanazu Forest of Creation Glass Workshop
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    Fukui Pref. Awarashi Aonoki 44-10-37
    The Kanazu Forest of Creation Glass Workshop is one of the best glass workshops in the world, featuring the latest equipment in its kiln workshop, glass production room, and its blown glass workshop which has handmade kilns. From the tour deck, you can observe craftsmen at work.
  • Echizen Pottery Village Ceramic Art Center
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    Fukui Pref. Nyugunechizenchou Ozowara 7-8
    This village, which opened in 1971, comprises Fukui Prefectural Museum of Ceramics where you can see, make and use Echizen ware and Echizenyaki no Yakata and Ki no Ue no Tori where you can buy Echizen ware as well as restaurants and accommodation and the vast Echizen Togei Park which is one of the 100 most beautiful urban parks in Japan. Visitors can enjoy Fukui Prefecture and Echizen ware in many different ways.
  • Norari Strawberry Farm
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    Fukui Awara-shi Yamajuraku 58-23
    A strawberry-picking farm located along the Sakai Hillside Fruit Line road in Yamajuraku, Awara City. They grow the very sweet Beni-Hoppe strawberry and from February to May you can enjoy strawberry picking (with reservation). The strawberries grown in the green house are grown in elevated beds allowing them to be picked without squatting.
  • Donguriyama Farm
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    Fukui Echizen-shi Nakayamacho 11-1-1
    A tourist farm in Nakayama-cho, Echizen City. The farm grows cherries and grapes and from early to late June you can enjoy picking cherries while from early August to mid-October you can enjoy picking grapes. The farm also has an ownership system for cherry trees.
  • Echizen City Yatsusugi Forest Learning Center
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    Fukui Echizen-shi Betsuincho 19-1-1
    A hands-on learning center in Betsuin-cho, Echizen City. Along with the Mori-no-Ie (Forest House), which is equipped with lodging facilities, a dining hall, and bathrooms, there are also bungalows, a barbecue house, a lawn area, and the multipurpose Hakkakudo Hall with included sunken hearths. They offer a variety of experiences including handicrafts such as woodworking and flower pressing, pizza making in stone ovens, stargazing, and walk rallies (reservation required).
  • Wakasa Mihama Heartful Experience
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    Fukui Mikata-gun Mihamacho Matsubara 35-16-18
    A shop offering hands-on experiences in Mihama Town, Mikata County. The Wakasa Mihama Heartful Experience Promotion Council sponsors a variety of programs including hands on net fishing, Koshihikari rice harvesting, and traditional cooking experiences. Through each experience and homestay, you'll come in contact with the people and nature of the Wakasa region and learn about their food culture and daily lifestyles.
  • Milk Kobo Okuechizen Rokuroshi Kougen no Tokeidai
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    Fukui Ono-shi Minamirokuroshi 169 Tojo Yano
    A multi-use complex located along Prefectural Route 221 in Minamirokuroshi, Ono City. They have an organic restaurant serving meals made with Jersey beef and highland vegetables and a lodge available for rent that can accommodate up to 28 guests. They offer different hands-on courses including making ice-cream with freshly milked milk, butter churning, and barbeque (all of which require prior reservation) and the venue can be used for a highland themed wedding.
  • Ceramic Art Workshop Wazumi Hall
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    Fukui Nyu-gun Echizencho Shimogawara 37-44
    An experience hall in Shimogawara, Echizen Town, Nyu County. Come and experience making pottery in the birthplace of Echizenyaki pottery, counted as one of Japan's Six Oldest Kilns. Under the guidance of active artists up to 40 people can try making their own original ceramic pieces at the same time.

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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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