Leisure / Hobbies Spots in Echizen Area

  • Echizengani Museum
    22 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    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.


  • Roadside Station Echizen-nai Active House Echizen
    9 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Fukui Pref. Nyugunechizenchou Kuriya 71-335-1
    Everyone from children to adults can enjoy themselves at this Roadside Station which has a full range of facilities including a simple 25 meter pool, a children’s pool, a synchronized swimming pool, a running water pool and a water slide pool. Don’t forget your swimming cap!

    プールと温泉(漁火)を利用しました。プールは小さな子どもも楽しめそうですが、ペンキが剥げていたりして老朽化しています。スライダーは結構スピードがありました。プールの水はあまりきれいとは言えません。 2階は温泉になっていて、漁火にわざわざ入らなくてもよかったかな?プールを出て更衣室に入ってすぐシャンプー等完備されているシャワーがありました。脱水機もあります。 お風呂は意外と小さく、人が多いと利用しづ...

  • Fukui Botanical Garden Plantopia
    2 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Fukui Nyu-gun Echizencho Asahi 17-3-1
    A botanical garden located along National Route 417 in Asahi, Echizen Town, Nyu County. In a site covering 25 ha you can see over 3,000 types of naturally growing plants. In the main building they have exhibits displaying the evolutionary history of plants as well as a mini greenhouse with a collection of succulent plants. They also have hands-on classes such as creating handicrafts using plants.

    広大な植物園で、四季折々の草花も楽しめる。 土日はクラフトのイベントもあるようです。 しかし、植物園内のトイレの清掃が行き届いていなかったり、老朽化しており、厳しいです。 (建物内トイレはきれいです。ただし和式) 小さい子連れにはオススメしません。

    1 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Fukui Nyu-gun Echizencho Umeura 114-91
    A diving center located along the Isaribi Kaido Road in Umeura, Echizen Town, Nyu County. It's equipped with the facilities you need for a comfortable diving experience off of the Echizen coast including changing rooms, showers, a large pool, and an outdoor terrace. They offer diving experiences for beginners, snorkeling experiences, and a diving school where you gain your license. The attached Echizen Marutaya bed and breakfast offers special lodging plans for divers and lodging is also available in the diving center itself.

    シーズンごとにお得なキャンペーンを行っています。(3本1万円程度など) インストラクターはとても気さくな方です。 たぶん、日本語のみです。 施設は広く、外シャワーはとても温かいです。 船をバスタブに改造して、中に天然温泉を引いたものが有り。 ウェットスーツのままはいることができます。 機材は自分でセットする必要がありますが、分からない場合は教えてくれるので問題ありません。リクエストすることで夏...

  • Echizen Misaki Suisen Land
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Fukui Nyu-gun Echizencho Chigadaira 27-1-2
    A park located in Chigadaira, Echizen Town, Nyu Country, Fukui Prefecture. Visitors can view daffodils which bloom on the grounds from November through March. There's also a hall with a daffodil garden in the center of the park where you can see daffodils flowering year-round. Other highlights include the Cape Echizen Lighthouse and an observatory.
  • Fukui Prefectural Museum of Ceramics
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Fukui Nyu-gun Echizencho Ozowara 120-61
    A museum in Ozowara, Echizen, Nyu. In addition to the museum, which shows off the charms of Echizen pottery through their collection on display, they also have a tea room and garden on the premises. They also offer pottery classes where you can experience electric pottery wheels and hand throwing as well as ceramic painting.
  • Imajo Ototo Town
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Fukui Pref. Nanjougunminamiechizenchou Somakimata
    The Konsho Ototo Town is an all-weather barbeque facility where you can enjoy grab fish or hook char/Rainbow trout in the clear waters, where you can take in nature, that also lets you enjoy coal grilling fish that you have caught. You cannot bring in outside materials, but food and drinks for barbeque are available for purchase.
  • Tanoura Beach
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Fukui Pref. Tsurugashi Te Nobu
    This beautiful beach, designated as part of Wakasa Wan Quasi-National Park, is known for its white sands and its blue water. People looking to fish can enjoy surf fishing from the beach, fishing from a boat, or raft fishing off Washizaki Cape. The beach, which is open from early July to the end of August, has a full range of facilities including a beachside teahouse, toilets, showers, changing rooms, and more.
  • Murasaki Shikibu Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    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.
  • Shiraki Beach
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Fukui Pref. Tsurugashi Shiraki
    This quiet beach with white sands and clear waters almost feels like a private beach. Visitors can enjoy fishing, relaxing with their families or walking on the nearby promenade.
  • Tsuruga City Sports Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Fukui Pref. Tsurugashi Kutsumi 149-1
    This sports park, which has proper sports facilities, recreation facilities that can be enjoyed by families and landscape facilities for relaxation and resting in grounds totaling 327,000 m2, also has sports facilities that are open to the public without reservation. There are some times that the park cannot be used due to tournaments, etc. so if you are going to play a particular sport, you should call ahead.
  • Tsuruga Konbukan
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Fukui Pref. Tsurugashi Sakanoshita 17-3-1
    At this museum, visitors can see, eat and feel through exhibits on the history of konbu (kelp), its distribution channels and how people have been eating it and a super theatre where visitors can enjoy films about konbu. It also organizes a wide range of fun events. There are also many products that demonstrate the attraction of konbu and is crowded with shoppers.
  • Hanahasu Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Fukui Pref. Nanjougunminamiechizenchou Nakagoya 64-41
    This park, which boasts around 120 types of flowering lotus including the Oga lotus which has been revived after 2,000 years, holds a Lotus Flower Festival from the end of June to the middle of August. The lotus flowers usually bloom during this period and many people come to enjoy the flowers. The park’s pavilion is a refined Nanbokucho period samurai residence-style made from Japanese cypress produced in Minami Echizen-cho.
  • Midori to Shizen no Mura
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Fukui Echizen-shi Anyojicho 5-3
    An outdoor area in Anyoji-cho, Echizen City. It's made up of two areas, the Sun Plaza and the Sun Sports Land. Located on the premises are facilities for auto camping and barbecuing, as well as a large lawn area, a running course, and tennis courts.
  • Donguriyama Farm
    Leisure / Hobbies
    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.
  • Kinkazan Greenland
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Fukui Echizen-shi Komeguchicho 58-25
    An outdoor facility in Komeguchi-cho, Echizen City. It's equipped with log cabins, cottages, and bungalows, as well as auto camping sites, tent sites, and open forest areas. Attached to the wooden rest area is a barbecue house that can accommodate up to 100 guests for indoor barbecuing.
  • Echizen City Yatsusugi Forest Learning Center
    Travel / Tourism
    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).
  • Echizen City Manyo Chrysanthemum Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Fukui Echizen-shi Yokawacho 22-96-1
    A botanical garden located along Prefectural Route 201 in Yokawa-cho, Echizen City. Here they have grown the chrysanthemums that are used to make the large human figures in the city's yearly Takefu Kikuningyo festival. Along with viewing the various methods of raising chrysanthemums including the chrysanthemum dome and the five-story pagoda they have a flower clock that changes with the seasons and an exhibition room. There's also the nearby Manyo-no-Sato Ajimano Garden where you can view plants related to the Manyoshu poetry collection.
  • Echizen Pottery Village Echizen Togei (Pottery) Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Fukui Nyu-gun Echizencho Ozowara
    A park located within Echizen Pottery Village in Ozowara, Echizen Town, Nyu County. The park features a ceramics area with 15 pieces of Echizen-ware pottery by artists such as Okamoto Taro and Isamu Noguchi as well as maintained pathways and lawn areas. A variety of events are held throughout the seasons including the Echizen Pottery Festival held in late May every year. Located next to the park are facilities including the Fukui Prefectural Museum of Ceramics and the Echizen Old Kiln Museum.
  • Nagasuhama Beach
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Fukui Nyu-gun Echizencho Kuriya
    A beach along the Isaribi Kaido Road in Kuriya, Echizen Town, Nyu County. This is the largest beach in the area and you can see all the way along the Echizen coastline to Echizen Cape. It features a gravel beach with crystal clear waters and you can enjoy not just swimming but also scuba diving.

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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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