Spots in Fukui Area

  • Prism Fukui
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    3.5
    73 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Fukui Pref. Fukuishi Chuou 1-1-25
    Prism Fukui—the shopping center of JR Fukui Station—is a shopping center that features places to eat or drink, drug stores, relaxation centers and even Fukui souvenirs. There are several stores selling Echizen crab or seafood products, famous candy, and even local spirits. It also features good access to highway buses and Echizen Railway.

    Shops, mostly selling Fukui souvenir snacks/food, a good cafe (Colorado), and some restaurants, and a supermarket, inside Fukui station. Theres a small shop that sells Fukui and Japanese style...

  • Ichijodani Asakura Family Site Museum
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    3.5
    27 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Fukui Pref. Fukuishi Abakachou 4-10
    Founded in 1981, the Ichijodani Asakura Family Site Museum exhibits roughly 500 pieces unearthed from the Ichijodani Asakura Clans Ruins, including many items that are Nationally Designated Important Cultural Properties. Also, on display are excavated materials and topographical models of Ichijodani as well as a reproduction model, offering a look at the history of the ruins and the Asakura family.

    The museum contains artifacts found within the ruins and a diorama of the valley as it would have been during the time of the Asakura clan. Explanations are only written in Japanese so it is helpful...

  • Fukui City History Museum
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    4.0
    43 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Fukui Pref. Fukuishi Houei 3-12-1
    This museum, which has a wealth of collections, including the Fukui City Shungaku Commemorative Collection, relating to the Fukui feudal domain and the Echizen Matsudaira Family, has a lot to see such as permanent exhibit rooms divided into 4 themes from pre-historic times up to the post-war recovery period as well as the Matsudaira Historical Records Room. Special exhibitions are also recommended as visitors can learn about the history of Japan and Asia while focusing on local history.

    A small museum, but with many interesting exhibits, such as ancient burial tombs, and old swords and armour, but unfortunately there is no English explanation for the exhibits. Found the Japanese...

  • Fukui Prefectural Museum of Cultural History
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    4.0
    32 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Fukui Pref. Fukuishi Omiya 2-19-15
    The Fukui Prefectural Museum of Cultural History is a museum in Fukui City, Fukui Prefecture that is dedicated to the history and industrial heritage of the Fukui region. The authentic artifacts on display and the section dedicated to the period from the mid-1950s through to the early 1970s are of particular interest. In the “Life in the Showa Period” corner, which recreates life in both rural communities and towns in that era, there is plenty to inspire nostalgia among visitors who remember those times, including a reconstruction of a traditional farmhouse and of a Dagashiya (traditional Japanese sweet shop). The lighting, sound effects and other aspects of the displays are changed with the seasons, further enhancing the experience for visitors to the Museum. The Museum is around 10 minutes’ drive from JR Fukui Station.

    We cam here on our way through town. The entry fee is 100 yen. The museum is small but very well laid out with good exhibits. Well worth the time to get here. It gives a good look at Japanese...

  • Echizen Suisen no Sato Park
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    3.5
    20 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Fukui Fukui-shi Ikura Cho 43-25
    A park along the Isaribi Kaido Road in Ikura-cho, Fukui. In the park overlooking the Sea of Japan, you'll find the Daffodil Dome. Throughout the park are Echizen Daffodils which bloom year-round as well as displays on their cultivation.

    荒々しい日本海の景色と群生した水仙の花がとてもきれいです。真冬なのに険しい斜面には水仙のいい香りが漂っています。

  • Asuwa-jinja Shrine
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    4.0
    18 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Fukui Pref. Fukuishi Asuwakamichou 108
    With a deep faith and history spanning over 1,500 years since its founding, the Asuwa-jinja Shrine—named for the ancestor deity of Echizen—venerates Emperor Keitai as the main deity, with other deities worshipped here as well. On the grounds you’ll find takao maples and weeping cherry trees which were designated as Natural Monuments in 1970. They are best viewed in mid November and around April 10th respectively, when many visitors enjoy them.

    A nice shrine in some beautiful scenery, worth visiting if you make the walk up Asuwayama. Easiest to visit by car. Best to visit in the Spring or the Fall, to see the cherry blossoms and red/orange...

  • Fukui City Museum of Natural History
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    4.5
    15 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Fukui Pref. Fukuishi Asuwakamichou 147
    This museum has a permanent exhibition consisting of three areas themed around the relationship between people and nature: Mt. Asuwa Nature Encyclopedia, History of our Hometown and Nature of our Hometown. It also has an observatory which it uses to popularize celestial events so that many people can enjoy them. The museum also holds various observation gatherings and courses and you can participate in star-gazing without prior reservation.

    Still just 100 yen, which is excellent value for this museum. Has the same interesting exhibits of local geology and wildlife, plus they have added some new items. They now have a simple English...

  • Fukui City Art Museum
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    4.0
    15 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Fukui Fukui-shi Geba 3-1111
    "This art museum is located inside Geba Central Park in Geba 3-Chome, Fukui City. It features a collection of works by the sculptor Hiroatsu Takata, who grew up in Fukui. The permanent exhibit, ""The World of Hiroatsu Takata,"" features some 80 sculptures and around 10 sketches. The museum also holds special exhibitions as well as workshops in which participants can try their hand at making a variety of objects."

    The art museum is good, though can be expensive to get into the exhibits. Exhibits change regularly. It is attached to a great and large park, with fields, a fountain with paddling pool, and a big...

  • Ichijodani Asakura Family Historic Ruins
    Travel / Tourism
    Fukui Pref. Fukuishi Kidonouchichou
    The Ichijodani Asakura Family Historic Ruins are the remains of a castle town, located in the Kidonouchi Town of Fukui City. The ruined town, which was ruled by the Asakura family for five generations over a period of 103 years in Japan’s Sengoku (Warring States) period, has been the subject of archeological excavation work, and has been designated as a Special Historic Site and as a Special Place of Scenic Beauty. Visitors can learn about the prosperity of the Asakura family and the culture of the period by examining restored artifacts from excavated samurai houses and townspeople’s houses at the Ichijodani Asakura Family Site Museum, and by viewing the site of Asakura Yoshikage’s mansion and the associated gardens.
  • Daianzenji Temple
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    4.5
    11 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Fukui Pref. Fukuishi Tanotanichou 21-4
    All the temple buildings including the main hall were designated as National Important Cultural Properties in 2008. This temple is famous for its vegetarian cuisine using seasonal ingredients such as wild and farmed vegetables, seaweed and grains. Reservations are accepted for groups of 10 or more and it is possible to combine a meal with courses in zazen (seated meditation) and shakyo (sutra copying), for example. This temple, where you can sightsee, participate and eat, is also the 10th stop for collecting amulets on the Hokuriku 33 Kannon Pilgrimage.

    I found zazen to be more demanding than I expected as I used to be able to sit cross-legged comfortably when I was younger. Unfortunately, time marches on and, even though chairs can be provided, I...

  • Fukui Fine Arts Museum
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    3.5
    11 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Fukui Pref. Fukuishi Bunkyou 3-16-1
    Maintaining artistic works in a variety of ways, such as in collections, themed exhibits and in special exhibits, the Fukui Fine Arts Museum primarily assembles works from artists connected to Fukui Prefecture, and has been home to the Okashima collection since 1987. In the special exhibit area, you will find works by many famous artists from Japan and abroad.

    田原町駅から徒歩10分ほど。直線を基調とした建物は佐藤武夫設計事務所の設計でBCS賞を受賞している。 訪館時に開催されていたのは特別企画展「岐阜県美術館名品展」とテーマ展。特別企画展の観覧料は1,000円で同チケットでテーマ展も観覧可能。展示室内は撮影不可。テーマ展は特別企画展に合わせた展示内容となっており日本画が中心。福井にゆかりのある芸術家・作品の他、横山大観や歌川広重の作品なども展示。平日の...

  • Seibu Fukui
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    3.0
    3 Reviews
    Shopping
    Fukui Pref. Fukuishi Chuou 1-8-1
    Offering products that range from food to clothing and even accessories, Seibu Fukui features a spacious interior with lots of brand stores in both the Main Building (B1F-8F) and the Annex (B1F-6F). With lots of events, it keeps you refreshed while shopping. The cafes have items that accept cell phone coupons, so make sure to check in advance.

    東京に住んでいた時は西武デパートによく買い物をしたもの、ここに有るんだと懐かしく感じてしまいました。バブルのころは、贈り物の紙袋は西武でなければという時代も有りました。内部そのものは普通のどこにでもあるような代わり映えのしないデパートです。

  • Saikoji Temple
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    3.0
    8 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Fukui Fukui-shi Sanaicho 8-21
    A temple of the Tendai Sect Shinsei School of Buddhism. It was once the Asakura family temple and located in Jiromaru, Fukui City but the Asakura family collapsed after Oda Nobunaga invaded Echizen. It was moved to its current location by Shibata Katsuie who took control of the region after them. After this it was carefully protected as his family's temple. On the temple grounds you'll find the grave of Shibata Katsuie as well as a stone monument dedicated to his wife, Oichi. Various belongings for both the Asakura family and Shibata family are stored within the temple's treasure hall.

    柴田勝家とお市の方の墓所があります。宗派は天台真盛宗とあり、延徳年間の朝倉貞景の発願と門柱にしっかりと記されています。訪れたときは地域の子どもたちが堂内で何かの練習をしていました。地域との密着性も高いお寺ですね。柴田勝家公資料館という建物も敷地の中に建っています。

  • Keya Kurotatsu Shrine
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    Fukui Pref. Fukuishi Keya 3-8-1
    Located in Keya, Fukui City, Fukui Prefecture, this old shrine is beloved by locals as “Kurotatsu-san.” Said to have been built in Kurotatsu Town as a water deity for guarding Kuzuryu River, it receives adoration as one of Japan’s old four Daimyojin. It’s believed to be useful for warding off bad fortune, improving vitality, pregnancy, safe birth, and success in business. Recently, it’s popular as a power spot. The precincts feature many spots for improving fortune, like the “gankake ishi” or the “kounno nadeishi.”
  • Fujishima Shrine
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    3.5
    3 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Fukui Fukui-shi Keya 3-8-21
    A shrine which enshrines Nitta Yoshisada, a military commander from the Period of Northern and Southern Courts (mid-late 14th century), and his family. Nitta fell in battle in 1338 and nearly some 300 years later his helmet was discovered by a local peasant. Because of that the area came to be called Nittazuka. In 1870 a small wayside shrine was constructed which would later become Fujishima Shrine. It's said that people who pray will be blessed to do well in both sports and studies and that it helps to ward off evil. Amulets marked with the kanji for 'One' as is said to be hand-written by Nitta Yoshisada are offered for purchase.

    福井鉄道の足羽山公園口駅からGoogleマップの指示通りに進むと徒歩15分ほど。毛谷黒龍神社の境内を経由すると徒歩10分ほど。 1870年に新田義貞の兜が発掘された場所に祠を建てたのが始まり。1876年に「藤島神社」となり、1901年に現在地に遷座。藤島というのは祠を建てた場所の地名。現社殿は1957年の再建で木造銅板葺。その右隣にある小さな社殿は義貞の妻・勾当内侍(勾當内侍)を祀った摂社「野神神...

  • Fukui-ken GokokuI Jinja shrine
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    3.5
    3 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Fukui Pref. Fukuishi Omiya 2-13-8
    This shrine was built in 1941 to worship the souls of fallen soldiers from Fukui including Hashimoto Keigaku, a patriot of the Meiji Restoration. It is reputed for its strong, tear-resistant hand-made Japanese paper (Echizen washi) amulets made by Ichibei Iwano, a national treasure, giving the shrine even more divine virtues.

    田原町駅から徒歩15分ほど。 1941年創建。祭神は明治維新前後から大東亜戦争までの福井県出身の国事殉難者。現社殿は福井大震災後に再建されたもので鉄筋コンクリート造。狛犬の阿像は震災でも倒れなかったので「不倒の狛犬」、吽像は震災で倒れ落ちたが壊れなかったので「無傷の狛犬」と名付けられている。境内には福井出身の武士・思想家である橋本左内に因んだ「急流中底之柱」「背のび石」がある。

  • Echizen Suisen no Sato Naminohana Onsen
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    3.5
    3 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Fukui Fukui-shi Gamocho 1-94
    A hot spring bathhouse located along National Route 305 in Gamo-cho, Fukui City. The baths are fed by a gently free flowing mildly alkaline hypotonic hot spring that is almost unchanged from the source and helps with nerve pain, muscle soreness, motor paralysis, chronic digestive diseases, and recovery from fatigue. The bathhouse offers an outdoor bath, three types of high and low temperature indoor baths, and a sauna. There's also a restaurant and relaxation facilities available for after you're done bathing.

    大人520円、営業時間は10時から22時(受付は21時30分)までです。お湯はアルカリ単純泉、無色透明で特徴はなくいたって普通でした。内湯と小さな露天風呂があります、建物のロケーションの割に浴室や露天風呂からの眺めはあまり良くなくて残念でし。

  • Yoroppaken Main Shop
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    4.0
    210 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Fukui Pref. Fukuishi Junka 1-7-4
    A famous restaurant visited by fans from far and wide and said to be the originator of sauce katsu-don, a local Fukui Prefecture specialty consisting of breaded pork cutlet soaked in Worcester sauce and served on a bowl of rice. It’s said sauce katsu-don was invented when the owner returned from a trip to Germany and, seeking to popularize the Worcester sauce he encountered there in Japan, created the dish to serve at a food fair in 1913. The shop’s pork cutlets, breaded with small panko bread crumbs, deep fried, and drenched in Worcester sauce, are so juicy and tender they can be cut with chopsticks. Served with several cutlets piled high on a bowl of rice, the shop’s sauce katsu-don is also visually impressive. The nearest station is Fukui Station.

    Came here for my kids as they are fan of fried stuff. In the end, we all enjoyed it. Ordered the set that comes with huge piece of prawn, minced pork and port cutlet. They are lightly coated, crispy...

  • cafe MARE
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    4.0
    29 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Fukui Fukui-shi Onyucho 70-3
    This cafe in Fukui City, Fukui Prefecture is a 55-minute ride from JR Fukui Station on the Keifuku bus line towards Ayukawa and a five-minute walk from the Onyu bus stop. Located on the Echizen Coast, guests can enjoy a sweeping view of the Sea of Japan from the cafe's deck. Some of the offerings on its menu include its Mare sandwiches, which are made with fresh vegetables and pastrami, as well as spaghetti made with squid and mentaiko (spicy walleye pollack roe), and clam chowder packed with the savoriness of crab. The cafe also offers customizable shipping containers.

    Mare is a coffee bar on the Echizen Coast. Because it is only one of a few (we could only find one other), we were overjoyed to find good coffee in a wonderful location. The coffee was great, but...

  • Fukui City Ijira Onsen
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    4.0
    1 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Fukui Fukui-shi Nakantecho 29-3 Ijira Onsen
    A hot spring bath house located in the mountain valleys of Fukui. The baths are fed by a sodium chloride sulfate hydrogen carbonate spring that is good for your skin and, said to aid with strokes which property is rare in Japan. There are two spacious indoor bathing areas, one stone decorated and one tiled and separated by gender, so after paying the entry fee you can easily enjoy a relaxing bath. There's also a large relaxation room that you can rest in after you leave the bath. Feel free to drop in without any supplies as bath towels are available for rent.

    雑誌「温泉博士」の温泉手形で、無料入浴させて頂きました。 温泉の泉質名は、「ナトリウム-塩化物・硫酸塩・炭酸水素塩泉」。 お湯自体は加熱して循環ろ過しており、浴室は内湯だけとごく平凡なものです。脳卒中予防の効能があるとしているのが、珍しいところです。 お湯より、この地に行きつくまでの、周辺の自然環境は素晴らしいです。 伊自良館(伊自良温泉)には、大野市から国道476号線で行きました。この国道4...

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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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