Leisure / Outdoors Spots in Wakasa Area

  • Akagurizaki Auto Camping Ground
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    4.5
    14 Reviews
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    Fukui Pref. Oigunoichou Oshima 21-95
    Nestled along the coast of Oshima Peninsula overlooking the beautiful Obama Bay, the Akagurizaki Auto Camping Ground features an automobile campsite, as well as two-floor log cabins and a barbeque house perfect for fun day trips, to meet all your camping needs. There are also many events held here so people of all ages can easily enjoy the outdoors. Approximately 40 minutes by car via Obama Interchange on the Maizuru-Wakasa Expressway.

    I enjoy camping, barbecue party, swimming, and sightseeing. It is very relaxing place. It is sorrounded by mountains and the sea. It is better to visit in the month of May up to September. The prices...

  • Kinoko no Mori Amusement Land
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    4.5
    11 Reviews
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    Fukui Pref. Oigunoichou Shikano 42-27
    This is a mini park with the theme of mushrooms, the specialty of Oi-cho. Kinoko Monoshirikan is a facility with environmental models recreating the growth of mushrooms, exhibits of replicas of approximately 120 types of edible and poisonous mushrooms, mushrooms from around the world and rare mushrooms and visitors can see the cultivation of shiitake mushrooms, the specialty of Oi-cho. There is also a specialty shop as well as Kinoko Chaya, which serves snacks, and a barbeque facility.

    Our 4 and 6 year old daughters absolutely loved this park. There are two 200m long roller slides accessed from the top of the giant mushroom tower (complete with elevator) or via a type of obstacle...

  • Wakasa History Museum
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    4.0
    16 Reviews
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    Fukui Pref. Obamashi Onyu 2-104
    This museum, which collects, stores and exhibits objects concerning the history and folklore of the Wakasa region, actively plans various events including themed and touring exhibitions in addition to a wide range of permanent exhibitions such as Buddha statues made in the region and those influenced by the former capital Kyoto, the diverse festival culture of Wakasa and artefacts from the Paleolithic to the Tumulus Periods. There are also original products incorporating typical Wakasa historical and natural scenes in their designs on sale.

    This a great place to learn about the history, importance and influence of the Wakasa area. It is a very informative tour and I recommend going there. However, it may seem small compared to other...

  • Wakasa Mikata Jomon Museum
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    4.0
    16 Reviews
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    Fukui Mikatakaminakagun-gun Wakasacho Torihama 122-12-1
    A park located along National Route 162 in Torihama, Wakasa Town, Mikatakaminaka County. The park is on the shore of Lake Mikata and within you'll find sites such as the Jomon plaza where a classic pit dwelling has been recreated. In the Wakasa Mikata Jomon Museum, also located within the park, they have archeological materials on display dating back to the Jomon period including artifacts excavated from the Torihama Shell Mound.

    縄文文化をテーマにした博物館になります。匂い玉つくりの体験なども出来る博物館です。年縞なども見れます。

  • Shirahama Beach
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    4.0
    6 Reviews
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    Fukui Oi-gun Takahamacho Sonobe 60 Area
    A swimming beach in Sonobe, Takahama, Oi. Stretching out from Torii Beach, the beach has beautiful white sands and blue waters. On the east side is Wakasa Wada Beach, and nearby you'll find Wakasa Shirahama BBQ Park and Wakasa Wada Camping Ground.

    和田浜の隣にあるビーチ。 遠浅でのんびり海水浴が楽しめる。 水質も良く綺麗な海です。 海水浴シーズン以外は静かなビーチ。

  • Rainbow Line Summit Park
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    Fukui Pref. Mikatakaminakagunwakasachou Kiyama
    This park is popular for its amazing views from the eastern observation deck of the Mikata-goko Lakes, which were designated as a Ramsar Site in 2005. The park’s rose garden, which has more than 600 roses of 110 varieties, is a must-see. The best viewing periods are May 20 to June 20 in spring and October 20 to November 20 in the fall.
  • Fukuiken Kaihin Shizen Center
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    4.5
    13 Reviews
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    Fukui Pref. Mikatakaminakagunwakasachou Sekumi 18-2
    Renovated in 2014, the Fukui Prefectural Beach Nature Center is a new type of space where you can experience learning and relaxation of the beach. You view, feed, and even touch some living creatures from Wakasaka Bay, as well as from paddies, waterways and the five lakes of Mikata. There are a variety of nature seminars throughout the year, for individuals and groups, which you can enjoy. Approximately 15 minutes via Wakasakaminaka Interchange on the Maizuru-Wakasaka Expressway.

    若狭湾の豊かな海やラムサール条約登録湿地の三方五湖の生き物や自然を紹介。海の生き物に触れたり、魚にエサを与えたりできます。近くの食見海岸で夏場を中心に磯観察やスノーケリング等の自然観察講座を開いています。

  • Suishohama Beach
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    Fukui Pref. Mikatagunmihamachou Takenami
    A swimming beach located in Mihama Town, Mikata County, Fukui Prefecture considered one of the most beautiful beaches in the Hokuriku area. The beach’s waters are shallow and clear, and the tiny grains of sand which make up the beach area glitter like tiny crystals, creating a lovely contrast. The beach is also famed for its picturesque view of the Tsunegami Peninsula, as well as its gorgeous sunsets, which die the shoreline red. In summer, this popular destination is visited by great numbers of visitors from the Hokuriku and Kansai regions looking to go swimming; the beach is also a renowned marine sports destination and date spot.
  • Wakasa Marine Plaza
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    4.5
    9 Reviews
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    Fukui Pref. Obamashi Okodu 44
    Standing in front of Mt. Aoba—also called “Mt. Fuji of Wakasa” —the Wakasa Marine Plaza offers a full view of the Uchiura Bay’s marina and Koikawa Beach. It is a hotel that boasts baths with large windows and full views of Wakasa Fuji and the ocean. Dedicated to local production-local consumption, they use fresh ingredients in their popular meals. The pufferfish and snow crab bring in many fans in winter.

    I had two great days in this hotel. The food is delicious and there is a beach in front that was quite empty so my group has fun with anybody else to disturb. There are lots of boats, souvenirs and...

  • Fukui Prefectural Child and Family Plaza
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    4.5
    7 Reviews
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    Fukui Pref. Oigunoichou Narumi 1-1-1
    Primarily a facility for preschool and elementary school kids to enjoy with their parents, the Child and Family Science Center gives families an opportunity to deepen their understanding of the ocean, nature, and their environment. It is divided into five zones: the entrance, the factory, fun search, exchange, and outdoor. The outdoor zone features a playground, monuments, and an outlook floor for viewing the ocean. Approximately six minutes by car via Obama Interchange on the Maizuru-Wakasaka Expressway.

    An impressive indoor playground with a massive pirate ship including a compressed air cannon for kids to fire plastic balls into the surrounding ball pit ‘sea’ or at their parents / siblings. Great...

  • Wakasa Wada Beaches
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    Fukui Pref. Oiguntakahamachou Wada
  • Wakasa Wada Camping Barbecue Area
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    Fukui Oi-gun Takahamacho Wada
    A campsite in Wada, Takahama Town, Ohi County. The seaside campsite is attached to Wakasa Wada Beach and is equipped with divided lots, permanent tents, and an all-weather barbeque area. Along with overnight camping you can also use the facilities for day-camping or just using the barbeque house (depending on season).
  • Wakasa Uriwari Meisui Park
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    3.5
    3 Reviews
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    Fukui Mikatakaminakagun-gun Wakasacho Tentokuji 37-1
    A park in Tentokuji, Wakasa, Mikata-kaminaka. Located near the boundary of Tentokuji Temple it consists of the forested area surrounding Uriwari Falls, chosen as one of the Hundred Best Famous Waters. You can enjoy the abundant nature of the different seasons, including nearly 10,000 hydrangeas that bloom in June. In August they hold the Wakasa Uriwari Meisui Festival.

    全国名水百選に選ばれている「瓜割の滝の周辺に広がる森は、木の間から光が差し込み、岩には苔が群生する幻想的な光景が見られます。庭園内には、1万株ものアジサイや、桜、モミジなどが植えられており、四季折の景色を見せてくれます。

  • Mihama Nuclear Power PR Center
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    4.5
    2 Reviews
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    Fukui Mikata-gun Mihamacho Nyu
    An exhibition hall along Prefectural Route 141 in Nyu, Mihama, Mikata. It's located opposite the Kansai Electric Power Company Mihama Nuclear Power Plant. On display are videos and models that explore the themes of nuclear power generation, nuclear power plant safety measures, radiation, and energy mixing. There's also a cafe overlooking the sea and a shop selling specialty goods.

    浜岡や女川などこの手のピーアールセンターとしては撮影禁止箇所もなく意外と拍子抜け。東京電力福島第一原子力発電所事故の概要が矢鱈詳しく分析されています。それを受けての関西電力における美浜発電所の安全対策や安全性向上対策の取組み状況のコントラストが印象的。トイレの温水洗浄便座が機能していれば猶良し。

  • Fishing Park Mikata
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    4.5
    2 Reviews
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    Fukui Pref. Mikatakaminakagunwakasachou Ogawa 17-36
    Kids and adults can enjoy the Fishing Park Mikata—the only ocean-fishing park in Wakasa, where you can go fishing amid the gorgeous scenery. The staff will explain to you how to load the bait and use the reel, so even beginners can rest easy. Also, there is a barbeque terrace, so you can enjoy the fish you just caught.

    半島の先にあるのでアクセスは便利ではないです。その分、安全でありながら、自然に近い環境で子供たちに釣りを楽しんでもらおうと思って選びました。GWで混雑していたので雰囲気と言う点ではいまひとつでしたが、釣果が良かったので、十分にエンジョイできました。今度は平日にゆっくり行くべき場所かなと。

  • Umikku
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    Fukui Pref. Oiguntakahamachou Otomi 51-3-1
    Teaching you a variety of different ways to enjoy fishing in Wakasa Bay, Umikku is a trustworthy facility for beginners on up to advanced fishers. They also provide marina spots, diving support, and hotel information, making them a reassuring partner for any ocean leisure.
  • Shiroyama Park
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    Fukui Oi-gun Takahamacho Kotoshiro 4 Area
    This park is located on the former site of Takahama Castle, which was built during the Muromachi Period. It features a large grassy square where visitors can view the cherry blossoms in the spring. There is also a promenade leading to an observation deck from which visitors can enjoy views of Meikyodo Cave, a natural cave and one of Takahama Town's places of scenic beauty, as well as Yana no Kisho eight rare scenic beauty, Wakasa Bay, and beyond. The sunset seen from the ruins of Shiroyama Castle has also been selected as one of Japan Sunset Best 100. The beautiful sight of the sun setting over Mt. Aoba is a must-see. Fishing on the seashore is one of the many different ways to enjoy the park.
  • Wakasa Koikawa Seaside Park
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    Fukui Obama-shi Koigawa
    A swimming beach in Koigawa, Obama. The beach is nearly 800-meters long. During beach season, there are courts set up for beach volleyball, and it's one of the grounds for the Fukui Shiawase Genki National Sports Festival. The beach is easy to access just 2 minutes from the Obama-nishi Interchange on the Maizuru Wakasa Expressway.
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    Fukui Oi-gun Oicho Narumi 1-2 Uminpia Oi
    A museum in Narumi, Oi, Oi. They have a theater equipped with an extra-large 22-meter by 6-meter screen showing virtual reality videos as well as rides exploring a concept of an outer space power plant in the latter half of the 21st century. There are also exhibits including graphic panels that allow you to learn about the future of energy and the earth through experience.
  • Miko Beach
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    Fukui Pref. Mikatakaminakagunwakasachou Miko
    This beach blessed with clear waters is mostly used for guests at the nearby guesthouses and children from local elementary schools. Since the beach does not have facilities such as showers, it is mostly only used by locals except for the busiest parts of the summer. Fewer tourists mean you can enjoy swimming at a more leisurely pace. Because the beach is comprised of fine gravel, it’s best to bring beach shoes along with the usual drinks and food.

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