A Day Out in Fukui

A Day Out in Fukui


2018.03.22

NAVITIME TRAVEL EDITOR

A Day Out in Fukui

Fukui Prefecture has both a rich and tragic history. During World War II, bombing campaigns destroyed some 86% of the Fukui City. Shortly after, a major earthquake again devastated the area. Fukui City, in particular, has rebuilt itself time and time again throughout the centuries and stands today as a testament to the perseverance of the people who live there. There are lots of places in the area to see that give visitors a chance to enjoy the natural beauty of the region and learn more about its history.

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    Ichijodani Asakura Clan Ruins

    Ichijodani Asakura Clan Ruins

    Ichijodani Asakura Clan Ruins

    The Sengoku period was a time of political infighting and warring clans throughout Japan. During that time, the Asakura Clan established a town that was home to around 10,000 people. It stood for over a hundred years before being burned to the ground by a rival clan. It wasn’t until nearly 400 years later that the ruins of this city were unearthed by archaeologists. Thanks to their efforts, visitors can now visit the restored ruins and see what life was like for both commoners and elites.

    Ichijodani Asakura Clan Ruins

    Ichijodani Asakura Clan Ruins

    Archaeologists uncovered the foundations of the main castle, temples, artisan shops, and gardens, which have all been partially restored. Some of the buildings contain mannequins to give visitors an idea of what daily life looked like at the time. The grounds are open from 9am to 5pm and the entrance fee is 210 yen. To get there, visitors just need to take a 10-minute walk from Ichijodani Station to reach the entrance of the former town.

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    จังหวัดฟุกุอิเมืองฟุกุอิคิโดะโนอุจิโจ
    phone
    0776412173
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    Lake Karikomi

    Lake Karikomi

    Lake Karikomi

    For travelers interested in exploring the natural beauty of Fukui Prefecture, there are some breathtaking places to visit. Lake Karikomi in Ono City is a peaceful area surrounded by oak and beech trees that change magnificently in the fall. The still waters of the lake reflect the surroundings for a perfect mirror image of the trees and mountains.

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    จังหวัดฟุกุอิเมืองโอโนะคามีโกอิเกะ
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    0779661111
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    Tojinbo Cliffs

    Tojinbo Cliffs

    Tojinbo Cliffs

    The Tojinbo Cliffs in Sakai run a kilometer up the western coast of the region. The unique rock formations of the cliffs were created millions of years ago by volcanic activity, and there are plenty of local legends to go with the view. Some say a corrupt Buddhist priest was cast into the sea by angry villagers and that he haunts the area to this day. Another story goes that a Buddhist monk by the name of Tojinbo fell in love with a princess and was pushed into the sea by a romantic rival. Regardless, the area is beautiful, and visitors can enjoy the scenery along the rocky trails that wind along the coast. Just be careful, as the drop can be up to 30 meters in some places.

    Tojinbo Cliffs

    Tojinbo Cliffs

    The area around the cliffs also serves as a rest stop for weary travelers looking to grab a bite of fresh seafood. The Tojinbo Tower is also quite hard to miss, standing at 55 meters tall. Visitors can climb the tower for a 360° view of the area. The tower also has a restaurant and a gift shop for those who want a souvenir to remember their visit.

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    Fukui Pref. Sakaishi Mikunichouantou

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