FukuiFukui is a small prefecture on the coast of the Sea of Japan. When you explore this beautiful area you can see gorgeous rocky coastlines and beaches, taste fresh seafood and shellfish, and visit castles. Recommendations include the Eiheiji temple and the Fukui Dinosaur Museum, Japan's best museum for those interested in dinosaurs and prehistoric earth. Fukui city also boasts a riverside tunnel of over 400 cherry trees that makes it a must see destination in spring.
Maruoka Castle, also known as Kasumigajo Castle, was the Maruoka clan's center of power during the Edo era.
Echizen Ono Castle
Echizen Ono Castle is located a 30 minute walk from Echizenono station. It is closed January through March.
Kanazu Forest of Creation
The Kanazu Forest of Creation is a place where nature and art come together and influence each other. It is located a 10 minute taxi ride from Awaraonsen station or a 30 minute walk from the slightly closer Hosorogi station.
Echizen Soba Village
Echizen Soba Village includes a soba (Japanese buckwheat noodle) factory and soba restaurant. Visitors can attend factory tours and soba making workshops here.
Asuwa River Cherry Trees
The boulevard of cherry trees along Asuwa River in Fukui city are a famous hanami spot. The closest stations are Shiyakushomae and Koenguchi.
Tojinbo is located on the coast of northern Fukui and is a strip of rugged cliffs. The Tojinbo Tower offers a great view of the coast and there are sightseeing boat rides available nearly all year round.
Echizen Bamboo Doll Village
The Echizen Bamboo Doll Village, Echizen Takeningyo no Sato in Japanese, is a gallery and shop, which can be reached by bus or taxi from Eiheijiguchi station.
Hotel Crown Hills Takefu
Hotel Crown Hills Takefu is located in Echizen, 18 km from Fukui. Each room at this hotel is air conditioned and is equipped with a flat-screen TV. You will find a kettle in the room. All rooms are equipped with a private bathroo
Amid its magnificent garden with koi-pond, Japanese-style hotel Haiya features hot spring baths, Japanese stone saunas and karaoke rooms. Free Wi-Fi is provided at the lobby, and a free shuttle is available from JR Awara Onsen Sta
Featuring free WiFi and a hot spring bath, Sunhotel Yamane offers accommodation in Obama. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar. Free private parking is available on site. Each room at this ryokan is air conditioned and has a flat-scr
Hotel Econo Fukui Ekimae
A 1-minute walk from JR Fukui Station, Hotel Econo Fukui Ekimae offers contemporary rooms, free Wi-Fi and a complimentary breakfast buffet. It features coin-operated laundry facilities and an internet PC. Rental laptops are availa
Featuring free WiFi and a hot spring bath, Yuraku Hotel offers accommodation in Awara. Free private parking is available on site. Every room is equipped with a flat-screen TV. You will find a 24-hour front desk at the property.
Historically built in the Meiji era, Beniya offers public indoor/outdoor hot-spring baths and Japanese-style accommodations with traditional garden views.
Hotel Route-Inn Fukui Owada
The Route-Inn Fukui Owada provides comfortable accommodation with free wired internet and free breakfast. Guests can slowly unwind in the hot public bath with free toiletries. Massages can be booked in the room.