NIHONMONODiscovering Japan [Nihon] through authentic craftsmanship [Honmono]


Fukui prefecture is characterized by the Japanese phrase ”etsuzan jakusui” which refers to the many green mountains and fresh water, both of which are abundant in the area. The Echizen mountains and the ria coastline make it very colorful. The Japan Sea climate in the northern mountainous areas cause a lot of snowfall, while the plains and southern regions have a warmer climate as a result of the Tsushima current.

  • Yo-roppaken Main Branch

    The pride of Fukui citizens. Original Sauce Katsu-don
    1-7-4 Junka, Fukui 910-0023
  • Hotel Yagi (Awara)

    Hotel offering a Japanese garden that shows the brilliant colors of the seasons, and heartfelt Japanese style service.
    4-418 Onsen, Awara-shi, Fukui
  • Mikata Goko

    5 lakes which span 2 cities (Mihama and Wakasa). Each lake has varying concentrations of salt with some being mostly sea water, others fresh water, and others brackish. As a result, each lake is a different variation of blue.
    Mihama-cho, Mikata-gun and Wakasa-cho, Mikatakaminaka-gun, Fukui
  • Kehi Jingu Shrine

    Dedicated to Izasawakenomikoto, the shrine is said to ensure water safety, bumper year for fishing and bountiful crops for the Hokuriku region.
    11-68 Akebono-cho, Tsuruga City, Fukui
  • Grandia Housen Bettei Kotobuki-tei

    A suite offering the most luxurious of traditional crafts from the Hokuriku region.
    43-26 Funatsu, Awara, Fukui 910-4193
  • Tojinbo

    The Echizen-Kaga Kaigan Quasi-National Park that spans from Fukui to Ishikawa prefectures. Located in Sakai city in Fukui. The geology is a form of volcanic rock known as pyroxene andesite.
    Tojinbo, Mikuni-cho, Sakai-shi, Fukui
  • Bouyourou

    A hotel in Mikuni Onsen where you can enjoy delicacies from the Sea of Japan as views of the skies and ocean stretch out before you.
    -3-38 Komegawaki, Mikuni-cho, Sakai, Fukui