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Fukui

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.

History and Culture supported by ”Echizen washi”
It is said ”Echizen washi” has a history of about 1500 years. In ancient times, it was used as official paper for nobles and ”samurai”, as well as the first paper currency ”dajo-kansatsu” which was used uniformly nationwide.
Fukui is still the No. 1 producer of ”washi” in the nation.
No. 1 in eyeglass production
Fukui produces more than 90% of the eyeglasses made in Japan.
It begun as a way for farmers to make money during the off-season. and has a reputation for its world class quality as they continue to challenge using new materials.
Echizen coast- adorned with ”Echizen narcissus” in the winter
Echizen coast is a natural habitat for narcissus. The ”Echizen narcissus” is very aromatic due to sea breeze, and can be enjoyed in full bloom along the coast from December to February.

Other place of visit

CULTURE

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
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

SHRINES & TEMPLES

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
http://kehijingu.jp/

FOOD

Yo-roppaken Main Branch
The pride of Fukui citizens. Original Sauce Katsu-don
1-7-4 Junka, Fukui 910-0023
http://yo-roppaken.gourmet.coocan.jp/

JAPANESE STYLE INN

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
http://www.hotel-yagi.co.jp/
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
http://www.rotenburo.biz/
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
http://www.bouyourou.co.jp/
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