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Echizen Matsushima Aquarium

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Echizen Narcissus Field in Ikura

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Cafe Mare

A restaurant with a spectacular view of the Sea of Japan. You can enjoy the beauty of the sea which changes hour by hour, and the nice sea breeze while spending a relaxing time outside on the terrace.

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Restaurant Nami no Hana

You can enjoy seasonal seafood dishes using seafood caught at the Echizen Coast, as well as set meals and kamameshi (Japanese rice pilaf cooked in an iron pot). You can order single dishes and also course meals, such as abalone in summer and Echizen crab in winter. If you use the "Go To Travel Campaign" regional coupon you can get a free cup of coffee.

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Hoko Island

Hoko Island is made up of andesite columnar joints. It was named Hoko Island due to the fact that the rock columns look like rows of halberds, a kind of pole weapon known as a ‘hoko” in Japanese. The view of the Sea of Japan from the top of the island is exceptional, and strolling the beaches searching for seashells is a popular activity.

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Benkei’s Laundry Rock

Benkei's Laundry Rock is a strangely shaped rock formed by wave erosion along the Sea of ​​Japan coast. The waves crashing on the rocks is a truly powerful sight to see.

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Gamejima

There is a story that appears in the Buddhist dance of Itozaki about a turtle that turned into an island after having carried a holy statue of Kannon of a Thousand Arms. The island is known today as "Gamejima," or Turtle Island. You can walk out to the island at low tide, which makes the island a popular fishing spot. It is also a spectacular place to watch the sun setting over the Sea of ​​Japan.

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Takasu Swimming Beach

Takasu Swimming Beach is a beautiful beach that boasts some of the clearest water of all beaches in Japan. The Takasu-Ayukawa coast is located in the Echizen-Kaga Kaigan Quasi-National Park. In the winter, you can have fresh seafood, such as Echizen crab and sweet shrimp. During the summer, the beach is crowded with people coming to swim. There are famous sights nearby, such as Hokojima and Gamejima, as well as promenades along the coast, making this area ideal for a holiday stroll.

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Ayukawa Swimming Beach

Takasu Swimming Beach is a beautiful beach that boasts some of the clearest water of all beaches in Japan. The Takasu-Ayukawa coast is located in the Echizen-Kaga Kaigan Quasi-National Park. In the winter, you can have fresh seafood, such as Echizen crab and sweet shrimp. During the summer, the beach is crowded with people coming to swim. There are famous sights nearby, such as Hokojima and Gamejima, as well as promenades along the coast, making this area ideal for a holiday stroll.

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Koshino Swimming Beach

Koshino Swimming Beach is on a calm coastline with a long, clean, sandy shore. It is also reputed for its clear water. It is a safe beach for small children. Many people visit from inside and outside the prefecture to enjoy windsurfing and other marine sports. The area is also famous for its fishing.

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