A driving course that runs through war-torn Fukui and the spectacular scenery of the Sea of Japan. So many great spots for photography!
This course takes you to many scenic spots in Fukui.
Ichijōdani Asakura Family Historic Ruins
Ichijōdani Asakura Family Historic Ruin is the ruins of a castle town of the Asakura clan, who ruled Echizen for five generations (1471-1574). At that time, the castle town was in no way inferior to Kyoto. The town has been restored, and now the mansions, temples and roads are just like they used to be. The ruins are still being excavated, and artifacts, such as tea sets, stationery and other objects of value to research have been discovered. This is a rich archaeological site that has been designated as a site of special historic significance and scenic beauty as well as an important cultural property. There are only a few such archaeological sites in Japan.See more
Maruoka Castle, which was built in 1576 during the Sengoku period, is said to have the oldest architectural style among the twelve existing castle donjons in Japan. In the beginning of April, cherry trees surrounding the castle are in full bloom, and are a truly magnificent sight.See more
Takidanji Temple is an ancient temple built during the Nanbokucho Period. The temple houses many treasures, including national treasures. The temple garden, which was made in the Edo Period and is now designated as a national site of scenic beauty, is worth checking out. It is also only a 10- minute walk from Mikuni Station.See more
Tojinbo is a nationally designated scenic spot with a spectacular view of the Sea of Japan. Rough waves crash against 25-meter high cliffs that stretch as far as 1 km. It is a truly impressive sight. You can also ride a pleasure boat and enjoy the view of the magnificent cliffs from the sea.See more
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.See more
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.See more
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.See more
Benkei’s Laundry Rock
Echizen Suisennosato Park, Daffodil Dome
You can enjoy beautiful Echizen daffodils at the Daffodil Dome, which is the main attraction at the Echizen Suisennosato Park. You can appreciate the daffodils year-round. This facility is the first ever in Japan to succeed in keeping the flowers blooming throughout the year. With the opening of the Daffodil Dome, more people are able to appreciate the beauty of the Echizen daffodils. Two-thousand flowers are cultivated and exhibited at all times. The sweet smell of the lovely daffodils is very inviting.See more
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.See more