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Ichijōdani Asakura Family Historic Ruins
Ichijodani / Togo History/Culture

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.

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Fukui City Tourist Information Center
Center of Fukui city Experience/leisure

Fukui City Tourist Information Center

The Fukui City Tourist Information Center provides tourist information for sites inside and outside Fukui City. You can purchase transportation tickets there for the Fukui Railway and Keifuku Bus Service. The Center will also assist you by delivering your baggage to your accommodations. You can also borrow raincoats and wheelchairs (free of charge) as well as rent electric bikes.

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Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum
Eiheiji / Okuetsu History/Culture Experience/leisure

Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum

Katsuyama City accounts for 80% of dinosaur fossils discovered in Japan, and the Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum is one of the world's leading dinosaur museums.
There are fossils, dioramas, very realistic reconstructions of dinosaurs and forty full dinosaur skeletons on exhibition in this spacious museum.

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Oshima Island
Tojinbo / Awara Onsen Nature/Scenic spots

Oshima Island

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Koshino Swimming Beach
Echizen coast Experience/leisure

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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Mikuni Sunset Beach
Tojinbo / Awara Onsen Experience/leisure

Mikuni Sunset Beach

The Mikuni Sunset Beach stretches across the northwestern part of Mikuni Port.
It is popular with families with small children because of its shallow waters.
Every year on August 11th, the largest fireworks festival in the Hokuriku area is being held here.
Including 5000 fireworks such as gimmick fireworks and starmine, various other fireworks such as Niagara Falls brighten up the night sky. The beautiful fireworks reflecting on the Sunset Beach are absolutely gorgeous.
Also, during the peak season, this beach is popular with young people that go yachting and windsurfing.

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Takasu Swimming Beach
Echizen coast Experience/leisure

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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Maruoka Castle
Tojinbo / Awara Onsen History/Culture

Maruoka Castle

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.

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Asuwayama Park
Center of Fukui city Nature/Scenic spots History/Culture Experience/leisure

Asuwayama Park

Asuwayama Park contains historical artifacts and burial mounds related to Emperor Keitai, who is said to be from Fukui. There is a natural history museum on the grounds as well as a literary memorial museum dedicated to the poet Tachibana Akemi, who was active at the end of the Edo Period.
It is an ideal place for citizens to relax while discussing the history of Fukui City.
In spring, about 3,500 cherry trees can be seen in full bloom, including the 350-year-old weeping cherry tree at Asuwa Shrine.

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Echizen Crab Museum
Echizen coast Experience/leisure

Echizen Crab Museum

At the Echizen Crab Museum, you can experience a simulation of crab fishing thanks to a 360-degree projection. You leave port, fish for crabs and return to port, surrounded by powerful images of the Sea of Japan.

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