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Mt. Monju is a mountain made holy by Taicho Daishi who climbed it thirteen centuries ago in 717 AD. It consists of three ridges: Omonjyu, Shomonju and Okunoin. Mt. Monju is the central peak of the five mountains that make up the Ochi Mountains: Mt. Haku, Mt. Hino, Mt. Ochi, Yoshinogatake and Mt. Monju.
At an altitude of 365 meters on the mountainside, there is a small temple called Omonju that houses a statue of the bodhisattva Manjusri that was built by Taicho himself and is still worshiped as a Buddha to this day.
The mountain can be climbed in all seasons, and you can enjoy a variety of plants and flowers. In the spring there are camellias, dogtooth violets and late-blooming cherry blossoms; in the summer, there are green trees and plants; and in the autumn there are the changing leaves before winter. You can also see Japanese serows, which are a rare species of wild antelope-like mammal. Also, an endangered plant called Amana latifolia Erythronium has been found for the first time on the Sea of Japan side of Japan.
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.
During the Edo Period, Imajo-juku prospered as a post town on the Hokkoku Highway that connected Omi Maibara (in current day Shiga Prefecture) and Naoetsu (in current day Niigata Prefecture) passing through Echizen Imajo. The town has many historic landmarks that recall the look and feel of bygone times.
An event called the "Kaido Roman Imajo-Juku" is held in mid-September to remember with nostalgia the old post town.
Dinosaurs run rampant in the plaza at the west exit of JR Fukui Station!
This is a plaza in front of the station with moving monuments of "Fukuiraptor," "Fukuisaurus" and "Fukuititan" that used to live in Fukui Prefecture.
Fukui City Central Park is located in the center of Fukui City, and is developed as a park at the location of the former West San-no-Maru and West Ni-no-Maru of the Fukui Castle ruins. The park has a visitor center and other facilities, as well as a large open lawn where citizen-organized events are regularly held.See more
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.
The Fukui Prefectural Museum of Ceramics was opened in 1971 to promote Echizen ware, which is numbered among the Six Ancient Kilns of Japan. You can learn the history of Echizen ware, purchase exhibited items, and watch demonstrations on how to make pottery. You can also make your own Echizen ware by attending a pottery class.See more
There is a legend about this mysterious pond that, mirror-like, reflects the nature around it. The ancient legend says that a monster serpent is trapped inside after having been chopped up and shut inside by Taicho Daishi, the famous Buddhist priest who built a temple high on Mt. Haku.
There are streams that flow into the pond, but never out. Strangely enough, the water level is always constant.