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Seiren Planet
Center of Fukui city Experience/leisure

Seiren Planet

Japan's most beautiful real 8K full-sky projection

A space and astronomical museum famous for its planetarium.
The planetarium is a dome with a diameter of seventeen meters. It features science projections using 8K full-sky images, commentary programs showing the stars in the clear night sky, and other original programs, such as Japan's first live-action drama.

There are five exhibition rooms with thirteen exhibits about Fukui, the earth, the solar system, space and culture.
You can spend an enjoyable time in the exhibition rooms while learning a lot about our mysterious universe and our home planet.

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Echizen Pottery Village
Echizen coast History/Culture Gourmet/Souvenir Experience/leisure Nighttime

Echizen Pottery Village

The Echizen Pottery Village is the birthplace of Echizen ware. There are museums, shops and various facilities that help you learn about Echizen ware from different multiple perspectives. Also, the Pottery Park, which surrounds the village, is beautiful during all four seasons.

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Echizen bamboo doll village
Tojinbo / Awara Onsen History/Culture Experience/leisure

Echizen bamboo doll village

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Asuwa Amusement Park
Center of Fukui city Experience/leisure

Asuwa Amusement Park

This amusement park is located in the satoyama (undeveloped woodland near populated area) called Asuwayama, surrounded by the natures of Fukui City.
The zoo has about 60 species of animals, including ponies, rabbits, capybaras and colorful parakeets.
The distance between the people and animals is very close, and you can feel their breathing and see their eye movements up close.

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Fukui City Museum of Natural History
Center of Fukui city Nature/Scenic spots Experience/leisure

Fukui City Museum of Natural History

"This is a museum that collects materials related to the natures of Fukui, including the ecology of the flora and fauna of Mt. Asuwa.
Among the flora, fauna and minerals on display are 60,000 specimens of shellfish, the largest collection of its kind in Japan.
There is also a terrace called the Hakusan Terrace, where you can see the Hakusan mountain range in the distance on a clear sunny day."

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Kanaz Forest of Creation
Tojinbo / Awara Onsen Gourmet/Souvenir Experience/leisure

Kanaz Forest of Creation

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Hataya Memorial Hall Yumeore Katsuyama
Eiheiji / Okuetsu Experience/leisure

Hataya Memorial Hall Yumeore Katsuyama

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Kawada Onsen La pause Kawada
Sabae / Nan-etsu Experience/leisure

Kawada Onsen La pause Kawada

Kawada Onsen La Pause Kawada offers hot spring baths, BBQ facilities, and various recreational activities. You can stop by for a dip in the hot spring or spend the night. You can also experience making soba noodles and bread or enjoy local dishes from the Fukui region in the on-site restaurant. Our resort features two types of hot springs for you to enjoy: the alkaline spring and the sodium sulfate spring, both of which are rare in Japan.

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Gamejima
Echizen coast Nature/Scenic spots Experience/leisure

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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Urushi no Sato Kaikan
Sabae / Nan-etsu History/Culture Experience/leisure

Urushi no Sato Kaikan

At the Urushi no Sato Center, you can see displays about the history of lacquerwork: the materials and the manufacturing processes. There are also displays of valuable lacquerware and decorative, lacquer-coated festival carts.
In the workshop, you can watch a traditional craftsman demonstrate the manufacturing process used in making Echizen lacquerware. You can also try out painting ceramics, decorating with gold in-lay, and applying lacquer, all performed under the supervision of the craftsman. Reservations required.

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