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Surrounded by vast lawns and blessed with nice views of the sea, Shibamasa World is a water resort with many attractions, such as roller coasters and other rides. The huge water slide called “The Monster Wing" is very popular in the summer.See more
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.
The Echizen Misaki Suisen Land, or Echizen Cape Daffodil Land, is located on a hill overlooking the Echizen coast. You can enjoy a panoramic view that changes depending on the time and season. In summer, you can see the lights of fishing boats in the distance, and in winter, you can enjoy the lovely daffodils blooming all around you.See more
Japan's largest row of cherry blossom trees
Six-hundred cherry trees line the banks of the Asuwa River, which runs through the center of Fukui City. They stretch over 2.2 kilometers and are said to be the longest path of cherry trees in Japan. They were originally planted thanks to donations from citizens of the city in hopes of a recovery from the Fukui earthquake. When the cherry blossoms are in full bloom, the path along the river turns into a pink tunnel. This beautiful scenery has been selected as one of the 100 best cherry blossom spots in Japan.
The Fukui Sakura Festival is held during the peak season and is crowded with cherry blossom spectators.
The Garagarayama (Rattle Mountain) Campground is a mountainside camping area where you can enjoy outdoor recreation and sports. With a magnificent view overlooking the Sea of Japan, you will be able to enjoy various kinds of recreation at this resort facility, known for its unconventional name. There are log cabins with private hot spring baths, a dog run, and other amenities. How about spending some relaxation time in nature?See more
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
Echizen Matsushima, a small island floating on the clear sea, is carved with vertical, horizontal and diagonal crystalline rocks. This naturally sculpted work of art is truly breathtaking. There is also an aquarium on the island. Once you get there it will feel as if you have stepped into a different world. Echizen Matsushima is a highly recommended spot to visit.See more
The Yokokan Garden was formerly the villa of the Matsudaira clan, one of the lords of the Fukui Domain. It was used as a guesthouse during the Meiji era, but was destroyed during a war. However, as part of the Gosensui Plan, the garden was designated as a National Site of Scenic Beauty during the Edo Period and has since been restored. It is a tasteful garden with ponds, trees, rock arrangements, and out-buildings in the Sukiya architectural style. You can enjoy all four seasons here.
This garden has been recognized both domestically and internationally and was ranked third among Japanese gardens in an American garden magazine for three consecutive years until 2010.
The Asuwa Shrine has a history of more than 1500 years and is known to be a sacred place for those who want to be blessed with children.The god enshrined here has many divine powers, but the shrine is especially famous for ensuring pregnancy and easy childbirth but also for safety during construction and warding off evil.
In addition, on the grounds of the shrine, there are living monuments such as weeping cherry trees and Japanese maple trees.