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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
The Megane Museum is a symbol of Sabae, the city of eyeglasses. You can learn the history of the production of glasses, experience making glasses in the museum workshop, or visit a shop that sells original products from approximately 45 companies around Japan. You can even have your glasses custom-made.See more
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.
Out of the many people enshrined at the Fukui-Ken Gokoku Shrine, is one Sanai Hashimoto, a brilliant doctor who lived during the closing years of the Edo Period.
His quotes are written on paper and put inside a “daijyobu” charm that people can carry to protect themselves from illness. The “I’m okay” charm is only available at this temple and is popular with people who say that they desire an unshakeable faith.
On the shrine grounds there is a sturdy pillar called the “Kyuryu Chutei Pillar,” which symbolizes this unshakable faith. And nearby is another, called the “Senobi Stone,” which allows you to compare your height with that of Dr. Hashimoto.
Many people come to pray for success or victory, especially students, who come in large numbers to pray during examination season, between November and March.
The Imadate District, where Echizen Washi Village is located, has a 1500-year history of producing Echizen washi, or Japanese paper. The area boasts of its high quality paper and advanced techniques.
At the Echizen Washi Village, you can observe the craftsmanship of Echizen paper-makers, experience making your own washi, and visit other facilities related to the making of Echizen washi. The paper-making shops are lined up along a 230-meter long street that intertwines natural beauty with a traditional Japanese village.
Otaki Shrine is the only shrine in Japan that enshrines the God of Paper.
In the late Edo Period, the roofs of the main shrine and front shrine were joined to create a structure with a complex geometry and a sculpted, decorative appearance. The whole building looks like a single sculpture. It blends into the forest background in a fantastical way that charms the worshipers.
A papermaking house used during the Edo period was relocated and restored into what is now called the Udatsu Paper & Craft Museum.You can see how traditional craftsmen make Japanese paper using old-fashioned tools and drying the paper out in the sun.See more