Fukui Prefecture is located in the Chubu region, incorporating a dynamic coastline along the Sea of Japan. Fukui is sometimes called the “Dinosaur Kingdom” because it is home to both the largest dinosaur fossil excavation site in Japan, and the Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum, one of the world's three major dinosaur museums. Fukui boasts many tourist attractions brimming with both nature and history, such as Tojinbo, one of only three places in the world featuring large-scale dacite columnar joints, and Eiheiji Temple, the head temple of the Soto sect of Japanese Buddhism.
Fukui is proud of its “Echizen Crab,” which is so famous in Japan that people flock to Fukui for it. It is one of the dishes you can’t miss if you visit Fukui during winter.
Getting there and around
*From JR Nagoya Station, take the Hokuriku Line “Limited Express Shirasagi” to Fukui Station.
*From JR Nagoya Station, take the Tokaido Shinkansen to Maibara Station, and transfer at Maibara Station to the “Limited Express Shirasagi” to Fukui Station.
*From JR Tokyo Station, take the Tokaido Shinkansen to Maibara, and transfer at Maibara Station to the “Limited Express Shirasagi” to Fukui Station.
*Board a highway bus bound for Fukui from the Meitetsu Bus Center at Nagoya Station.
Sakai City is located in the northwest corner of Fukui Prefecture. The western part of the city faces the Sea of Japan and boasts tourist spots such as Tojinbo, one of the best places in the prefecture for viewing the Sea of Japan if you can ......
Eiheiji Town is famous for being home to Eiheiji Temple, the head temple of the Soto sect of Buddhism in Japan, from which the town takes its name. In ancient times, the town flourished as the “Monzencho” (gateway town) to Eiheiji Temple ......