Natural beauty, history, culture, agriculture...introducing the vistas of our hometown, Fukui.

The 100 Hometown Views of Fukui


Mountains and Plateaus

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【Entry Number 15】(Katsuyama City、Eiheiji Town、Echizen Town、Takahama Town)

Hakusan, the Sacred Mountain Range

Set against the Kuzuryu River running through the expansive Katsuyama Basin, the graceful Hakusan Range creates a breathtaking view found nowhere else.

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【Entry Number 21】(Ono City、Katsuyama City)

Boulders of Okuetsu

Among and between the fields of Ono City’s Sakadani district, visitors will soon discover a number of large rock formations. Known as bukuishi by locals, these rocks are the result of geological processes tens of thousand of years ago, and are thought to be the result of rocks and soils shaken loose from nearby Kyo-ga-dake.

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【Entry Number 24】(Ono City)

Mt. Arashima

Towering 1,523m over the Ono Valley, Mt. Arashima is renowned for its beauty and recognized as one of Japan’s 100 greatest mountains. A single viewing from the Ono or Katsuyama City areas illustrate the unique beauty it brings to the Okuestu area.

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【Entry Number 26】(Ono City)

Rokuroshi Plateau

The Rokuroshi Plateau is a formation of volcanic rock situated between northeastern Ono and Southwester Katsuyama City, at the foot of Kyo-ga-dake (elev. 1,625m), and was selected as the most beautiful spot for stargazing in a national competition.

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【Entry Number 27】(Ono City)

Lake Karikomi and Mt. Sannomine

At the foot of Mt. Gankyoji (elev. 1,690m) upstream along the Uchinami River lies Lake Karikomi, whose mirror surface is lined with beech and Mongolian oak trees. The fall brings brilliant colors to their leaves and creates a sensational view that few have discovered, beautifully reflected on its calm surface.

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【Entry Number 28】(Ono City)

Four Seasons at Lake Kuzuryu

Be it the brilliant spring blossoms, canvas of colors from fall foliage, or wintry white slopes, Lake Kuzuryu’s bountiful natural surroundings create a beautiful panorama regardless of the season.

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【Entry Number 32】(Fukui City)

Mt. Asuwa

Though a mere 116m in height, Mt. Asuwa is nevertheless an important place to residents of Fukui City, sitting in the middle of the Fukui Plain and preserving considerable green space in the city’s center.

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【Entry Number 38】(Fukui City)

Mt. Monju and its Environs

Mt. Monju (elev. 365m) sits on the border of Fukui and Sabae City, and has long been admired as one of the five great mountains of Echizen. As it resembles Mt. Fuji when viewed from Tsunohara, it is popularly known as the Mt. Fuji of Tsunohara.

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【Entry Number 50】(Echizen City、Fukui City、Sabae City、Minamiechizen Town)

Mt. Hino and the Hino River

From Echizen City, one can see the peak of Mt. Hino in sharp relief against the endless blue sky. Its beauty has earned it the nickname “Echizen’s Mt. Fuji.” The Hino River originates in Minami Echizen-cho on the western side of Mt. Hino, and flows north 66km through Echizen City and Sabae City before converging with the Kuzuryu River.

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【Entry Number 61】(Echizen Town)

Mt. Ochi

Mt. Ochi, located in the western part of the Niu Mountain Range, is where the great priest Taicho spent his youth in religious training. At its peak sit Ochi Shrine.

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【Entry Number 67】(Minamiechizen Town)

Yasha ga Ike Pond

Yasha ga Ike is a pond surrounded by primeval forest, nestled on the northern face of Mikuni ga Take on the border between Fukui and Gifu Prefecture. It is famous as the setting for the Legend of the Dragon King, the Izumikyoka, and for rain dances in olden times.

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【Entry Number 75】(Tsuruga City)

Mt. Nosaka

Towering over the southwestern edge of Tsuruga is Mt. Nosaka (elev. 914m), said to have been a favorite of the great priest Kobo. Owing to its appearance changing little from every angle, it has come to be known as the “Mt. Fuji of Tsuruga,” and its beauty has been renowned for generations.

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【Entry Number 98】(Takahama Town)

Mt. Aoba, the “Mt. Fuji of Wakasa”

Its gentle slopes and resemblance to Japan’s most famous mountain have earned Mt. Aoba the nickname “Wakasa’s Mt. Fuji.” The view from its summit extends into Kyoto and over Wakasa Bay, and the view of it from the Takahama Coast is renowned for its beauty.

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Promotion Department
Fukui Prefectural Government
Ote 3-17-1, Fukui City, Fukui Prefecture 910-8580 JAPAN
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