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

The 100 Hometown Views of Fukui

Lakes,Rivers,and Other waters


【Entry Number 2】(Awara City)

The 200,000 Irises of Lake Kitagata

At the northernmost point in Fukui Prefecture, the brilliant red Iris Bridge, a lakeside floral garden with 200,000 iris blossoms in full bloom, wind turbines generating clean electricity, and more await visitors to Lake Kitagata, as well as canoeing and cycling.


【Entry Number 12】(Katsuyama City、Eiheiji Town)

Kuzuryu River

Standing atop Mt. Ho’on-ji (elevation 1,357m) grants climbers a sweeping view of the grand Kuzuryu River and the Katsuyama City area. On a sunny day, one can enjoy a serene view extending as far as the Fukui Plains.


【Entry Number 23】(Ono City)

Renowned Waters of Ono

Ono City is a treasure house of clear springs which can be found throughout the city and its environs. Among them Itoyo-cho’s Hongan Shozu is particularly important, being a waterway dug to feed water to the castle town and the beginning of the city’s notoriety as a home to pure waters


【Entry Number 25】(Ono City)

Mana River

The Mana Gorge, situated approximately 1km upriver from the Gojoho Dam, stands out among the many picturesque spots throughout the prefecture. The depth of its waters contrast with the sloping green forests at its banks, creating a remarkable color and brilliant natural landscape.


【Entry Number 33】(Fukui City)

Cherry Blossoms of Asuwa River

From Kidabashi to Akaribashi Bridge stretches a 2km-long canopy of cherry blossom trees along the southern bank of the Asuwa River. Spring transforms this grove into a resplendent tunnel of pink petals, earning it a place as one of Japan’s 100 best spots for viewing cherry blossoms.


【Entry Number 41】(Fukui City)

7 Bridges of Miyama’s Etsumi Hokusen Line

The Etsumi Hokusen line meets the Asuwa River seven points, crossing it each time. This JR train line connects Fukui City with Lake Kuzuryu over 55km. The seven railway bridges between Ichijodani Station and Miyama Station treat passengers to views of forested mountains and the Asuwa River as it flows west toward the Hino River.


【Entry Number 43】(Ikeda Town)

Mt. Kanmuri and Ryusogataki

Mt. Kanmuri (elev. 1,257m), which sits on the border of Fukui’s Ikeda-cho and Gife Prefecture, has been selected as one of the “100 Nature Spots to be Preserved in the 21st Century.” Covered in snow and inaccessible for much of the winter and spring months, in early summer its summit opens up to hikers and proudly proves its worth as one of the top 100 Nature Spots in the country.


【Entry Number 55】(Echizen City)

Falls in Mizumadani

It is said that legendary samurai Sasaki Kojiro was born at Mizumadani Falls near present-day Echizen City. Approximately 3km along the Mizuma River’s tributary, the Gankutsudani River stands Mt. Gongen, whose 5 waterfalls (the Yanagi no Taki) are said to have been where Kojiro perfected his tsubamegaeshi sword technique.


【Entry Number 73】(Tsuruga City)

Ike no Kouchi & Nakaikemi Wetlands

At the source of the Sh? River, which winds through Tsuruga City, lies the Ike no Kouchi Wetlands, a preserve surrounded by mountains and largely untouched by human hands. Nakaikemi, which borders the eastern limits of Tsuruga, is bordered by Mt. Tedsutsu and comprises an area of 25 hectares guarded by mountains.


【Entry Number 74】(Tsuruga City)

Hikida’s Funa River

The Hikida district, which developed as a lodging town during the Edo Period, still finds at its center the rivers and waterways that ran through it centuries ago.


【Entry Number 82】(Mihama Town、Wakasa Town)

The Five Lakes of Mikata

The natural beauty of the Five Lakes of Mikata is representative of the Wakasa Bay National Park, and has enjoyed the highest of reputations from the days of the Many?sh? to the present. Every season brings its own charms to the lakes, and the waters of each have their own unique color.


【Entry Number 86】(Wakasa Town)

Uriwari Waterfall

Uriwari Waterfall, whose waters originate in a gorge within the bounds of Wakasa-cho’s Tentoku-ji, derives its name from the clean, clear waters that comprise its flow. Throughout the year its temperature changes little, always cold enough to split melons placed in its waters, hence its name (uri meaning melon, wari meaning to break or split).


【Entry Number 94】(Ohi Town)

Saburi River

The Saburi River runs through what was once the center of Oi-cho. Bordered by rice fields and mountains, it presents a soothing sight. An 8km stretch along the river is bordered by cherry blossom trees, decorating the riverside and roadways with soft pink petals in spring.

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

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