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

The 100 Hometown Views of Fukui


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【Entry Number 10】(Sakai City)

The Only Surviving Castle Tower in the Hokuriku Region : Maruoka Castle

Maruoka Castle, located in present-day Sakai City, was built in 1576 by Shibata Katsutoyo as a branch castle for Fukui’s Kitanosho Castle.

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【Entry Number 16】(Katsuyama City)

Geopark Katsuyama: Where Dinosaurs Slumber

The Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum, situated in the eastern side of Katsuyama City, combines modern architecture with vistas of verdant mountains to create a picturesque panorama. From atop nearby Mt. Muroko, visitors can take in the museum and the Katsuyama Dinosaur Forest.

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【Entry Number 30】(Fukui city、Sakai city)

Burial Sites of Fukui’s Great Generals

In Fukui, one can find many gravesites and mausoleums of the prefecture’s famous generals and rulers. Fukui City’s Tanotani-cho is home to Daianzen-ji, which houses Senjojiki, mausoleum to Fukui’s ruling Matsudaira clan.

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【Entry Number 35】(Fukui City)

Fukui Castle Ruins

Fukui Castle was built in 1600 by Y?ki Hideyasu, second son of Tokugawa Ieyasu. Its inner moat, stone walls, and tower base remain today, as well as a 2007 reconstruction of Orokabashi Bridge, the local lord’s private causeway.

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【Entry Number 36】(Fukui City)

Yokokan, Garden of Matsudaira Shungaku

Once the detached villa of Fukui’s ruling Matsudaira clan, this garden and tea house were renamed Yokokan by the 16th Matsudaira lord, Shungaku, following the opening of the Meiji Period.

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【Entry Number 37】(Fukui City)

Shakudani Rocks

Shakudani-rocks are representative of the prefecture’s geological resources, and their name derives from the location of their first discovery. Mined on Mt. Asuwa since the Kofun Period, they have seen used in stone Buddhist statues, lanterns, roof tiles, and more, a timeless treasure that has fueled traditional architecture here for centuries.

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【Entry Number 40】(Fukui City)

Ichijodani Asakura Clan Ruins

Ichijodani, the castle town beneath the fortress of the 5th lord of the Asakura Clan, flourished in the Warring States period. The city was reduced to ashes after Asakura Yoshikage, the fifth clan head, was defeated by Oda Nobunaga’s forces. Each season boasted different forms of natural beauty, and even now visitors can enjoy its seasonal splendor.

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【Entry Number 56】(Echizen City)

Ajimano

Among the poems collected in the Manyoshu, one tells of the love between the exile Nakatomi no Yakamori and Sano no Otogami no Otome, a lady courtier in the service of the emperor.

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【Entry Number 68】(Minamiechizen Town)

Meiji Period Rock Dikes

Throughout the prefecture, many stone dikes from the Meiji Period have protected nearby villages from erosion for over 100 years. Built without concrete, these structures become a part of the natural landscape, seamlessly blending in with the surrounding soil and greenery while ensuring the safety of local settlements.

 

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【Entry Number 92】(Obama City)

Omizu Okuri

The rite of Omizu okuri (literally, “sending water”) has a history of over 1200 years, in which white-robed Buddhist monks send water (okosui) downstream to Nara, to the sound of conch horns and the dim light of torches.

Cultural Promotion Division
Promotion Department
Fukui Prefectural Government
Ote 3-17-1, Fukui City, Fukui Prefecture 910-8580 JAPAN
bunshin@pref.fukui.lg.jp

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