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

The 100 Hometown Views of Fukui


Traditional crafts and Modern manufacturing

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【Entry Number 4】(Awara City)

Awara Onsen, Beloved by Artists and Writers

Surrounded by the Sakai Plain and rice paddies, the soothing atmosphere of Awara onsen has been praised by Tsutomu Mizukami, Katai Tayama, and many other artists and authors.

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【Entry Number 20】(Katsuyama City、Ono City)

Old Weaving Towns of Okuetsu

At its peak, the area beckoned over a thousand workers from across the country, helping the area to flourish as a center of textile production. In the vicinity of present-day Katsuyama City, the rows of factories still standing call to mind its heyday as a prosperous manufacturing region.

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【Entry Number 42】(Fukui City)

Forests of Miyama

Approximately 90% of Miyama’s area is woodland, and it has a long history of timber production. Parts of the mountain accumulate over 2m of snow in winter, and the trees that fell as a result are stood up and supported in spring, in order to ensure their continued healthy growth.

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【Entry Number 49】(Sabae City)

Kawada, Echizen Lacquer Ware Village

The lacquer ware produced in the center of the Kawada district, known as Echizen Lacquer, carries a history of over 1500 years. The sturdiness and beauty of this traditional craft are known and admired throughout Japan.

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【Entry Number 54】(Echizen City)

Echizen Washi Village

Echizen City’s Goka district enjoys traditional architecture against green mountains, creating a soothing landscape. The settlements comprising the area (Oizu, Otaki, Iwamoto, Shinzaike, Sadatomo) engage in the traditional art of washi (Japanese paper)-making, said to be the best in all of Japan, and have come to be known as the paper-making village.

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【Entry Number 63】(Echizen Town)

Echizen Pottery

Echizen pottery was developed in the twilight of the Heian Period, and is among the six oldest forms of Japanese ceramics (the others being Seto, Tokoname, Shigaraki, Tanba, and Bizen). Though its long history was at one time threatened, in 1971 a traditional kiln was reconstructed and the Echizen Pottery Village built in Echizen-cho’s Osowara.

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【Entry Number 89】(Obama City)

Rich Fisheries and Craftwork of Wakasa-Obama

Wakasa was once referred to as Miketsukuni, or “food country,” by the imperial court to whom it provided a considerable volume of foodstuffs from the sea. Then as now, the ocean has played an indelible role in shaping Obama’s culinary culture.

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