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

The 100 Hometown Views of Fukui

Entries within Awara city


【Entry Number 1】

Old Hokuriku Road

Along Awara City’s Old Hokuriku Road, checkpoints, milestones, and other relics of the past remain. Along with Fukui domain’s Hosorogi checkpoint built at the dawn of the Edo Period, mile markers following standard measurements and places of rest were established for travelers.


【Entry Number 2】

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 3】

Yoshizaki Gobo, Holy Site of St. Rennyo

Rennyo built Yoshizaki Gobo in 1471 atop the mountain where its remains still stand, as a headquarters for the Jodo Shinshu sect of Buddhism in the Hokuriku Region.


【Entry Number 4】

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.


【Entry Number 5】(Awara city,Sakai city)

Sakai Hills Fruit Line

At approximately 1,000 hectares, the sandy soils of northern Sakai’s hills comprise Fukui Prefecture’s largest horticultural area, situated 40m above sea level.

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

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