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

The 100 Hometown Views of Fukui

Enties within Echizen town


【Entry Number 58】(Echizen Town、Fukui City、Minamiechizen Town)

Echizen Narcissus

Winter at the Echizen Coast is colored by fields of the narcissus, which bloom from mid-December to the beginning of January. Awaji Island and the Boso Peninsula serve as one of the three places along the Japan Sea coast where the flower is cultivated, nestled between mountain and sea.


【Entry Number 59】(Echizen town,Sakai city)

Echizen’s Crab and Port Towns

The Echizen coastline is dotted with fishing villages and port towns, and homes and fresh fish markets line Rt. 305 as it passes by mountains on one side and the ocean on the other.


【Entry Number 60】(Echizen Town、Fukui City)

Echizen Coast

The submerged shoreline of the Echizen Coast stands in stark contrast to that of Wakasa Bay, a rising shore along the Kaburagi Fault. Assailed by surging waves, various unique formations, such as the Koch?mon and Kurikusoiwa, have been slowly carved into the rocky coast through gradual erosion over countless years.


【Entry Number 61】

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.


【Entry Number 62】

Chinju Forest and Tsurugi Shrine

Tsurugi Shrine has a history dating back nearly 1,800 years, is one of the two great shrines of Echizen alongside Tsuruga City’s Kehi Shrine and still active today in as a center of Shinto worship and religious ceremonies.


【Entry Number 63】

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.


【Entry Number 64】(Echizen Town、Fukui City)

Traditional White Stucco Homes

Over the years, the development of the region’s local culture was accompanied by an equally impressive and unique architectural style. Today, those passing through from Fukui City’s southern limits through to the Tannan area are treated to views of these white stucco homes against a backdrop of forested mountains and rice fields.


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

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

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