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The 100 Hometown Views of Fukui

Entries within Echizen city


【Entry Number 50】(Echizen City、Fukui City、Sabae City、Minamiechizen Town)

Mt. Hino and the Hino River

From Echizen City, one can see the peak of Mt. Hino in sharp relief against the endless blue sky. Its beauty has earned it the nickname “Echizen’s Mt. Fuji.” The Hino River originates in Minami Echizen-cho on the western side of Mt. Hino, and flows north 66km through Echizen City and Sabae City before converging with the Kuzuryu River.


【Entry Number 51】(Echizen City、Sabae City)

Wooden Stations of the Fukubu Line

Kitago Station, a stop along the Fukui Railways’ Fukubu Line as it passes through Echizen City, has stood there since it was built in 1924 and remains intact today.


【Entry Number 52】(Echizen City、Sabae City)

Western Architecture of the Tannan Area

The cities of Sabae and Takefu, spared from the ravages of World War II, still possess a wide array of western architectural specimens ranging from Meiji Period styles to the modernist school.


【Entry Number 53】


In 1601, after being awarded the fief that now comprises Takefu from his lord Yuki Hideyasu, Honda Tomimasa rebuilt the devastated area around the Hokuriku Highway. Constructing commoner housing along the highway, samurai districts to the east, and temples and shrines to the west, the foundations for his castle town, as well as present day Echizen City, were laid.


【Entry Number 54】

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.


【Entry Number 55】

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 56】


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.


【Entry Number 57】

Shirayama and Sakaguchi

The Shirayama and Sakaguchi districts, which sit in the western portion of Echizen City, the small valley comprised by the two areas has earned a place in Japan’s 100 Villages to See owing to its enduring farm villages.


【Entry Number 69】(Echizen City、Minamiechizen Town)

Kono Port

Kono, now part of Minami Echizen-cho, was a major port of call for coastal shipping from the Edo to the Meiji Period. Mansions of ship owners dotted the old mountainside roads, and those that remain today call to mind the town’s boon times.


【Entry Number 71】(Echizen City、Eiheiji Town、Minamiechizen Town)

Fukui’s Buckwheat Fields

From September to October, the white blossoms of buckwheat fields color parts of the prefecture. After the Obon holidays, soba seeds are sown, bursting into brilliant white flowers before turning black and yielding the buckwheat that will become soba noodles, harvested in November.

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

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