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

The 100 Hometown Views of Fukui

Entries within Eiheiji town


【Entry Number 14】

Eihei-ji Temple

Founded in 1244 by St. Dogen, who believed strongly in zazen as a tool for spiritual training, Eihei-ji Temple is the main temple of the Soto sect of Zen Buddhism andhouses over 200 itinerant monks, training day and night to reach Buddhist enlightenment.


【Entry Number 12】(Eiheiji Town、Katsuyama City)

Kuzuryu River

Standing atop Mt. Ho’on-ji (elevation 1,357m) grants climbers a sweeping view of the grand Kuzuryu River and the Katsuyama City area. On a sunny day, one can enjoy a serene view extending as far as the Fukui Plains.


【Entry Number 13】(Eiheiji Town、Fukui City)

Fukui-Eiheiji Cycling Road

A cycling road links Eiheiji-cho to Fukui City’s Undo Koen, passing by the Naruka Dam along the banks of the Kuzuryu river. Stretching 26km in total, the Eiheiji-Fukui Cycling Road offers cyclists breathtaking views of shibazakura and rapeseed flowers against sweeping natural landscapes.


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


【Entry Number 71】(Eiheiji Town、Ecizen City、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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