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The 100 Hometown Views of Fukui

Entries within Fukui city


【Entry Number 31】

The Hundred Million Flowers of Cosmos Park

The Cosmos Park of Fukui City’s Miya no Shita district covers an area of approximately 17.5 hectares (the size of 10 Tokyo Domes) and boasts 100 million blossoms of the park’s featured flower. The site of cosmos swaying in the breeze grants visitors a soothing view and provides a relaxing locale.


【Entry Number 32】

Mt. Asuwa

Though a mere 116m in height, Mt. Asuwa is nevertheless an important place to residents of Fukui City, sitting in the middle of the Fukui Plain and preserving considerable green space in the city’s center.


【Entry Number 33】

Cherry Blossoms of Asuwa River

From Kidabashi to Akaribashi Bridge stretches a 2km-long canopy of cherry blossom trees along the southern bank of the Asuwa River. Spring transforms this grove into a resplendent tunnel of pink petals, earning it a place as one of Japan’s 100 best spots for viewing cherry blossoms.


【Entry Number 34】

Streetcars and Street Corners of Fukui City

The streetcars that run along the finest examples of Fukui’s modern architecture are among the city’s most enduring charms. Though destroyed in wartime aerial bombardments and postwar earthquake, its value as a symbol of the city led to the reconstruction of the old courthouse in 1953.


【Entry Number 35】

Fukui Castle Ruins

Fukui Castle was built in 1600 by Y?ki Hideyasu, second son of Tokugawa Ieyasu. Its inner moat, stone walls, and tower base remain today, as well as a 2007 reconstruction of Orokabashi Bridge, the local lord’s private causeway.


【Entry Number 36】

Yokokan, Garden of Matsudaira Shungaku

Once the detached villa of Fukui’s ruling Matsudaira clan, this garden and tea house were renamed Yokokan by the 16th Matsudaira lord, Shungaku, following the opening of the Meiji Period.


【Entry Number 37】

Shakudani Rocks

Shakudani-rocks are representative of the prefecture’s geological resources, and their name derives from the location of their first discovery. Mined on Mt. Asuwa since the Kofun Period, they have seen used in stone Buddhist statues, lanterns, roof tiles, and more, a timeless treasure that has fueled traditional architecture here for centuries.


【Entry Number 38】

Mt. Monju and its Environs

Mt. Monju (elev. 365m) sits on the border of Fukui and Sabae City, and has long been admired as one of the five great mountains of Echizen. As it resembles Mt. Fuji when viewed from Tsunohara, it is popularly known as the Mt. Fuji of Tsunohara.


【Entry Number 39】

Streams and Streets of Togo

The Togo district is where the town surrounding Togo Castle stood after the Asakura Clan relocated their headquarters to Ichijodani. Still flowing through the district’s center today, the Doden River gives it a rich “hometown” feel, and its beauty captured the attention of novelist Shiba Ryotaro, who praised it in his Kaido wo Yuku: Echizen no Shodo.


【Entry Number 40】

Ichijodani Asakura Clan Ruins

Ichijodani, the castle town beneath the fortress of the 5th lord of the Asakura Clan, flourished in the Warring States period. The city was reduced to ashes after Asakura Yoshikage, the fifth clan head, was defeated by Oda Nobunaga’s forces. Each season boasted different forms of natural beauty, and even now visitors can enjoy its seasonal splendor.


【Entry Number 41】

7 Bridges of Miyama’s Etsumi Hokusen Line

The Etsumi Hokusen line meets the Asuwa River seven points, crossing it each time. This JR train line connects Fukui City with Lake Kuzuryu over 55km. The seven railway bridges between Ichijodani Station and Miyama Station treat passengers to views of forested mountains and the Asuwa River as it flows west toward the Hino River.


【Entry Number 42】

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.


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

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 29】(Fukui city,Sakai city)

Sanribama’s Leek Blossoms

The dunes of Sanribama, located near Fukui City and Sakai City’s Mikuni-cho, are the result of sand deposits from the Kuzuryu River accumulated over time.


【Entry Number 30】(Fukui city,Sakai city)

Burial Sites of Fukui’s Great Generals

In Fukui, one can find many gravesites and mausoleums of the prefecture’s famous generals and rulers. Fukui City’s Tanotani-cho is home to Daianzen-ji, which houses Senjojiki, mausoleum to Fukui’s ruling Matsudaira clan.


【Entry Number 50】(Fukui City、Sabae City、Echizen 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 58】(Fukui City、Echizen Town、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 60】(Fukui City、Echizen Town)

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 64】(Fukui City、Echizen Town)

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.

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

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