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The 100 Hometown Views of Fukui

Entries within Minamiechizen town


【Entry Number 65】

Nanjo Lotus Village

The Nanjo district of Minami Echizen-cho is the foremost site of lotus production and harvesting in all of Japan. From mid-July to mid-August, fields of lotus flowers spring to life as they come into bloom, dashing the landscape with the vivid colors of the flower’s petals.


【Entry Number 66】


The lodgings at Imajo flourished in the past, ideally situated at the juncture of the Nishiomi (through the Kinome Pass) and Higashiomi (through the Tochinokitoge Pass) Highways.


【Entry Number 67】

Yasha ga Ike Pond

Yasha ga Ike is a pond surrounded by primeval forest, nestled on the northern face of Mikuni ga Take on the border between Fukui and Gifu Prefecture. It is famous as the setting for the Legend of the Dragon King, the Izumikyoka, and for rain dances in olden times.


【Entry Number 68】

Meiji Period Rock Dikes

Throughout the prefecture, many stone dikes from the Meiji Period have protected nearby villages from erosion for over 100 years. Built without concrete, these structures become a part of the natural landscape, seamlessly blending in with the surrounding soil and greenery while ensuring the safety of local settlements.


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

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 50】(Minamiechizen Town、Fukui City、Sabae City、Echizen City)

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】(Minamiechizen Town、Fukui City、Echizen City)

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 70】(Minamiechizen Town、Tsuruga City)

Imajo-Tsuruga Rail Lines

From Tsuruga City to Minami Echizen-cho, vestiges of the rail lines that supported the prefecture’s growth and development dot the landscape. In Tsuruga City’s Tone area, the Kotone Tunnel, through which the former Hokuriku Main Line ran until 1964, still stands today, its keystone bearing the year of its construction, 1881.


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

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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