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

The 100 Hometown Views of Fukui

Entries within Sabae city


【Entry Number 46】

Yoshie, Home of Chikamatsu Monzaemon

Sabae City’s Yoshie-cho was the castle town of Yoshie-han, a subsidiary domain of Fukui, and this aspect of its heritage remains today. Its Yoshie Nanamagari, as the meaning of its name implies, was designed to obstruct the advance of any potential invaders through its twisting, hook-like shape.


【Entry Number 47】

Nishiyama Park

Nishiyama Park, a rest and recreation site for Sabae City residents, boasts 47,000 azalea blossoms and a place among Japan’s 100 Historical Parks. Originally built as Kyoyokei by the 7th lord of Sabae, Manabe Akikatsu, it was meant to be a space to be enjoyed by both he and the denizens of his domain.


【Entry Number 48】

Streets of Sabae’s Temple and Castle Towns

Sabae grew from a temple town during Japan’s medieval period to a castle town producing 50,000 koku of rice. Much of its temple town-era architecture remains today, giving the town a historical feel and lining the streets with its long heritage.


【Entry Number 49】

Kawada, Echizen Lacquer Ware Village

The lacquer ware produced in the center of the Kawada district, known as Echizen Lacquer, carries a history of over 1500 years. The sturdiness and beauty of this traditional craft are known and admired throughout Japan.


【Entry Number 50】(Sabae City、Fukui 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 51】(Sabae City、Echizen City)

Wooden Stations of the Fukubu Line

Sabae City’s Shinmei Station, also built in 1924, is another excellent example of contemporary wooden railway station architecture. Originally the garrison of the 36th Regiment of the Japanese Army, it was the point of departure for many soldiers being deployed to the front.


【Entry Number 52】(Sabae City、Echizen 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.

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

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