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The 100 Hometown Views of Fukui

Entries within Tsuruga city


【Entry Number 72】

Suidsu Vantage Point

The current Suidsu Parking Area sits atop the remains of the old Suidsu Station, along the Hokuriku Line’s former main line. So beautiful that train conductors would announce it to passengers, it captivated the attention of Emperor Taisho such that the train he was riding was delayed to allow him to enjoy the view.


【Entry Number 73】

Ike no Kouchi & Nakaikemi Wetlands

At the source of the Sh? River, which winds through Tsuruga City, lies the Ike no Kouchi Wetlands, a preserve surrounded by mountains and largely untouched by human hands. Nakaikemi, which borders the eastern limits of Tsuruga, is bordered by Mt. Tedsutsu and comprises an area of 25 hectares guarded by mountains.


【Entry Number 74】

Hikida’s Funa River

The Hikida district, which developed as a lodging town during the Edo Period, still finds at its center the rivers and waterways that ran through it centuries ago.


【Entry Number 75】

Mt. Nosaka

Towering over the southwestern edge of Tsuruga is Mt. Nosaka (elev. 914m), said to have been a favorite of the great priest Kobo. Owing to its appearance changing little from every angle, it has come to be known as the “Mt. Fuji of Tsuruga,” and its beauty has been renowned for generations.


【Entry Number 76】

Kehi Jingu (Kehi Shrine)

Kehi Jingu, affectionately known as “kei-san” by locals, is said to have been built in 702 and is dedicated to the tutelary deity of the Hokuriku Highway as well as protector of what is now the city of Tsuruga.


【Entry Number 77】

Tsuruga, International Port and Gateway to Asia

Tsuruga Port, situated in the interior of Tsuruga Bay, is an excellent natural harbor that has long enjoyed strong links to the rest of Japan and Asia.


【Entry Number 78】

Kehi no Matsubara Beach

Alongside Miho no Matsubara (Shizuoka Prefecture) and Niji no Matsubara (Saga Prefecture), kehi no Matsubara is one of the three largest beach areas in Japan. The view created by its white sands and 17,000 pine trees have earned it national recognition as a place of scenic beauty.


【Entry Number 79】

Mizushima & Iro ga Hama

Muzushima, an island comprised of two smaller sand islands, floats in Tsuruga Bay near the pristine beaces of Iro ga Hama. The clear blue waters of the ocean cresting over the shore bring to life the very views that captivated poets Saigyo and Basho, whose works rhapsodized about their allure.


【Entry Number 70】(Turuga City、Minamiechizen Town)

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 100】(Reinan Region, Fukui Prefecture)

Railway in Wakasa

A ride on the Obama Line brings passengers past the Five Lakes of Mikata and Wakasa Bay, through endless fields and forests, and countless other views both soothing and stimulating.

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

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