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The 100 Hometown Views of Fukui

Entries within Wakasa town


【Entry Number 84】

Wakasa Tsunekami

The Tsunekami Peninsula, located at the edge of Wakasa National Park, is renowned for its clear waters and picturesque vistas, has earned a designation as an aquatic national park in its own right.


【Entry Number 85】

Lakeside Plum Groves and Boathouses

Fukui Prefecture produces the most plums on Japan’s Sea of Japan coast. Their high quality and thick flesh make them a prized commodity, and they are presented annually to the emperor and the strongest sumo wrestler. Wakasa-cho alone produces half of the plum yield in the prefecture, with nearly 70,000 plum trees lining the shores of the Five Lakes of Mikata.


【Entry Number 86】

Uriwari Waterfall

Uriwari Waterfall, whose waters originate in a gorge within the bounds of Wakasa-cho’s Tentoku-ji, derives its name from the clean, clear waters that comprise its flow. Throughout the year its temperature changes little, always cold enough to split melons placed in its waters, hence its name (uri meaning melon, wari meaning to break or split).


【Entry Number 87】(Wakasa Town、Obama City)

Kumagawa Lodgings

The Wakasa Highway, which joined Obama City with Kyoto’s Demachiyanagi, gained the nickname “Saba (Mackerel) Highway” from its primary role of transporting saba and other fish to Kyoto. Along this major route, the Kumagawa Lodgings, located near Wakasa-cho, thronged with weary travelers in the Edo Period.


【Entry Number 82】(Wakasa Town、Mihama Town)

The Five Lakes of Mikata

The natural beauty of the Five Lakes of Mikata is representative of the Wakasa Bay National Park, and has enjoyed the highest of reputations from the days of the Many?sh? to the present. Every season brings its own charms to the lakes, and the waters of each have their own unique color.


【Entry Number 83】(Wakasa Town、Mihama Town)

O no Mai, Dance of the Tengu

Every May brings a performance of the O no mai, a traditional dance featuring a man dressed as a tengu (a common character in Japanese folklore) is performed at Mimi Shrine in Mihama-cho’s Miyashiro district. It is said that this dance’s origins lie with the imperial family, and several shrines throughout Wakasa hold performances of it.


【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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