The Port of Echizen is famous for its Echizen crabs. This is where the largest fishing event in Fukuoka Prefecture, the “Echizen Fish Festival,” is held.
The entirety of Kanegasaki Ryokuchi Park, which faces Tsuruga Port, is illuminated during this event. In addition to brick warehouses and former port stations being lit up, the trees lining the roads are also illuminated. Other light attractions include bright corridors of lights and shining train cars!
This retro port town becomes enveloped in a fantastical atmosphere, making it a perfect location for romantic strolls.
Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur MuseumRead Later
The Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum primarily features dinosaur-related information and materials, and it is one of the largest museums in Japan! Many teeth, bones, footprints, and other relics from a variety of vertebrate animals, including dinosaurs, were found in Katsuyama City.
Tojinbo is a cliff formed by wave erosion. Since long ago, it has been recognized and honored as a scenic spot.
These rugged cliffs extend along the town of Mikuni’s coastline for about 1 kilometer.
Columns of pyroxene andesite, like those that make up Tojinbo, are a unique geological formation that can only be found in three locations across the world. It has been designated as a Natural Monument of Japan.
Fukui Prefecture, Eihei-jiRead Later
Eihei-ji is a temple of the Soto school of Buddhism, founded in 1244 by Eihei Dogen. It was built to be a training monastery for Soto Zen Buddhists monks, and it is still used for that purpose today.
Surrounded by ancient cedar trees said to be over 700 years old, Eihei-ji truly is and feels like a spiritual area used as a training monastery.
Castle in the Sky – Echizen Ono CastleRead Later
Echizen Ono Castle is also known as the “Castle in the Sky.”
Built over the course of five years around 1575, Ono Castle is located on the summit of Kameyama in the heart of Ono City.
Recently I visited “Mikatagoko”, a place I’ve been longing to visit for a long time.
“Mikatagoko” consists of 5 individual lakes located in a valley surrounded by hills.