Welcome to Fukui Prefecture! This prefecture is located in the Chubu region of Honshu Island. With a population 0f 778,943 (as of 2017) and a geographic area of 4,190km2, Fukui is one of the less populated prefectures of Japan. Despite the decreasing population, Fukui is famous as an excellent retreat place among history buffs, Buddhist scholars, nature loves, and local delicacies pursuers. Fukui prefecture has four distinct seasons with winter’s north-westerly winds bringing heavy precipitation, making her a very moist place blessed with abundant water resources. Additionally, with her entire coastline being designated a quasi-national park our Fukui is truly one prefecture but many lands, a place of myriad natural wonders.


Fukui City, serving as the central transport hub and prefectural capital, has a place in history as the base of the powerful Matsudaira clan (a descendant of Tokugawa Ieyasu). Amongst its many attractions, the most popular include the Dinosaur Museum, Eiheiji Temple, Tonjinbo, and so on.

Fukui City

Old castle town replete with historical sites and artifacts


A coastal port filled with history, gardens, and temples


The city that shares its name with former U.S. President Barack Obama is also known as "Nara by the Sea"

We arrange a wide array of meal choices for you, from Japanese traditional set meals, all you can eat, to local and seasonal specialties. Join us in exploring the taste of Japan!

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Different regions have their own traditional recipes and agricultural farming system. Many of the regional dishes can only be tasted in the original area they came from.

Echizen Oroshi Soba

A very popular cold dish during summer, Oroshi Soba is a buckwheat noodle served with a great combination of dashi soup and grated daikon. it is known for its deep flavor and has recently received attention as a macrobiotic meal. Eaten in the region for over 400 years, the dish became nationally popular in the mid-twentieth century courtesy of the Emperor’s fondness for the dish.


Also known as mackerel stick sushi; sababozushi is a grilled prefecture’s mackerel on vinegary rice. It has since become the staple menu in a local restaurant. The freshness of salted mackerel, boning, and the sweetness of the vinegar sauce making it a very popular dish across Japan.

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Whether this is your first time visiting, or returning, make sure to participate in these unique activities, that cannot be done elsewhere!


The word "Zen" means "meditation", "calming of the mind", "concentration" and "peacefulness". Zen Buddhism is largely divided into the Soto school and the Rinzai school. Eiheiji Temple, where Soto Zen monks from all over Japan do Zen practice every day, is one of the head monasteries of Soto Zen Buddhism in Japan. Zen Buddhism is famous for zazen ("sitting Zen" in the cross-legged posture). Eiheiji Temple and Daianji Temple both provide opportunities for visitors to experience zazen.

Echizen Washi Making

Echizen Washi Making

In Fukui, paper-making central is Echizen Washi Village. It is said that the paper-making process was first introduced in Echizen 1500 years ago and to this day, it remains one of the largest washi industries in Japan. you can choose from a few different products, from fans to business cards and you can take the finished masterpiece home with you.

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Recommended Hotels

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Dormy Inn Fukui Natural Hot Spring

Hotel Fujita Fukui

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