Scenic sites of Fukui Prefecture

Tojimbo Cliffs

These scenic cliffs, which are comparable to the Fjords of Norwey and Mt. Kumgang in Korea, are a national scenic spot. Waves crashing into the cliffs from the Sea of Japan offer an awe-inspiring view.

東尋坊
ノルウェーのフィヨルド、朝鮮半島の金剛山と並ぶ世界三大奇勝。絶壁に日本海の荒波が打ち寄せるさまは、豪快そのもの。

Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum

More than eighty percent of dinosaur fossils in Japan has been excavated in Fukui Prefecture. Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum, which boasts the world’s leading scale, has been the center for researching dinosaurs in Fukui Prefecture.

福井県立恐竜博物館
日本国内の恐竜化石の8 割以上が発掘されている福井県において、恐竜博物館は世界最大級の規模を誇る恐竜研究の拠点となっています。

Awara Hot Springs Spa

With its 120 years of history, this hot spring town is called the "back room of Kansai."

あわら温泉
130年以上の歴史を誇る「関西の奥座敷」と呼ばれる風雅な温泉街。

Eiheiji Temple

In 1244, the Buddhist monk Dogen established this temple as a place for priest training.

大本山永平寺
1244年、道元禅師によって創建された曹洞宗の修行道場。

Ichijodani Asakura Clan Ruins

These remains of a castle town built by the Asakura Clan, a feudal lord of civil war period, are known as a special national historic site. The gardens located inside the ruins are designated as a special national scenic spot.

一乗谷朝倉氏遺跡
戦国大名・朝倉氏が築いた城下町跡。遺跡内の庭園は、国の特別名勝。

Five Lakes of Mikata

The Five Lakes of Mikata each with different depths and water quality change their colors wonderously with seasons.

三方五湖
5つの湖は、それぞれ水質や水深が異なり、水の色が四季折々、不思議な五彩の変化を見せます。