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Scenic sites of Fukui Prefecture

Tojimbo Cliffs

These scenic cliffs, which are comparable to the Fjords of Norway 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.


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.


Awara Hot Springs Spa

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


Eiheiji Temple

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


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.


Five Lakes of Mikata

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


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