Fukui

Fukui (福井県;-ken) is a prefecture in the Chubu region of Japan.

Obama City(小浜市)

Obama is a small-ish city in the south of Fukui prefecture. There is a nice park near the fishing port that has an easy hiking trail up to a decent vista of the port area. Sauce katsudon is the special food from this area. You can also buy a PLETHORA of items and omiyage related to the current US president.

Mikuni Town(三国町)

Mikuni is a small town in Northern Fukui prefecture. It's located just south of the Tojinbo suicide cliffs. Notable for its winter surfing, beaches, and relaxed atmosphere.

Restaurants

  • Cafe Sama Sama
    Owned and operated by surfer and barkeep Kouji Saito. The curry and fried potatoes are especially nice.
    福井県坂井郡三国町宿3-8-12
    tel/fax- 0776-82-3242

Sights

  • Tojinbo Suicide cliffs (東尋坊)
    Basalt cliffs that stretch for about 1km of the Japan-sea coast. Made famous due both to the scenic beauty and the 25 or so suicides each year.
    福井県坂井市三国町安島

See also

Akita JET Travel Guide
Hokkaido Hokkaido
Tohoku Aomori • Akita • Fukushima • Iwate • Miyagi • Yamagata
Kanto Chiba • Gunma • Ibaraki • Kanagawa • Saitama • Tochigi • Tokyo
Chubu Aichi • Fukui • Gifu • Ishikawa • Mie • Nagano • Niigata • Shizuoka • Toyama • Yamanashi
Kansai Hyogo • Kyoto • Nara • Osaka • Shiga • Wakayama
Chugoku Hiroshima • Okayama • Shimane • Tottori • Yamaguchi
Shikoku Ehime • Kagawa • Kōchi • Tokushima
Kyushu Fukuoka • Kagoshima • Kumamoto • Miyazaki • Nagasaki • Ōita • Saga • Okinawa