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Fukui

3.5
Historic Sites · Landmarks · Gardens
Fukui is the capital city of Fukui Prefecture, Japan. The city is located in the north-central part of the prefecture on the coast of the Sea of Japan.DemographicsAs of May 1, 2017, the city has an estimated population of 265,408 and a population density of 500 persons per km². The total area is 536.17 km². Most of the population lives in a small central area; the city limits include rural plains, mountainous areas, and suburban sprawl along the Route 8 by-pass.HistoryThe city was incorporated under its present name on April 1, 1889, although it had been an important city in the region for at least 1000 years before that, serving as the capital of Echizen province during the Edo period (1603–1868).Fukui was devastated by Allied bombing in 1945. American heavy bombers leveled some 86% of the city during the United States sustained strategic carpet-bombing campaign against the Empire of Japan. Fukui was again devastated by a major earthquake in 1948. The city has regained its energy and vitality. Hence the city's official symbol, the phoenix.On February 1, 2006, the town of Miyama (from Asuwa District), the town of Shimizu, and the village of Koshino (both from Nyū District) were merged into Fukui.
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Hidden gems in Fukui

Ichijodani Asakurashi Ruin
Historic Site
Ichijodani Asakurashi Ruin
4.0
Duration: 1 hour
Yokokan Garden
Garden
Yokokan Garden
4.3
Duration: 1 hour
Suwa Yakata Remains Garden
Historic Site
Suwa Yakata Remains Garden
4.6
Duration: 1 hour
Fukui City Museum of Natural History ©
Natural History Museum
Fukui City Museum of Natural History
4.5
Duration: 1 hour

Popular things to do in Fukui

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Keya Kurotatsu Shrine ©
Historic Site
Keya Kurotatsu Shrine
4.5
Duration: 1 hour
Rekishi no Michi, Asuwayama Course
Historic Walking Area
Rekishi no Michi, Asuwayama Course
4.4
Duration: 2h 30 min
Dinosaur Station at Fukui Station
Landmark
Dinosaur Station at Fukui Station
3.7
Duration: 1 hour
Daianzenji Temple ©
Religious Site
Daianzenji Temple
4.5
Duration: 30 minutes

Side trips from Fukui

Kenrokuen Garden
Garden
Kenrokuen Garden Kanazawa
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min
Kanazawa Castle ©
Castle
Kanazawa Castle Kanazawa
3.9
Duration: 1h 30 min
Higashichaya Old Town ©
Neighborhood
Higashichaya Old Town Kanazawa
3.9
Duration: 1 hour

Museums in Fukui

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Fukui Prefectural Museum of Cultural History ©
History Museum
Fukui Prefectural Museum of Cultural History
4.0
Duration: 1 hour
Fukui City Griffis Museum ©
History Museum
Fukui City Griffis Museum
4.1
Duration: 30 minutes
Fukui City Art Museum ©
Art Museum
Fukui City Art Museum
3.8
Duration: 1 hour
Fukui Naisuimen Sogo Center
Natural History Museum
Fukui Naisuimen Sogo Center
3.8
Duration: 1h 30 min

Historic Sites in Fukui

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Asuwa Shrine ©
Religious Site
Asuwa Shrine
4.2
Duration: 1 hour
Fukui Osagoe Minkaen Garden ©
Historic Site
Fukui Osagoe Minkaen Garden
3.8
Duration: 1 hour
Nishiyama Koshoji Ato
Religious Site
Nishiyama Koshoji Ato
3.8
Duration: 1 hour
Shibata Shrine ©
Religious Site
Shibata Shrine
3.6
Duration: 1 hour

Parks in Fukui

Asuwayama Park ©
Garden
Asuwayama Park
3.6
Duration: 1 hour
Fukui Central Park ©
Park
Fukui Central Park
3.4
Duration: 1 hour
Kitanosho Castle Park
Park
Kitanosho Castle Park
2.5
Duration: 1 hour
Sanai Park ©
Park
Sanai Park
3.0
Duration: 1 hour

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