The Best Things to Do in Fukui

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Fukui

3.5
Historic Sites · Landmarks · Gardens

Hidden gems in Fukui

Historic Site
Ichijodani Asakurashi Ruin
4.0
Duration: 1 hour
Garden
Yokokan Garden
4.3
Duration: 1 hour
Historic Site
Suwa Yakata Remains Garden
4.6
Duration: 1 hour
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Natural History Museum
Fukui City Museum of Natural History
4.5
Duration: 1 hour
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. Make the most of your holiday in Fukui by finding out about its attractions and choosing what to see using our Japan travel route planner.

Popular things to do in Fukui

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Historic Site
Keya Kurotatsu Shrine
4.5
Duration: 1 hour
Historic Walking Area
Rekishi no Michi, Asuwayama Course
4.4
Duration: 2h 30 min
Landmark
Dinosaur Station at Fukui Station
3.6
Duration: 1 hour
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Religious Site
Daianzenji Temple
4.5
Duration: 30 minutes

Side trips from Fukui

Garden
Kenrokuen Garden Kanazawa
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Castle
Kanazawa Castle Kanazawa
3.9
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Neighborhood
Higashichaya Old Town Kanazawa
3.9
Duration: 1 hour
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Mountain
Mount Hakodate Hakodate
4.4
Duration: 1 hour

Museums in Fukui

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

Historic Sites in Fukui

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

Parks in Fukui

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