17 days in Fukui Prefecture & Tokyo Itinerary

17 days in Fukui Prefecture & Tokyo Itinerary

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17 days in Fukui Prefecture & Tokyo Itinerary

Start: Miami, Florida
Fly + Drive:  30 h
1
Fukui
— 3 nights
Drive:  6 h 15 min
2
Tokyo
— 1 night
Drive:  6 h 30 min
3
Sakai
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Tsuruga
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Obama
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  30 h
End: Miami, Florida

3
nights
Fukui

Fukui ©
Fukui is the capital city of Fukui Prefecture, Japan. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): get a new perspective on nature at Fukui Naisuimen Sogo Center, take an in-depth tour of Fukui Prefectural Museum of Cultural History, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Daianzen-ji Temple, and finally enjoy some diversion at Fukui Kenko no Mori. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Michi no Eki Nishiyama Park, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Injoji Temple, then step into the grandiose world of Katsuyama Castle Museum, and finally examine the collection at Kuzuryugawa Disaster Prevention Center.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Fukui custom trip planner.

Miami, USA to Fukui is an approximately 30-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 14 hours traveling from Miami to Fukui. August in Fukui sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 74°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Fukui

Museums Historic Sites Spas

Side Trips

Katsuyama Castle Museum, Kuzuryugawa Disaster Prevention Center, Injoji Temple
Highlights from your plan
Katsuyama Castle Museum ©
Katsuyama Castle Museum
Daianzenji Temple ©
Daianzenji Temple

1
night
Tokyo

Tokyo ©
Tokyo holds the status of most populous metropolitan area in the world--a fact you'll find tangible as you walk the bustling streets and explore its diverse neighborhoods and cultures.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): take a stroll through Marunouchi, wander the streets of Kitchen Town (Kappabashi), and then take a stroll through Ueno. On the 16th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: wander the streets of Odaiba.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Tokyo trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Fukui to Tokyo with the Route module. Traveling from Fukui in August, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Tokyo, with lows around 81°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to Sakai.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Ueno ©
Ueno
Odaiba ©
Odaiba
Kappabashi Street (Kappabashi Dogugai) ©

6
nights
Sakai

Sakai ©
Sakai combines a dramatic coastline with pastoral scenes and historic sites.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Eiheiji and Echizen Beach. Your inner history buff will appreciate The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Traditional Houses in the Gassho Style and Nagase house. Explore Sakai's surroundings by going to Echizen Ōno Castle (in Ono), Katsuyama (Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum, Echizen Daibutsu, & more) and Shirakawa-mura (Gassho Zukuri Minka-en, Shirakawa Hachiman Shrine Festival Hall, & more). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Motorcar Museum of Japan, get curious at Nakaya Ukichiro Museum of Snow and Ice, admire the masterpieces at Kutaniyaki Art Museum, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Sakai travel planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Tokyo to Sakai. Traveling from Tokyo in August, expect little chillier with lows of 74°F in Sakai. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Tsuruga.

Things to do in Sakai

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Shirakawa-mura, Katsuyama, Kaga, Komatsu, Daihonzan Eihei-ji Temple
Highlights from your plan
Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum ©
Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum
Daihonzan Eihei-ji Temple ©
Daihonzan Eihei-ji Temple
Motorcar Museum of Japan ©
Motorcar Museum of Japan

2
nights
Tsuruga

Tsuruga ©
Tsuruga is a city in Fukui Prefecture, Japan. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): stroll through Takenami Beach, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tsukubusuma Shrine, then contemplate the long history of Kinomoto Jizoin Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kehi Jingū Shrine. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Lamp Hut, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kanegasaki-gū Shrine, then see the interesting displays at Shinasahi Waterfowl Center, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Makino Sunny Beach.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Tsuruga holiday planner.

You can drive from Sakai to Tsuruga in 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Tsuruga can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Obama.

Things to do in Tsuruga

Beaches Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Takashima, Nagahama, Takenami Beach
Highlights from your plan
Kinomoto Jizoin Temple ©
Kinomoto Jizoin Temple
Kehi Shrine ©
Kehi Shrine
Tsukubusuma Shrine ©
Tsukubusuma Shrine

2
nights
Obama

Obama ©
Obama is a city in Fukui Prefecture, Japan. On the 25th (Fri), contemplate the long history of Kumagawashuku, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Haga-ji Temple, then see the interesting displays at Wakasa Chopstick Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Miketsukuni Wakasa Obama Food Cultural Center. On the next day, steep yourself in history at Kongoin, then enjoy the sand and surf at Wakasa Wada Beach, and then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Obama tour planner.

Getting from Tsuruga to Obama by car takes about an hour. In August in Obama, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 76°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Obama

Historic Sites Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Wakasa Wada Beach, Kongoin, Kumagawajuku
Highlights from your plan
Hagaji Temple ©
Hagaji Temple
Kongoin ©
Kongoin
Wakasa Chopstick Museum ©
Wakasa Chopstick Museum