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Area Distribution : Fukui

Sightseeing Guide: Fukui

Fukui Prefecture (福井県) is located in Chubu region. It is also considered as Hokuriku region. The prefecture surrounds Wakasa Bay, and facing the sea of Japan. The entire Fukui are categorized the special heavy snow country, and especially, Ono, Katsuyama and other eastern cities are one of the heaviest snow spots in Japan. Fukui is also a heavy rain spot. Historically, the lords of Fukui always became very powerful and many of them appeared in each periods. Today, It has great sea products of Wakasa Bay and sea of Japan. There are many historic sites and nature spots at Bay area.

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Fukui is the former land of Echizen which located northern Fukui Prefecture. This area is categorized the special heaver snow country. The eastern cities such as Ono are one of the heaviest snow spots in Japan. There are many historic sites in Fukui, especially for big fan of Sengoku period. Ichijodani is the great ruins of the former capital of Echizen. It restored the castle town of Sengoku period. Also, there are many castles including Maruoka Castle which is one of 12 remaining castle made before Sengoku. Eiheiji temple is another major tourist spot in Fukui. Fukui also has many bautiful natures such as Tojinbo.

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