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Nihonkai Sakana Machi Seafood Market
Tsuruga City,Fukui Prefecture
A huge, bustling market full of shops selling fresh seafood staight from Tsuruga Port, and restaurans offering delicious items like sushi or bowls of rice generously topped with seafood.
Sabae City,Fukui Prefecture
Sabae, Fukui leads Japan in eyeglass production. The museum features a shop selling many varieties of glasses made in Sabae, as well as a workshop where visitors can make their own glasses.
Echizen Bamboo Doll Village
Sakai City,Fukui Prefecture
The only museum in Japan dedicated to bamboo dolls. In addition to seeing exhibits of dolls based on various themes, such as Kabuki, visitors can also try making their own.
Awara Cuty,Fukui Prefecture
Fukui's finest hot spring town, boasting 130 years of history since its opening. The plaza in front of Awara-Yunomachi Station features a free public foot bath and a variety of small restaurants. At the Dento Geinokan (Traditional Performing Arts Hall), visitors can transform geisha, have a lesson from real geisha, and enjoy a taiko drum performance of traditional geisha games.
Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum
Katsuyama City,Fukui Prefecture
Located in Katsuyama, Fukui, the site of more dinosaur fossil discoveries than anywhere else in Japan. One of the world's three biggest dinosaur museums. This vast museum features displays of dinosaur skeletons and fossil specimens, as well as life-sized dioramas. While you're there, why not get on a shuttle bus from the museum and join a tour? Near the excavation site where dinosaur fossils have been found, you can try a hands-on "fossil excavation" experience. When dig out a fossil, the researcher will explain the fossil.
Fukui City,Fukui Prefecture
Once the second residence of the Matsudaira clan, the feudal lords of Fukui long ago. Its Shoin architecture and garden are considered valuable examples of famous gardens from the middle of the Edo era(1603-1868).
Takefu Knife Village
Echizen City,Fukui Prefecture
With their exceptional qualty, Echizen Forged Blades are beloved by chefs both within Japan and around the world. In addition to selling kitchen knives, scissors, and other bladed tools, Takefu Knife Village also serves as a knife-making workshop, where visitors can watch from the second floor as knife-makers forge and sharpen these incredible knives. Additionally, visitors can also try their hands at making a metal keyfob or even a kitchen knife.
Miketsukuni Wakasa Obama Food Culture Museum
Obama City,Fukui Prefecture
Some 80% of all lacquered chopsticks produced in Japan are Wakasa Lacquered Chopsticks. Here, visitors can see demonstrations by traditional artisans, and try making their own lacquered chopsticks themselves.
Echizen Lacquerware Hall
Sabae City,Fukui Prefecture
Fukui has 1,500 years of tradition as "lacquer village". At Echizen Lacquerware Hall, visitors can see artisans making lacquerware, or try it themselves.