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Katsuyama City,Fukui Prefecture
Ski slopes perfect for beginners, experts, and everyone in between. Featuring comfortable facilities like restaurants, hot spring baths, and slopes for children.
Tour of Sotomo(Scenic Coastline) Arch
Obama City,Fukui Prefecture
These remarkably shaped rocks, tunnels, and caves carved out by the choppy waters of the Sea of Japan extend across some 6 km of the coast. Enjoy an hour-long pleasure cruise departing from Wakasa Fisherman's Wharf for a refreshing yet breathtaking time.
Wakasa Town ,Fukui Prefecture
Consisting of five lakes, the water and depths of each of them vary, making each a different shade of blue. The Rainbow Line (toll road) to the mountaintop park offers fantastic views of the dynamic scenery.
Sakai City,Fukui Prefecture
Carved out by the rough wavves of the Sea of Japan, this 1.5 km stretch of coastline features breathtaking views that led to its being nationally designated as both a place of scenic beauty and a natural monument, as well as magnificent sunsets worthy of recognition as one of Japan's 100 most beautiful sunsets.
Hatenashi Settlement is located along Kohechi Route, which is one of the pilgrimage routes to Kumano. These routes were designated as a UNESCO World Heritage as part of the “Sacred Sites and Pilgrimage Routes in the Kii Mountain Range”. It is also called ‘The Sky Village’ due to its high altitude location and has spectacular views of the Hatenashi Mountain Range. Hatenashi Settlement is chosen one of Japan’s top 100 villages. Visitors enjoy these views not only on clear days but also in mist and clouds on rainy days.
Mitarai Gorge is surrounded by beautiful trees and renowned for its scenic beauty created by large rocks and gushing waterfalls. The streams flow with emerald-green crystal clear water. Visitors enjoy seasonal vistas, from fresh greenery in spring to colorful red leaves in autumn.
Mt Yoshinoyama is regarded as Japan’s best cherry-blossom sight. It has about 30,000 cherry trees, mainly of the Shiroyamazakura variety. The trees burst into bloom from early to mid-April. Mt Yoshinoyama has long been worshipped as a sacred mountain and is part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site named the “Sacred Sites and Pilgrimage Routes in the Kii Mountain Range”.
The history of Gojo Shinmachi went back to roughly 400 years ago, shortly after the Edo Bakufu was established following the Battle of Sekigahara. The Shimmachi Street retains historical buildings from the Edo period including the oldest existing private residence. Their architectural styles vary from each period. The area was designated as an Important Preservation District for Groups of Traditional Buildings.
Soni Haighland is a grassland covered with Japanese pampas grass.The grass is burned in middle of March every year,and the area becomes like a large fresh-green carpet from spring to summer. Sivery and golden Jananese pampas grass glows reflecting sunlight in autumn,and a number of tourists visit this place every year. It is well-known for the most beautuful sunset in Japan.