The natural beauty of Fukui’s coast is striking, from the precipitous cliffs of Tojinbo, to the blooming narcissus flowers of the Echigen Coast, and the linked waters of Mikata-goko (“Mikata Five Lakes”). This is a prefecture of historically significant temples and shrines, including Kehi Shrine, which has one of the Three Great Wooden Torii Gates of Japan; Myotsu-ji, whose pagoda and temple hall are registered as national treasures; and Eihei-ji, the head temple of Japanese Zen Buddhism. When dining out, try out fresh, delicious seafood like Echizen crab and Echizen right-eye flounder.

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