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Fukui

Let’s visit Obama!

The pretty seaside city of Obama in south-west Fukui Prefecture has long had ties with the ancient capital of Kyoto as well as China and the Korean Peninsula. The city also marks the starting point of...

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  • Fascinating Fukui

    Just what is it about Fukui prefecture that makes it the happiest in Japan, according to a study released by Hosei University in 2011. In short, a relatively low unemployment rate, support systems to ...

  • High Production Value

    From rice to seafood, Fukui's wide range of fresh produce will have foodies and Chefs alike in a tizzy....

  • Eat To Your Heart’s Content

    Because you’re not likely to find food like this outside of Fukui prefecture....

  • Kura Hopping In Fukui

    Contributing writer Denise Li gets an up close and personal look into just what goes into the creation of sake, miso, and heshiko (fermented mackerel)....

  • Fascinating Fukui

    Don’t forget your camera — you’ll need it for all the snapshots you’ll be taking of the prefecture’s beautiful landscape.....

  • Memories of Fukui

    Be sure to leave lots of space in your luggage for all these souvenirs you’ll be bringing home from your trip to the prefecture....