Fukui

After visiting Shirakawa-go we went north all up the way until Fukui. It was my first time in Fukui prefecture. We decided to only visit Fukui City, it was a big mistake… the city is disappointing and boring. The castle was so unimpressive (there is not even a castle, it is a dull government building) that I didn’t even take a single picture of it! If you are curious, this is a picture of the “castle” I just found on Fukui’s government website:

Don’t bother too much visiting the castle. The only beautiful and worth place to visit around Fukui’s city center was the Yokokan garden. The Matsudaira lord, who ruled Fukui at the beginning of the Edo Era lived in these gardens considered by the Japanese Government as a National Designated Place of Scenic Beauty.

One morning is enough to visit the Yokokan gardens. I would not recommend spending the night in Fukui City, leave to the northern coast. Next time I go to Fukui I will focus on visiting the villages on the seaside which they say are beautiful.

3 Comments
  • Julien

    March 7, 2017 at 12:00 pm

    I’m surprised you were able to go to Fukui from Shirakawago by going North, that’s quite an impressive feat 😉
    I can’t even hope though you enjoyed crabs, since it’s not the season. 東尋坊 is supposed to be beautiful, but I never went there yet.
    Next time go to Kanazawa ! Or go eat some great sushi/sashimi in Toyama

  • May

    March 16, 2017 at 4:33 pm

    Beautiful and peaceful place here. A great place to unwind, relax, and enjoy. Yokokan garden is well preserved historical site.

  • Lilly Sjöberg

    March 18, 2017 at 2:22 am

    Thanks for the great and interesting photos. The Koi fish are great!
    Greetings from Germany
    Lilly