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Travelers to this area of Fukui rub shoulders with around 250,000 residents.
It is situated roughly 14 miles northwest of Imadate-gun and about 200 miles west of the national capital of Tokyo.
If you're traveling with children, you'll have to pay a visit to some of the area's excellent family-friendly attractions. Head on over to Shibamasa World Amusement Park and Aquatom. Wonderland Amusement Park is also lots of fun.
A trip through the watery worlds of Echizen Matsushima Aquarium is the perfect way to get acquainted with the incredible creatures of the deep.
You can admire an eclectic display of plants as you walk around the large grounds of the Echizen Daffodil Village Park.
Bring along some lunch and enjoy some time to yourself in the leafy, green surroundings of Tojinbo Cliffs and Yokokan Garden. You'll also find plenty of space to lie down in the grass at Asuwayama Park and Kitanosho Castle Park.
Tsuruga Visitor Center and Echizen Tourist Information Center are practical places to start if you're after some tips on what to see and do in Fukui.
To take in scenic views of untouched landscapes and tumbling water, make the trip over to Ichijo Falls.
Take a hike and enjoy the calm water at Yashagaike Pond and Lake Kitagata. If the sun is shining, you may even like to cool off with a splash in the shallows.
Leave your phone in the glove compartment and give yourself a break from the modern world at Awara Hot Spring and Mizushima Island. Lovers of nature will also have a terrific time at Echizen Cape and Mikuni Seaside Natural Park.
Grab a friend and explore some of the favored exhibition spaces in the area. Savor the contemplative atmosphere as you check out the displays at the Fukui Prefectural Museum of Cultural History and the Tsuruga Railway Museum. Also worth considering are the Megane Museum and the Atagozaka Tea Ceremony Museum.
Inquisitive minds should make time for the Angel Land Fukui, a fun science institution.
Not only are the collections at the Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum and the Fukui City Museum of Natural History fun to look at, they also help us to better understand the world in which we live.
Home to the Fukui Museum of Fine Arts and the Fukui City Art Museum, this destination is a treat for lovers of art.
Take a journey back to a previous era and examine the enlightening displays at the Fukui City History Museum and the Maruoka Museum of History and Folklore.
Maruoka Castle and Fukui Castle Ruins are certainly worth visiting, even if you aren't a history buff. More tales from the days of old await at Kehi Jingu Shrine and Ichijodani Asakura Clans Ruins.
Step into the world of a fantasy novel as you stroll around a couple of the area's castles and watchtowers. Katsuyama Castle Museum, Echizen Ono Castle and Maruoka Onsen are symbols of a forgotten time.
Whether you're spiritual or not, you'll be sure enjoy an afternoon at the Takidanji Temple and the Eiheiji Temple. If you want to see some more religious sites, keep an eye out for tours at the Echizen Daibutsu Temple and Hakusan Shrine.
Situated in Fukui, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Sakaenoyashiro Shrine, Fukui Castle Ruins and Fukui City History Museum. Kitanosho Castle Park and Nishiyama Koshoji Temple are also within 10 minutes.
Located in the heart of Fukui, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Kitanosho Castle Park, Fukui Castle Ruins and Sakaenoyashiro Shrine. Sanai Park and Saikoji Temple are also within 15 minutes.
Situated in Fukui, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Sakaenoyashiro Shrine, Nishiyama Koshoji Temple and Sanai Park. Atagozaka Tea Ceremony Museum and Fukui Castle Ruins are also within 10 minutes.
Situated in Fukui, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Fukui Castle Ruins, Sakaenoyashiro Shrine and Fukui City History Museum. Kitanosho Castle Park and Yokokan Garden are also within 10 minutes.
Situated in Fukui, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Fukui Castle Ruins, Fukui City History Museum and Sakaenoyashiro Shrine. Kitanosho Castle Park and Yokokan Garden are also within 10 minutes.
Situated in Fukui, this hotel is within 3 miles (5 km) of Fukui Prefectural Museum of Cultural History, Fukui Museum of Fine Arts and Yokokan Garden. Fukui City History Museum and Fukui Castle Ruins are also within 3 miles (5 km).
Situated in Fukui, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Fukui Castle Ruins and Kitanosho Castle Park. Sakaenoyashiro Shrine and Yokokan Garden are also within 15 minutes.
Situated in Awara, this ryokan is within a 15-minute walk of Fujino Genkuro Memorial Hall and Awara Hot Spring. Wonderland Amusement Park and Naritasan Shinshoji Temple are also within 3 miles (5 km).