Savor Every Moment of the Journey
Clear Your Mind and Enrich Your Spirit
Fukui consistently ranks as Japan’s happiest prefecture. Some say this is because of the natural beauty all around. Others say it comes from the deep roots of Zen Buddhism and its influence on the local culture. Fukui makes a great destination to immerse yourself in the great outdoors, or to look deep inside yourself.
Modern Innovations in Traditional Japanese Crafts
Fukui is home to a rich heritage of craftsmanship, preserved and practiced by thriving artisan communities in areas like Echizen. Fukui’s artisans draw on centuries of tradition making blades, joinery, lacquerware, ceramics, and paper, to innovate through collaboration. Come learn about—and even try making—some of these traditional crafts.
Delicious Dishes from Both Land and Sea
Fukui’s reputation for excellent food goes back centuries, to when the region provided seafood to the imperial court. Today, Fukui is known for premium seafood like Echizen Gani crab, as well as everyday favorites like Oroshi Soba noodles and Sauce Katsu-don pork cutlet bowls. Don’t miss these must-try local specialties.