Savor Nature and Refresh Yourself
Seafood Fit for the Imperial Court
For centuries, what is now southern Fukui was selected as a source of food fit for the emperor and imperial court. It was—and is—particularly known for excellent mackerel. Today, visitors can enjoy fresh mackerel and other seafood at shops and restaurants throughout the region, and even watch seafood auctions.
Recreation and Stunning Sights along the Long Coastline
The Reinan area is relatively long and narrow, defined by coastal bays along the Sea of Japan. The region has plenty of sandy beaches where visitors can relax and enjoy the shallow waters. Parts of the coastline are lined with dramatic rock formations, and boat rides are available to offer a closer view.
Surround Yourself with Refreshing Natural Beauty
Southern Fukui has plenty to see and explore in the great outdoors. The Five Lakes of Mikata are all close to one another, yet each visibly distinct, with different colors. For forest lovers, Uriwari no Taki is an ice-cold freshwater spring that flows out into a waterfall, surrounded by tall, ancient trees.
From Kanazawa, Nagoya, Osaka, and Kyoto, visitors can take a Limited Express train for direct access to Tsuruga. From Tokyo, take the Tokaido Shinkansen Line to Maibara, then transfer to a Limited Express train. Once you arrive in Tsuruga, the JR Obama Line offers access to destinations such as Mikata (30-minute ride) and Obama (65-minute ride).
The JR Obama Line is the central public transportation option through the Reinan area. Local buses run to and from several stations along this train line, particularly around Tsuruga, Mihama, and Obama. Renting a car or bicycle is a convenient way to explore areas where buses run only a few trips a day.