Getting Around Fukui
There are bus networks that cover much of Fukui, and major destinations such as Eiheiji Temple are readily accessible by bus. Fares on Keifuku and JR buses generally start around ¥210, and increase based on trip length. Some areas also have “community buses,” which generally have inexpensive flat-rate fares.
Multiple railways operate in and around Fukui. JR operates the central line connecting Kyoto and Osaka to Fukui and Kanazawa, and a branch line to Ono that provides access to Echizen Ono Castle and Lake Kuzuryu. The Echizen Railway is convenient for visiting the Dinosaur Museum, Awara Onsen, and the Tojinbo Cliffs.
For visitors with an international driving permit, a car is an especially convenient way to get around Fukui. Rentals are available near Fukui Station. While the up-front costs may seem high, renting a car can often be a relatively inexpensive option for groups.
Much of Fukui is fairly flat, making bicycles a fun way to experience Fukui’s vast natural environments. The Fukuchari bikeshare service has 15 locations throughout Fukui City with e-bikes for short trips, and bicycle rentals are available throughout the prefecture. Cycling is great for exploring destinations like the Ichijodani Asakura Clan Ruins, Maruoka Castle, and the port town of Tsuruga.