Soak up some local culture and atmosphere by visiting these nearby attractions, famous meseums, histric sites and nature destinations.

Tojinbo (Japanese Site)

Hours Tojinbo Tower 8:30~17:30 9:00~17:00 during winter
Sightseeing boat 8:00~17:00 (all seasons)
Recommend Tojinbo is a precipitous cliff eroded by violent waves. Stated as one of the natural momuments, it's a must-see scenic spot.
Hours 9:30~17:30 (~17:30 during winter) Open everyday
※Last entry is 3 hours 30 minutes before the closing time
Tel Eiheiji Daihonzan Administration Office:0776-63-3102
Recommend The headquarter of Soto sect of Buddhism. For over 750 years since its establishment, it has been the place where Soto monks, priests and disciples as well as members of the general public devote themselves in the ascetic practice.
Recommend The shrine embraces numerous historic spots of the once powerful Hakusan Shugen ascetics. Its sando, a visiting path to the shrine, is lined with old cedar trees. It is selected for “The 100 best road in Japan.”
Hours 9:30~17:00 Closed 12/28~1/4 Admission fee: \210
Tel 0776-41-2173
Recommend Selected as one of the Special Places of Scenic Beauty of Japan. Among unearthed ruins, there are restored samurai residences and Japanese gardens.
※Ichijodani Asakura Clan Ruins Museum
9:00~17:00 (16:00 Last entry)
Closed 12/29-1/2, 2nd Wednesday of each month (May close without notice)
Hours 8:30~17:00 closed12/26~12/31
Recommend The gallery "Reimei" houses a collection of highly praised, artisan Bamboo dolls.

Teramachi Dori Street (Japanese Site)

Recommend A rickshaw ride guides you through the castle city Echizen Ono, often called "small Kyoto."
Recommend In this early morning market held on Shichiken street, many local farmers sell their products. You might be able to get special deals!
Hours 9:00~17:00 16:30 Last entry
Closed on Fridays (closed during winter)
Tel 0779-88-6200
Recommend You can take a virtual tour of the world of dinosaurs at its outstanding multi theater. Dinosaur replicas and bones are on display.
Hours 9:00~17:00 16:30 Last entry
Closed on Year end and New Year holidays (12/29-1/2), 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month
※We may close twice a month due to a preparation for upcoming exhibition or facility inspections.
Tel 0779-88-0001
Recommend You will be truly impressed by over thirty dinosaur skeletons! There are displays and exhibitions that provide you with surprising facts of dinosaurs' lives and behaviors.

Katsuyama Castle Museum (Japanese Site)

Hours 9:00~16:30 16:00 Last entry
Closed on Wednesdays and 12/28-31
Tel 0779-88-6200
Recommend Displays a collection of over 800 embroideries mainly from Qing Dynasty China. Nearby destination is Lovely Farm, which makes soft serve ice cream with its fresh milk.
Hours 9:30~17:00 9:30~18:00 during summer break
※Open everyday during spring, summer and winter breaks
Closed on Mondays (the next day when a holiday falls on a Monday), days after holidays, Year end and New Year holidays
Tel 0776-51-8000
Recommend The center's 23-meter Dome screen and planetarium in Astrovision Space Theater provide fantastic experiences to the visitors.

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