Soak up some local culture and atmosphere by visiting these nearby attractions, famous meseums, histric sites and nature destinations.
Tojinbo (Japanese Site)
Tojinbo Tower 8:30～17:30 9:00～17:00 during winter
Sightseeing boat 8:00～17:00 (all seasons)
Tojinbo is a precipitous cliff eroded by violent waves. Stated as one of the natural momuments, it's a must-see scenic spot.
9:30～17:30 (～17:30 during winter) Open everyday
※Last entry is 3 hours 30 minutes before the closing time
Eiheiji Daihonzan Administration Office：0776-63-3102 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.
Heisenji Hakusan Jinja (shrine) (Japanese Site)
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.”
Ichij?dani Asakura Clan Ruins (Japanese Site)
9:30～17:00 Closed 12/28～1/4 Admission fee: \210 0776-41-2173 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)
Echizen Take Ningyo no Sato (The Echizen Bamboo Doll Gallery) (Japanese Site)
8:30～17:00 closed12/26～12/31 The gallery "Reimei" houses a collection of highly praised, artisan Bamboo dolls.
Teramachi Dori Street (Japanese Site)
A rickshaw ride guides you through the castle city Echizen Ono, often called "small Kyoto."
Shichiken Asaichi in Ono city (Japanese Site)
In this early morning market held on Shichiken street, many local farmers sell their products. You might be able to get special deals!
Hakusan Kyoryu Park Shiramine (Dinosaur park) (Japanese Site)
|9:00～17:00 16:30 Last entry
Closed on Fridays (closed during winter)
|You can take a virtual tour of the world of dinosaurs at its outstanding multi theater. Dinosaur replicas and bones are on display.|
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.
0779-88-0001 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)
9:00～16:30 16:00 Last entry
Closed on Wednesdays and 12/28-31
0779-88-6200 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.
Fukui Children's Science Center "Angelland Fukui" (Japanese Site)
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
0776-51-8000 The center's 23-meter Dome screen and planetarium in Astrovision Space Theater provide fantastic experiences to the visitors.