Exploring Fukui with Mio

Fukui City

  1. Fukui Dinosaur Museum:
    Mio visited the Fukui Dinosaur Museum, one of the top dinosaur museums in the world. “The exhibits are incredibly detailed and fascinating,” she said.
  2. Eiheiji Temple:
    Mio explored Eiheiji Temple, a serene Zen Buddhist temple founded in 1244. “The temple grounds are peaceful and the architecture is stunning,” she noted.
  3. Yokokan Garden:
    Mio strolled through Yokokan Garden, a traditional Japanese garden with beautiful ponds and teahouses. “The garden is tranquil and beautifully maintained,” she commented.


  1. Tojinbo Cliffs:
    Mio admired the dramatic Tojinbo Cliffs, a series of rugged basalt columns along the coast. “The cliffs offer breathtaking views and a sense of natural power,” she said.
  2. Maruoka Castle:
    Mio visited Maruoka Castle, one of Japan’s oldest surviving castles. “The castle has a unique charm and offers great views from the top,” she remarked.
  3. Echizen Matsushima Aquarium:
    Mio enjoyed the Echizen Matsushima Aquarium, which features a variety of marine life. “The exhibits are engaging and the marine creatures are amazing,” she noted.


  1. Wakasa Obama Food Culture Museum:
    Mio explored the Wakasa Obama Food Culture Museum, learning about the local culinary traditions. “The museum is informative and highlights the rich food culture of the region,” she said.
  2. Fresh Seafood in Obama:
    Mio tasted fresh seafood and local delicacies in Obama, known for its historical role as a food supplier to the imperial court. “The seafood is fresh and incredibly delicious,” she commented.
  3. Sotomo Arch:
    Mio took a boat tour to see the Sotomo Arch, a natural rock arch along the coastline. “The arch and the surrounding scenery are beautiful and impressive,” she noted.


  1. Heisenji Hakusan Shrine:
    Mio visited Heisenji Hakusan Shrine, known for its moss-covered grounds and ancient cedars. “The shrine has a mystical and serene atmosphere,” she said.
  2. Katsuyama Castle Museum:
    Mio explored Katsuyama Castle Museum, which showcases the history and culture of the area. “The exhibits are well-curated and the view from the castle is fantastic,” she remarked.
  3. Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum:
    Mio enjoyed another visit to the Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum, as it is located in Katsuyama. “The museum’s extensive dinosaur displays are truly world-class,” she commented.


  1. Echizen Soba Village:
    Mio experienced making and tasting soba noodles at Echizen Soba Village. “The hands-on experience and the taste of fresh soba are wonderful,” she said.
  2. Echizen Pottery Village:
    Mio explored Echizen Pottery Village, learning about the traditional pottery techniques. “The craftsmanship and the variety of pottery are impressive,” she noted.
  3. Ichijodani Asakura Clan Ruins:
    Mio walked through the Ichijodani Asakura Clan Ruins, an ancient castle town site. “The ruins offer a fascinating look into the history and daily life of the period,” she remarked.
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