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Fukui Prefecture has become the prefecture with the highest degree of happiness in Japan three times in a row based on various data. An environment with a moderate countryside, abundant sea, and blessings from the mountains. It's not as glamorous as the city, but time passes slow here. Why don't you go find a little different "happiness" in Fukui together?

Climate (temperature / precipitation)



Source:Japan Metrogical Agency

Although there are many cloudy and snowy days in winter, the amount of snowfall is not so high. Located at about the same latitude, the average temperature in Fukui is about 3 ° C lower than that of Tokyo. The humidity is high, providing a good environment for skin and throat.

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Foods recommended by locals

Sauce cutlet bowl

pic_dummy.pngEgg katsudon is the most popular katsudon nationwide, but in Fukui prefecture, katsudon is commonly refering to a "sauce katsudon"! Simply fry thinly sliced pork, soak it in a special sauce, and place it on top of the sauce-sprinkled rice. The aroma of the fruity sauce and the juicy gravy, which are very simple to make but have an appetizing taste, are unforgettable once you have tried them.

Habutae mochi

pic_dummy.pngFukui has prospered as a silk textile town since ancient times. The glossy "Habutae" is loved as a luxury item, and Habutae Mochi is a kind of sweet that retains its elegance. It has an elegant sweetness and a fine, smooth texture.

Famous places / spots recommended by locals

Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum

pic_dummy.pngOne of the world's three largest dinosaur museums located here in Katsuyama City, Fukui Prefecture, which is a treasure trove of dinosaur fossils. Dinosaur skeletons, fossils / specimens, dioramas, restored models, etc. are exhibited in the vast pillar-free space, which both adults and children can enjoy. You can also experience fossil excavation and to find real fossils !?
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Mikatagoko Lake Mountain Top Park

pic_dummy.pngThe five lakes are also called "five-colored lakes" because they all look blue with different densities depending on the water quality and depth. You can enjoy a dynamic view of Mikatagoko and the Sea of Japan from the mountaintop park, which is located at the end of the lift cable car after passing through the rainbow line (a toll road) .
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Arawa hot spring

pic_dummy.pngWhen you come Fukui, plese visit Arawa hot spring. It was opened in 1883, represented hot spring town in Fukui where has around 74 of natural hot spring sauce, and the respective hotels have different types of hot spring quality or benefit. Why don't you spend relaxing time with eating famous food - "Echizen crab " in winter ?
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