Fukui Prefecture

A myriad of different star attractions awaits in Fukui - a world-class dinosaur museum, significant Zen Buddhism sites, and even one of the few remaining original castles in Japan, just to name a few!

The native winter seafood is equally as enticing: Highly sought-after Echizen crab (dubbed as the "king of winter seafood"), as well as Ama Ebi (sweet shrimp) which are prized for their excellent flavour and blue roe.
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  • Tojinbo
    A rare natural wonder consisting of giant rock formations stretching one kilometre across the Fukui coastline. The giant rock columns are formed through erosion by the Sea of Japan, creating a geological phenomenon you could only find in two other places in the world!

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  • Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum
    Learn all about dinosaurs at Japan's prime dinosaur research centre, located in Katsuyama city! There are close to 50 preserved skeletons of locally discovered dinosaurs on display, with plenty of informative exhibitions illustrating what prehistoric Earth was like before human evolution. 

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  • Amaebi (Deep-water shrimp) in Fuikui
    Beloved for their sweet-tasting flesh and creamy texture, these wild-caught shrimp are synonymous with winter in Fukui! Shrimps with visible blue eggs in their bodies are the most coveted variety, fetching the highest price tag at the port auction. 

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