Discover Fukui

Fukui, a modest urban municipality nestled close to the Sea of Japan on the western coast of Honshu, boasts a rich cultural heritage that is sure to delight history buffs and curious travelers alike. Explore the fascinating Ichijōdani Asakura Family Historic Ruins, and visit the numerous historical temples and shrines that dot the area. In addition to its cultural attractions, Fukui offers beautiful natural landscapes, such as the pristine coastline and lush forests, perfect for hiking and sightseeing. Discover the wonders of Fukui and create lasting memories in this charming and culturally rich city.

Things to see and do


Getting around Fukui

The easiest way to get around Fukui is by car, but most major sights and attractions are accessible by bus. For up-to-date bus schedules, we recommend syncing Google Maps with our customized map above (to do this: click the top right icon on the map to expand to full-screen and select a route between your destination and your current destination).
If you decide to rent a car, it is advised to do so from one of the bigger cities in the vicinity. You can use our car rental widget in the FAQ menu below. 

Getting to Fukui

Public transportation:

To get from Nagoya to Fukui by public transportation, travelers need to take a train or bullet-train. Detailed instructions are as follows:

  • Bullet Train: Take the JR Shirasagi Limited Express train from Nagoya Station to Fukui Station. The journey takes approximately 1 hour and 50 minutes.

  • Regular Train: Take the JR Tokaido Main Line from Nagoya Station to Maibara Station, then transfer to the JR Hokuriku Main Line and continue to Fukui Station. The total journey takes approximately 2 hours and 40 minutes.



Valid rail and bus passes:


Nearest airport: 

The nearest and most convenient airport is Komatsu airport

  • by car: approximately 1 hour

  • by public transport: approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes


Rental cars:

How long to stay in Fukui

We recommend staying in Fukui for about one day. 

Festivals in Fukui

There is one famous festival in this area. Please be advised that the following info is based upon previous entries of the festival and that the dates might have changed for the following year. It is also possible that the entire festival is cancelled in the case of heavy rainfall or a natural disaster. Please check with the official organisers' website for the most up-to-date information. 
For the exact location of the festival, you can consult our map above by clicking on the icon in the upper most corner of the map to open the map legend. Festivals are hidden by default but can be made visible by clicking on the "Festivals" checkbox in the map legend.

  • Fukui Phoenix Fireworks

    • Date: August 2nd

    • Time: 19:30 - 20:30

Hotels in Fukui

Flights to Fukui

The nearest and most convenient airport is Komatsu airport

  • by car: approximately 1 hour

  • by public transport: approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes

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