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Eiheiji temple Fukui Japan. Eiheiji is one of two main temples of the soto school of Zen Buddhism, the largest single religious denomination in Japan = Shutterstock

Eiheiji temple Fukui Japan. Eiheiji is one of two main temples of the soto school of Zen Buddhism, the largest single religious denomination in Japan = Shutterstock

Fukui Prefecture: Best Attractions and Things to do

Fukui prefecture also faces the Sea of Japan. Fukui Prefecture is often called "Hokuriku Region" together with Kanazawa Prefecture and Toyama Prefecture. In Fukui Prefecture there is an old big temple named "Eiheiji". Here you can experience Zazen meditation. Fukui prefecture is a place where many bones of dinosaurs are excavated. The dinosaur museum is popular with children.

Outline of Fukui

Map of Fukui

Map of Fukui

 

Eiheiji Temple

Eiheiji Temple in Fukui Prefecture = Shutterstock 1
photos: Eiheiji Temple in Fukui Prefecture

If you want an in-depth experience of Japan's "Zen" culture, you should visit Eiheiji Temple in Fukui Prefecture. Many monks practice Zen at this temple, and you can experience it too. There is also a beautiful traditional temple town around the temple. Eiheiji is located about 150 km northeast of Kyoto ...

 

Ichijodani: The restored samurai town

Ichijodani, Fukui Prefecture
Photos: Ichijodani -Restored samurai town

If you want to explore the Japanese samurai town, I recommend you go to Ichijodani in Fukui Prefecture. Ichijodani is a town built by the Asakura clan in the 15th century. However, the Asakura clan was destroyed by another samurai in the 16th century. Ichijodani were forgotten and buried in the ...

 

 

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Bon KUROSAWA  I have long worked as a senior editor for Nihon Keizai Shimbun (NIKKEI) and currently work as an independent web writer. At NIKKEI, I was the editor-in-chief of the media on Japanese culture. Let me introduce a lot of fun and interesting things about Japan. Please refer to this article for more details.

2020-05-14

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