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Fukui city 福井市Pictures of Fukui city, the capital city of Fukui Prefecture.
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Fukui Castle 福井城跡


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Fukui Castle has been largely taken over by the prefectural government and police department with huge buildings which totally ruin the castle's historical significance and scenery. What remains, the moat and stone walls and foundations, are impressive.

38 files, last one added on Sep 02, 2006
Album viewed 88 times

Other Sights


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Photos of Fukui Station area, Fukui Shrine, etc.

11 files, last one added on Sep 02, 2006
Album viewed 50 times

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Obama 小浜市Pictures of Obama, Fukui Prefecture.
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Obama for Obama オバマを勝手に応援する会


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Japan has a number of places named "Obama," and the city of Obama in Fukui Prefecture has played up its coincidence of its name with new US President Barack Obama. A citizens' group called "Obama wo Katte ni Oen Suru Kai" (Obama Informal Booster Association) has been active in promoting the city on the presidential candidate's and later president-elect's coattails. They even formed the Obama Girls and Obama Boys hula troupe. These pictures were taken on Jan. 20, 2009 when they celebrated the inauguration of Barack Obama. Also see my video at YouTube.

71 files, last one added on Jan 21, 2009
Album viewed 155 times

Obama Sights


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Obama has some notable sights like Obama Castle ruins, Wakasa Fisherman's Wharf, lookout deck at Obama Park, Saba Kaido, and more.

72 files, last one added on Jan 21, 2009
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Sakai 坂井市Pictures of Sakai, Fukui Pref. including Maruoka.
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Maruoka Castle 丸岡城


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Featuring Japan's oldest surviving castle tower although it collapsed during the Fukui Earthquake in 1948. Rebuilt in 1955 with most of the original materials. Originally built in 1576 by Shibata Katsutoyo and also called Kasumiga-jo (Misty Castle).

58 files, last one added on Sep 02, 2006
Album viewed 48 times

Tojinbo 東尋坊


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Spectacular, natural rock columns and walls on the coast. Hiking trails and boat rides give you a closer look at this rare natural monument. Tojimbo is accessible by bus from JR Awara Onsen Station on the Hokuriku Line.

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Album viewed 111 times

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Tsuruga 敦賀市Pictures of Tsuruga, Fukui Pref.
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Toro Nagashi とうろう流しと花火


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Held during the Bon season in Aug., toro nagashi is candle-lit paper lanterns floated on the ocean as a Buddhist offering to the spirits of the deceased. Tsuruga holds its mass toro nagashi (6,000 lanterns) on its famous Kehi no Matsubara beach at 6:30 pm, and then shoots off a grand fireworks display. Photos taken on Aug. 16, 2006. Also see the video at YouTube.

31 files, last one added on Sep 02, 2006
Album viewed 121 times

Other Sights


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Tsuruga has a number of attractions.

4 files, last one added on Apr 24, 2011
Album viewed 120 times

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