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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


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
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Other Sights


Photos of Fukui Station area, Fukui Shrine, etc.

11 files, last one added on Sep 02, 2006
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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


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
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Obama Sights


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


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
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Tojinbo 東尋坊


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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Tsuruga 敦賀市Pictures of Tsuruga, Fukui Pref.
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Kehi Jingu Shrine on New Year's Day 氣比神宮


Established in 702 and nicknamed "Kei-san," Kehi Jingu is a major shrine in the Hokuriku Region. The main torii gate is one of Japan's three most famous wooden toriis. Kehi Jingu Shrine is a 20-min. walk from JR Tsuruga Station or a short bus ride. I visited on New Year's Day 2016 when it was a warm period with no snow.

42 files, last one added on Mar 22, 2016
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Toro Nagashi & Fireworks とうろう流しと花火


Held during the Bon season on Aug. 16, 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.

32 files, last one added on Jun 17, 2020
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Tsuruga Nuclear Power Pavilion Museum 日本原子力発電敦賀原子力館


Out in the boondocks of Tsuruga is the Tsuruga Nuclear Power Plant. Near the plant is their public relations facility and museum called the Tsuruga Nuclear Power Pavilion or Tsuruga PR Pavilion. A 40-min. bus ride from JR Tsuruga Station.

42 files, last one added on Jun 17, 2017
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Other Sights


Other sights in Tsuruga.

4 files, last one added on Mar 22, 2016
Album viewed 363 times

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