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Fukui

  Located on the Sea of Japan far to the west of Japan’s capital city, Fukui prefecture is a hidden oasis. From winter to summer, the prefecture bursts with nature, fresh water and air, and endless opportunities to immerse oneself in the environment. With the sea to the west and lush mountains to the east, Fukui has bountiful nature for every adventurous taste. While getting to Fukui may not be as convenient as other...

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Finding one’s  inner peace is not about discovery; it’s about committing oneself to the practice of creating balance through meditation. We often mistaken peace for a thoughtless state in which the mind is completely under our control. It is actually quite the contrary. Meditation is a state of connecting entirely with the current moment. Thoughts and mental images may come and go, and that’s ok. Creating peace in...

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Seaside Cuisine in Tsuruga Fukui

Seaside Cuisine in Tsuruga Fukui


Posted By on May 7, 2014

Driving along the coast, one will come across many mesmerizing views. When looking for astonishing views and fresh seaside dining, drive no further than Fukui prefecture. Follow the coastline for views of beaches, quaint fishing towns, and ragged cliffs. Heading south, the seaside changes abruptly from rocky coasts to picturesque beaches. Every stretch of seaside contains its own kind of beauty. Towards Tsuruga, one will come across a...

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The waves break on the rocky coast as customers, sipping drinks,  sit on cushioned chairs overlooking the ocean. Any day at Cafe Mare brings respite, relaxation, and a full stomach to its visitors. Located in Echizen, Fukui, along the Sea of Japan, Cafe Mare is about an hour’s drive from Fukui City. Driving down the coast toward Tsuruga, the cozy beach cafe can be found on the right side of the lone road that outlines the coast....

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As the sun set and the street music livened the atmosphere, the excitement grew for Sunday night’s bonfire event. Prior to 8:30PM, visitors were instructed to deposit charms to burn, which were later scattered among the multiple fire pits. Long bamboo sticks with square pink mochi on the end could be purchased, too, but were sold in limited quantities. Only those who purchased as early as possible were able to walk away with...

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Winter Fun at Ski Jam


Posted By on Mar 6, 2014

Deep in the mountains of Fukui prefecture, along the Sea of Japan, lies the town of Katsuyama. Aside from its Sagicho bonfire festival in February, Katsuyama is famous for two things: the Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum (one of the World’s Three Great Dinosaur Museums) and Ski Jam resort. About an hour-long drive from Fukui City, which is accessible by train from Maibara, Ski Jam is nestled in the beautiful, snowy mountains....

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