Travel Around the Beautiful Scenery of Traditional Japan
The Echizen-Kaga area extends through the prefectures of Fukui and Ishikawa. This exceptional area is embraced by the sacred Mt. Hakusan, and runs along the abundant Sea of Japan. Today, the area's traditions of ancient religious roots, exquisite views, and delicious foods live on.
Sacred Grounds Embraced by Mt. Hakusan and Nourished by the Kuzuryu River
With Eiheiji Temple, the Yoshizaki Gobo Temple Remains, Takidanji Temple, Hakusan Heisenji Temple, and Kaga Daishoji in the mountain foothills, the Echizen-Kaga area is home to a remarkable number of temples. Each possesses its own distinct beauty and unique religious culture. Purify and soothe your spirit before the pure white beauty of Mt. Hakusan, and share a spiritual experience with the monks and priests of these religious establishments.
Eiheiji Temple & Hakusan Heisenji Temple
People once longed for the sacred ground of Mt. Hakusan. The long-held tradition of nature and faith surely played a part in the history of Echizen-Kaga. Even today, ancient Japan's synthesis of Shinto and Buddhist beliefs can be strongly felt here.
Tojinbo Cliffs & Kakusenkei Gorge
A soothing world embraced by Mt. Hakusan and the Kuzuryu River, preserving the heartbeats of life. An imposing presence rising above the clear Sea of Japan. The stunning sights of both the sea and mountains will take your breath away.
Five Hot Spring Towns & A Holy Land for Food Lovers
Sea and mountains come together in Echizen-Kaga; since long ago, the area has been known for its many exceptional hot spring towns, and the area's pure water nourishes both the fertile land and sea, for unparalleled crab, buckwheat, fruits, and more.
Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum & The Birthplace of Kutaniyaki Ceramics
Echizen-Kaga has two rather unique specialties. The area is home to a world-class dinosaur research institution. At the same time, it's home to some of Japan's finest traditional art techniques. Whichever you choose, you'll have an experience available nowhere else.
Full 17 min
Short 3 min