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Mikuni-Kitamae Street


Enjoy the Old-Fashioned Atmosphere from This Port Town's Heyday

Mikuni-Minato is located at the mouth of the Kuzuryu River, and has long served as a center for ships transporting goods. From the second half of the Edo era (1603–1868) through the mid-Meiji era (1868–1912), it flourished as one of the main ports on the Sea of Japan coast for the Kitamae trading ships, and Mikuni's urban culture blossomed alongside its commercial development. Even today, remnants of the town's history can still be found in buildings such as the former Kishina Family residence and the former Morita Bank headquarters, and volunteer guides can walk visitors through town, telling them about local history.

  • Mikuni-cho, Sakai City, Fukui Prefecture
  • +81 (776) 82-5515 (Mikuni Tourist Association)
  • 7 min. walk from Mikuni Sta. on the Echizen Railway

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