For sightseeing, we recommend Eihei-ji Temple, which was opened as a Zen dojo during the Kamakura period (1185-1333), Tojinbo Cliffs, where you can see the spectacle of rough waves crashing against the 20 meter high cliffs, and the Fukugen Machinami, Restored Historic Houses, a reproduction of historic Echizen province, which prospered during the Sengoku period, or Warring States era, (1467-1590). Also, in winter, please taste Fukui's special product "Echizen crab" when it comes in to season.
It is easy to get around this area by car or train. For trains you can use the JR Hokuriku Main line, the Fukui railway Urubu line, the Usury line, etc. From major cities, you can also fly here. The nearest airport is Fukui Airport and it takes about 1 hour to get there from Haneda Airport in Tokyo.
Tourism information: Fukui