Sakai City is in Fukui Prefecture.
Sakai City was re-organized in 2006 to incorporate the towns of Harue, Maruoka, Mikuni and Awara.
Maruoka Castle (丸岡城) - The oldest castle keep (or donjon) in Japan. Built in 1576. It's a great place for the hanami festival (or cherry blossom viewing).
Awara Onsen - Awara is famous for its Onsen (温泉) or hot spring baths. Most onsen prohibit the entry of visitors with tattoos.