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'''Fukui''' (福井; [http://www.city.fukui.lg.jp/lang/english/]) is the eponymous capital of [[Fukui prefecture]], [[Japan]].
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'''Fukui''' (福井; [http://www.city.fukui.lg.jp/lang/english/]) is the capital of [[Fukui prefecture]], [[Japan]].
 
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==Get in==
 
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The nearest airport to Fukui is in [[Komatsu]]. Buses connect Komatsu Airport with Komatsu Station for ¥260, from which you can take a Hokuriku Line local train for the 50 minute run to Fukui (¥820).
 
The nearest airport to Fukui is in [[Komatsu]]. Buses connect Komatsu Airport with Komatsu Station for ¥260, from which you can take a Hokuriku Line local train for the 50 minute run to Fukui (¥820).
  
If coming internationally, the best airport to arrive in is Kansai Airport in [[Osaka]]. From Kansai Airport, you can reach Fukui by train in about 3 1/2 hours by taking the ''Haruka'' limited express train to Shin-Osaka, and transferring across the platform to the ''Thunderbird'' or ''Raichō'', described below.
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If coming internationally, the best airport to arrive in is Kansai Airport in [[Osaka]]. From Kansai Airport, you can reach Fukui by train in about 3 1/2 hours by taking the ''Haruka'' limited express train to Shin-Osaka, and transferring across the platform to the ''Thunderbird'', described below.
  
 
===By train===
 
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Fukui is a major station on the '''JR Hokuriku line''', which links [[Toyama]] with [[Maibara]]. A connection to the '''Kosei Line''' at [[Tsuruga]] provides a direct link to [[Kyoto]] and [[Osaka]].
 
Fukui is a major station on the '''JR Hokuriku line''', which links [[Toyama]] with [[Maibara]]. A connection to the '''Kosei Line''' at [[Tsuruga]] provides a direct link to [[Kyoto]] and [[Osaka]].
  
Fukui is connected to Kyoto and Osaka 1-2 times per hour by the ''Thunderbird'' and ''Raichō'' trains. Both of these trains make the run from Osaka to Fukui in about 1 hour, 50 minutes. From Kyoto, the run takes about 1 hour, 20 minutes. The price for both services is the same, at ¥5700 from Osaka and ¥4600 from Kyoto.
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Fukui is connected to Kyoto and Osaka 1-2 times per hour by the ''Thunderbird'' train. This train makes the run from Osaka to Fukui in about 1 hour, 50 minutes. From Kyoto, the run takes about 1 hour, 20 minutes. The price for the service is ¥5700 from Osaka and ¥4600 from Kyoto.
  
 
The ''Shirasagi'' limited express also stops at Fukui on runs from [[Nagoya]] and [[Maibara]]. From the latter it takes one hour and costs ¥3100.
 
The ''Shirasagi'' limited express also stops at Fukui on runs from [[Nagoya]] and [[Maibara]]. From the latter it takes one hour and costs ¥3100.
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* [[Eiheiji Temple]] (永平寺).  Established in 1244 by Zen Master Dogen, a testament to the ability of the Japanese to fuse architecture and nature in a seemless and timeless structure. Visitors are welcome to tour the monastery and for ¥8000 per night (¥3000 per night for stays of more than a few days) can experience training according to the Soto Zen tradition.  The temple is located about 15 km outside Fukui; either take a direct bus from Fukui Station (4 daily, 30 min, ¥720) or a train to Eiheiji-Guchi (25min, ¥440yen) and then a connecting bus (15min, ¥410).
 
* [[Eiheiji Temple]] (永平寺).  Established in 1244 by Zen Master Dogen, a testament to the ability of the Japanese to fuse architecture and nature in a seemless and timeless structure. Visitors are welcome to tour the monastery and for ¥8000 per night (¥3000 per night for stays of more than a few days) can experience training according to the Soto Zen tradition.  The temple is located about 15 km outside Fukui; either take a direct bus from Fukui Station (4 daily, 30 min, ¥720) or a train to Eiheiji-Guchi (25min, ¥440yen) and then a connecting bus (15min, ¥410).
  
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* Tojinbo
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* Awara Onsen
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Latest revision as of 22:19, 4 May 2012

Fukui (福井; [1]) is the capital of Fukui prefecture, Japan.

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Understand[edit]

Get in[edit]

By plane[edit]

The nearest airport to Fukui is in Komatsu. Buses connect Komatsu Airport with Komatsu Station for ¥260, from which you can take a Hokuriku Line local train for the 50 minute run to Fukui (¥820).

If coming internationally, the best airport to arrive in is Kansai Airport in Osaka. From Kansai Airport, you can reach Fukui by train in about 3 1/2 hours by taking the Haruka limited express train to Shin-Osaka, and transferring across the platform to the Thunderbird, described below.

By train[edit]

Fukui is a major station on the JR Hokuriku line, which links Toyama with Maibara. A connection to the Kosei Line at Tsuruga provides a direct link to Kyoto and Osaka.

Fukui is connected to Kyoto and Osaka 1-2 times per hour by the Thunderbird train. This train makes the run from Osaka to Fukui in about 1 hour, 50 minutes. From Kyoto, the run takes about 1 hour, 20 minutes. The price for the service is ¥5700 from Osaka and ¥4600 from Kyoto.

The Shirasagi limited express also stops at Fukui on runs from Nagoya and Maibara. From the latter it takes one hour and costs ¥3100.

If coming from Tokyo, take the hourly Tokaido Shinkansen Hikari service that stops at Maibara station. From Maibara, take the Shirasagi to Fukui (3 1/2 hours, ¥14000).

There is no charge for the above services with the Japan Rail Pass.

By bus[edit]

The Dream Fukui overnight bus service runs from both Tokyo and Shinjuku to the Keifuku Bus Terminal in Fukui (9 hours, ¥8300 one-way). Two departures nightly.

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  • Eiheiji Temple (永平寺). Established in 1244 by Zen Master Dogen, a testament to the ability of the Japanese to fuse architecture and nature in a seemless and timeless structure. Visitors are welcome to tour the monastery and for ¥8000 per night (¥3000 per night for stays of more than a few days) can experience training according to the Soto Zen tradition. The temple is located about 15 km outside Fukui; either take a direct bus from Fukui Station (4 daily, 30 min, ¥720) or a train to Eiheiji-Guchi (25min, ¥440yen) and then a connecting bus (15min, ¥410).


  • Tojinbo
  • Awara Onsen


Routes through Fukui
KanazawaKaga  N noframe S  → Sabae → EchizenMaibara
KanazawaKaga  N noframe S  → Sabae → Takefu → TsurugaMaibara


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