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Encyclopedia > Fukui Prefecture
Fukui Prefecture (福井県 Fukui-ken)
Map of Japan with Fukui highlighted
Capital Fukui (city)
Region Chūbu
Island Honshū
Governor Issei Nishikawa
Area 4,188.99 km² (34th)
 - % water 0.2%
Population (2005)
 - Population 821,589 (43rd)
 - Density 198 /km²
Districts 8
Municipalities 20
ISO 3166-2 JP-18
Web site www.pref.fukui.jp/english/
Prefectural Symbols
 - Flower Narcissus (Narcissus tazetta)
 - Tree Pine tree (Pinus)
 - Bird Dusky thrush (Turdus naumanni)
Symbol of Fukui Prefecture
Symbol of Fukui Prefecture

Fukui Prefecture (福井県 Fukui-ken?) is located in the Chūbu region on Honshū island, Japan. The capital is the city of Fukui. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1397x1593, 77 KB) Summary Large size map of Japan with Fukui highlighted, self made but originally based on a japanese mapbook. ... , Please wikify (format) this article or section as suggested in the Guide to layout and the Manual of Style. ... The regions of Japan are not official administrative units, but have been traditionally used as the regional division of Japan in a number of contexts: for example, maps and geography textbooks divide Japan into the eight regions, weather reports usually give the weather by region, and many businesses and institutions... Chubu region, Japan Mount Fuji is the ChÅ«bu regions most famous landmark. ... todo mal de [ [ Shikoku ] ] a través del [ [ mar interior ] ], y noreste de [ [ Kyushu ] ] a través del [ [ estrecho de Kanmon ] ]. Es la séptima isla más grande, y la segunda isla populosa en el mundo después de [ [ Java (isla)|Java ] ] (véase [ [ lista de las islas de la población ] ]). < style=float del div... Notes: 1 km² References National Governers Association (Japanese) See also Politics of Japan Prefectures of Japan List of Japanese prefectures by population ISO 3166-2 codes for Japan Categories: Japanese prefectures ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... World map of the population density in 2006 Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. ... This article is about the Japanese municipality system. ... ISO 3166-2 codes for Japan cover 47 prefectures. ... Species several Narcissus is the Latin name for a group of hardy, mostly spring-flowering, bulbs. ... Species About 115. ... Genera 22 genera, see text The Thrushes, family Turdidae, are a group of passerine birds that occur mainly but not exclusively in the Old World. ... Prefectural symbol Fukui (source: ja. ... Chubu region, Japan Mount Fuji is the ChÅ«bu regions most famous landmark. ... todo mal de [ [ Shikoku ] ] a través del [ [ mar interior ] ], y noreste de [ [ Kyushu ] ] a través del [ [ estrecho de Kanmon ] ]. Es la séptima isla más grande, y la segunda isla populosa en el mundo después de [ [ Java (isla)|Java ] ] (véase [ [ lista de las islas de la población ] ]). < style=float del div... , Please wikify (format) this article or section as suggested in the Guide to layout and the Manual of Style. ...

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History

Fukui originally consisted of the old provinces of Wakasa and Echizen, before the prefecture was formed in 1871. Before the modern prefecture system was established, the land of Japan was divided into tens of Kuni (国, Countries). ... The article incorporates text from OpenHistory. ... Echizen (越前国; -no kuni) was an old province of Japan, which is today the northern part of Fukui prefecture. ... 1871 (MDCCCLXXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ...


During the Edo period, the daimyō of the region was surnamed Matsudaira, and was a descendant of Tokugawa Ieyasu. The Edo period (Japanese: 江戸時代, Edo-jidai), also called Tokugawa period, is a division of Japanese history running from 1603 to 1867. ... Daimyo Matsudaira Katamori visits the residence of a retainer. ... The Matsudaira clan (松平氏 matsudaira-shi) is the clan into which Tokugawa Ieyasu was born. ... Shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu Tokugawa Ieyasu (previously spelled Iyeyasu); 徳川 家康 (January 31, 1543 – June 1, 1616) was the founder and first shogun of the Tokugawa shogunate of Japan which ruled from the Battle of Sekigahara in 1600 until the Meiji Restoration in 1868. ...


Geography

Map of Fukui Prefecture.
Map of Fukui Prefecture.

The province faces the Sea of Japan, and has a western part (former Wakasa) which is a narrow plain between the mountains and the sea, and a larger eastern part (former Echizen) with wider plains including the capital and most of the population. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1181x803, 34 KB) Summary Map of Fukui Prefecture, Japan. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1181x803, 34 KB) Summary Map of Fukui Prefecture, Japan. ... The Sea of Japan (East Sea) is a marginal sea of the western Pacific Ocean. ...


Cities

9 cities are located on Fukui Prefecture.

Awara (あわら市; -shi) is a city located in Fukui, Japan. ... Echizen (越前町; -chou) is a town located in Nyū District, Fukui, Japan. ... , Please wikify (format) this article or section as suggested in the Guide to layout and the Manual of Style. ... Katsuyama (勝山市; -shi) is a city located in Fukui, Japan. ... Categories: Cities in Fukui Prefecture | Japan geography stubs ... Ōno (大野市; -shi) is a city located in Fukui, Japan. ... Sabae (鯖江市; -shi) is a city located in Fukui, Japan. ... Sakai (坂井町; -chou) is a town located in Sakai District, Fukui, Japan. ... Tsuruga (敦賀市; -shi) is a city located in Fukui, Japan. ...

Towns and villages

These are the towns and villages in each district. The district (郡; gun) was most recently used as an administrative unit in Japan between 1878 and 1921 and is roughly equivalent to the county of the United States. ...

Imadate (今立郡; -gun) is a district located in Fukui, Japan. ... Ikeda (池田町; -chou) is a town located in Imadate District, Fukui, Japan. ... Mikata (三方郡; -gun) is a district located in Fukui, Japan. ... Mihama (美浜町; -chou) is a town located in Mikata District, Fukui, Japan. ... Mikatakaminaka (三方上中郡; -gun) is a district located in Fukui, Japan. ... Wakasa (若狭町; -cho) is a town located in Mikatakaminaka District, Fukui, Japan. ... Nanjō (南条郡; -gun) is a district located in Fukui, Japan. ... Minamiechizen (南越前町; -cho) is a town located in Nanjō District, Fukui, Japan. ... Nyū (丹生郡; -gun) is a district located in Fukui, Japan. ... Echizen (越前町; -chou) is a town located in NyÅ« District, Fukui, Japan. ... Ōi (大飯郡; -gun) is a district located in Fukui, Japan. ... Ōi (大飯町; -chou) is a town located in Ōi District, Fukui, Japan. ... Takahama (高浜町; -chou) is a town located in Ōi District, Fukui, Japan. ... Yoshida (吉田郡; -gun) is a district located in Fukui, Japan. ... Eiheiji (永平寺町; -chou) is a town located in Yoshida District, Fukui, Japan. ...

Mergers

(as of March 20, 2006)

2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Sakai (坂井郡; -gun) is a district located in Fukui, Japan. ... Awara (あわら市; -shi) is a city located in Fukui, Japan. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Imajō (今庄町; -chou) is a town located in Nanjō District, Fukui, Japan. ... Kōno (河野村; -mura) is a village located in Nanjō District, Fukui, Japan. ... Nanjō (南条町; -chou) is a town located in Nanjō District, Fukui, Japan. ... Nanjō (南条郡; -gun) is a district located in Fukui, Japan. ... Minamiechizen (南越前町; -cho) is a town located in Nanjō District, Fukui, Japan. ... Asahi (朝日町; -chou) is a town located in Nyū District, Japan. ... Miyazaki (宮崎村; -mura) is a village located in Nyū District, Fukui, Japan. ... Nyū (丹生郡; -gun) is a district located in Fukui, Japan. ... Echizen (越前町; -chou) is a town located in NyÅ« District, Fukui, Japan. ... Kaminaka (上中町; -chou) is a town located in Onyū District, Fukui, Japan. ... Onyū (遠敷郡; -gun) is a district located in Fukui, Japan. ... Mikata (三方町; -chou) is a town located in Mikata District, Fukui, Japan. ... Mikata (三方郡; -gun) is a district located in Fukui, Japan. ... Wakasa (若狭町; -cho) is a town located in Mikatakaminaka District, Fukui, Japan. ... Mikatakaminaka (三方上中郡; -gun) is a district located in Fukui, Japan. ... Takefu (武生市; -shi) is a city located in Fukui, Japan. ... Imadate (今立町; -chou) is a town located in Imadate District, Fukui, Japan. ... Imadate (今立郡; -gun) is a district located in Fukui, Japan. ... Echizen (越前町; -chou) is a town located in Nyū District, Fukui, Japan. ... Izumi (和泉村; -mura) is a village located in Ōno District, Fukui, Japan. ... Ōno (大野郡; -gun) is a district located in Fukui, Japan. ... Ōno (大野市; -shi) is a city located in Fukui, Japan. ... Ōno (大野郡; -gun) is a district located in Fukui, Japan. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Miyama (美山町; -chou) is a town located in Asuwa District, Fukui, Japan. ... Asuwa (足羽郡; -gun) is a district located in Fukui, Japan. ... Koshino (越廼村; -mura) is a village located in Nyū District, Fukui, Japan. ... Shimizu (清水町; -chou) is a town located in Nyū District, Fukui, Japan. ... Nyū (丹生郡; -gun) is a district located in Fukui, Japan. ... , Please wikify (format) this article or section as suggested in the Guide to layout and the Manual of Style. ... Asuwa (足羽郡; -gun) is a district located in Fukui, Japan. ... Matsuoka (松岡町; -chou) is a town located in Yoshida District, Fukui, Japan. ... Kamishihi (上志比村; -mura) is a village located in Yoshida District, Fukui, Japan. ... Yoshida (吉田郡; -gun) is a district located in Fukui, Japan. ... Eiheiji (永平寺町; -chou) is a town located in Yoshida District, Fukui, Japan. ... Natashō (名田庄村; -mura) is a village located in Onyū District, Fukui, Japan. ... Onyū (遠敷郡; -gun) is a district located in Fukui, Japan. ... Ōi (大飯町; -chou) is a town located in Ōi District, Fukui, Japan. ... Ōi (大飯郡; -gun) is a district located in Fukui, Japan. ... Onyū (遠敷郡; -gun) is a district located in Fukui, Japan. ... Harue (春江町; -chou) is a town located in Sakai District, Fukui, Japan. ... Maruoka (丸岡町; -chou) is a town located in Sakai District, Fukui, Japan. ... Mikuni (三国町; -chou) is a town located in Sakai District, Fukui, Japan. ... Sakai (坂井郡; -gun) is a district located in Fukui, Japan. ... Sakai (坂井町; -chou) is a town located in Sakai District, Fukui, Japan. ... Sakai (坂井郡; -gun) is a district located in Fukui, Japan. ...

Economy

Demographics

Culture

  • Fukui Prefecture is home to Maruoka-jō, the oldest castle still standing in Japan. It was built in 1572.
  • Eiheiji is a serene temple offering training and education to Buddhist monks. Founded by Dogen Zenji in 1244, Eiheiji is located on a plot of land of about 330,000 m2.
  • Many dinosaur fossils have been excavated in Fukui and they can been seen at the Fukui Dinosaur Museum.
  • Residents of Fukui Prefecture have a distinctive accent, Fukui-ben.

Categories: Japan-related stubs ... Eiheiji (永平寺) is one of two main temples of the Soto sect of Zen Buddhism. ... The Japanese language, in addition to to Standard Japanese, based on Tokyo speech, has dozens of geographic dialects. ...

Tourism

  • Visitors to Fukui can enjoy eating echizen-gani crabs. By the local residents, male crabs are called zuwai and female ones are called seiko.

Eiheiji (永平寺) is one of two main temples of the Soto sect of Zen Buddhism. ... Tojimbo (東尋坊) is a series of surreal, eerie basaltic cliffs on the Sea of Japan in Fukui Prefecture in Japan. ...

Prefectural symbols

Miscellaneous topics

Though not particularly famous for anything, Fukui boasts plenty for the outdoor enthusiast. There are several nice beaches in the south of the prefecture, and the Okuetsu region (Ōno and Kastuyama) has a number of small ski areas dotted around, some of which are open till 10pm at night - perfect for after work sessions.


There are also several nice lakes in the prefecture, both in the south and north, the most notable of which are Kuzuryu in Ōno, and the Mikata 5 lakes, and there is a lovely swimming hole in the Kuzuryu river. Click here for more detailed pictures and reports on the outdoor life in Fukui


The people to the north of Tsuruga (reihoku), a city found in the center of the prefecture, speak a provincial dialect called Fukui-ben. However, residents to the south of Tsuruga (reinan) in towns such as Mihama, Obama, and Takahama speak Kansai-ben. This dividing line in the prefecture has cultural and political connotations as well; those in the south feel a kinship with Kansai culture, whereas those to the north feel a cultural and political affinity with the Hokuriku region. The Japanese language, in addition to to Standard Japanese, based on Tokyo speech, has dozens of geographic dialects. ...


Fukui has one of the largest concentrations of nuclear power plants (15) in Japan. In December 1995, a plant in Tsuruga was shut down due to a sodium leak. Another accident occurred in Mihama in August of 2004. The legal outcomes of these cases are ongoing as of 2005. Governors of Fukui have argued that the large number of nuclear power plants should be rewarded with central government-funded projects such as the construction of a shinkansen line through the prefecture.


Obama in Wakasa (southern region of Fukui) is notable historically for its large number of 7th and 8th century Shingon temples. It also is the counterpart of the Omizutori festival in Nara. The rite of Omizuokuri (water-sending), is held at Jinguji Temple in Obama City on March 2 to "deliver" the clear water from the nearby Unose (Cormorant Rapids) of the Onyu River to Nara and present it to Nigatsudo's principal image. Omizutori (water-drawing), a spring event of Nigatsudo Hall at Todaiji Temple, Nara City, is held in early February of the lunar calendar to pray for protection against evil and for happiness, abundant harvests and peace in the new year. Recently, Obama has often been in the news due to being the site of the abduction of Yasushi and Fumie Chimura to North Korea and their return to Japan in 2003.


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Imadate (今立郡; -gun) is a district located in Fukui, Japan. ... Mikata (三方郡; -gun) is a district located in Fukui, Japan. ... Mikatakaminaka (三方上中郡; -gun) is a district located in Fukui, Japan. ... Nanjō (南条郡; -gun) is a district located in Fukui, Japan. ... Nyū (丹生郡; -gun) is a district located in Fukui, Japan. ... Ōi (大飯郡; -gun) is a district located in Fukui, Japan. ... Yoshida (吉田郡; -gun) is a district located in Fukui, Japan. ... Fukui Prefecture ) is located in the ChÅ«bu region on HonshÅ« island, Japan. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Japan. ... The regions of Japan are not official administrative units, but have been traditionally used as the regional division of Japan in a number of contexts: for example, maps and geography textbooks divide Japan into the eight regions, weather reports usually give the weather by region, and many businesses and institutions... For the dog breed, see Hokkaido (dog). ... 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Fukui originally consisted of the old provinces of Wakasa and Echizen, before the prefecture was formed in 1871.
During the Edo period, the daimyō of the region was surnamed Matsudaira, and was a descendant of Tokugawa Ieyasu.
Residents of Fukui Prefecture have a distinctive accent, Fukui-ben.
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