Wakasa Travel Guide

Wakasa is a region located in the southern part of Fukui prefecture.  It includes the cities of Tsuruga and Obama and the counties of Mikata and Oi.

For sightseeing, there are the Rainbow Line Mountain Peak Park where you can see the magnificent view of Mikata-Goko: Five Lakes of Mikata, the Nihon-kai Sakana-machi Fish Market with about 70 stores, and Shibatas Gardens where cherry blossoms and nanohana (rape blossoms) are celebrated in spring. The area faces Obama Bay and Wakasa Bay, and there are abundant places where you can fully experience the sea such as Wakasa Fisherman's Wharf and Fukui Coastal Nature Center. There is a highway called Saba Highway that carries seafood from Obama to Kyoto, and you can learn about its history at Mackerel Road Museum.

It is easy to get around this area by train.  Please use the Hokuriku Main line and the Obama line.  From major cities, the nearest station is Tsuruga station and you can reach it by plane and bullet and conventional train.  From Tokyo’s Haneda airport, you can fly to Komatsu Airport and take a bus to Tsuruga Station.  It takes about 2 hours and 50 minutes.  

Tourism information: Wakasa

Map: Wakasa