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This is one of my fave places in the city. I like taking a stroll in the garden, sitting in the villa watching the koi or reading a book, or having quiet conversations with friends. In the fall & spring, the entire place gets illuminated...More
The Yokokan garden is a peaceful location in Fukui city. For just 220 yen you can travel through time: in the Edo period. A nice path through the natural setting with a large pond and house, in the typical Japanese style. The most beautiful part...More
A hidden gem in the suburbs near Fukui station, about a 5-10 minute walk from the station via the castle ruins.
The grounds are well landscaped, making an impressive traditional Japanese garden with hills, rock ornaments, and a large central pond full of fish. There's...More
We had a 2-day family trip to Fukui and Gifu in the middle of August. I drove more than 780km in total; about 320km for the first day, and over 460km for the second.
On the first day of the trip, we visited Fukui City...More
Peaceful and relaxing, the garden is a quiet location amidst a big city. It has a nice path for meandering through the natural setting, ending with the large pond and house, where you can see the furo and sit on the tatami, enjoying the quiet...More
The Yokokan Garden was right next door to our Ryokan. It was empty, or practically so when we got there at 4:30, about 2 hours b4 it closed. Perfect time to just wander the small but pretty garden paths, look at the pond and green...More
This small but beautiful Japanese garden is a 10-minute walk from Fukui station, and well worth seeking out. Voted the 3rd best Japanese garden in all of Japan, it is easy to see why when inside. Though compact, it is beautifully landscaped, and has an...More
Well worth a visit. Is the third best garden in Japan and a great deal of it is the lake.
The fish are well used to being fed (you can buy food for them on entry) and it is the first time i have seem...More