Sakai (Fukui)

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.

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