Fukui is known for its rich nature represented by the green mountains and clear streams. The prefecture is always ranked high in many liveability researches. It is facing the Sea of Japan but the climate is relatively warm and the amount of snowfall is not heavy, making it easier to live. Among a variety of marine products caught in the Sea of Japan, the Echizen-gani crab is the most famous local specialty. It is not widely known, but most of the fossils discovered in Japan are found in Katsuyama city in Toyama, and the area has become known as the “country of dinosaurs.” You can also enjoy many other attractive sightseeing spots including a sheer cliff of Tojinbo and a national treasure Eiei-ji temple.
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