Tour Katsuyama City’s sightseeing spots by car! Introducing a 1 night 2 day model course

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Katsuyama City is located in the northeastern part of Fukui Prefecture and is a tourist destination rich in water and greenery, with a thriving textile industry and agriculture and forestry industry. It is full of a variety of attractions, from historical spots such as the Echizen Daibutsu and Heise...

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Time required for 1 night and 2 days: Approximately 7 hours Means of transportation: car

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Day 1

Fukui Station

Approximately 35 minutes by car from Fukui City, where Fukui Station is located, to Katsuyama Katsuyama City from Katsuyama IC on the Chubu Jukan Expressway.

Katsuyama Station

Approximately 4 minutes by car from Katsuyama Station.

Yume Ole Katsuyama

Katsuyama City, which has flourished as a textile industry town, has a facility called Textile museum Yume Ole Katsuyama. You can learn about the history of the textile industry and how textiles are made. How about making a coaster with the popular hand-weaving experience here? You can make your own original coaster.

About 3 minutes by car from Textile museum Yumeore.


Kagetsurou, a former Japanese restaurant built in 1907, once flourished as a red-light district. When you enter the large hall, you are greeted by an impressive umbrella ceiling. At the Meiji Roman Cafe on the 1st floor, you can enjoy local Katsuyama cuisine such as boiled taro and pickled herring. Of course, you can also try Fukui's famous sauce katsudon and grated soba noodles. Enjoy the atmosphere of modern culture while having lunch.
Also, if you visit in spring, you should definitely see the cherry blossoms at Kagetsurou. This is a massive weeping cherry tree that is over 100 years old. Please enjoy the collaboration with Kagetsurou, a Meiji architecture.

About 11 minutes by car from Shunsai Shokusai Kagetsurou.

Heisenji Hakusan Shrine

In Katsuyama City, there is Heisenji Hakusan Shrine, which is famous as the "Moss Palace". It is an attractive shrine with spectacular views and secret stories of its 1,300-year history of rise and fall. The moss carpet is the most attractive feature of Heisenji Hakusan Shrine. The sight of moss covering the entire precincts is very magical. There are also mysterious spots such as Mitarashi Pond, where legend has it that the goddess of Mt. Hakusan appeared. Why not escape from the hustle and bustle of the city and heal yourself at Heisenji Hakusan Shrine, which is full of negative ions?

Approximately 4 minutes by car from Heisenji Hakusan Shrine.

Katsuyama Castle Museum

Katsuyama Castle Museum is Japan's tallest historical museum built in the style of a castle tower, and exhibits the weapons of feudal lords and textiles from the Edo period. In the garden of Katsuyama Castle Museum, cherry blossoms and autumn leaves are planted, allowing you to experience the four seasons. You can see the entire Katsuyama City from the observation deck on the top floor of the museum.

This is the end of the first day's sightseeing.

Day 2

Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum

Fukui Prefecture is famous in Japan as the dinosaur kingdom, and the Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum is known as one of the world's three largest dinosaur museums. You can see 44 dinosaur skeletons, as well as specimens and large-scale restored dioramas. This is a spot that you will definitely enjoy even if you are not a big dinosaur fan.

Lunch at "DINO CAFE" inside the Dinosaur Museum
Inside the restaurant, you can find Fukui prefecture's famous sauce cutlet bowl and grated soba, but as you eat and discover something, something will appear! ? There are many menu items that can only be eaten at the cafe inside the museum, such as fossil excavation omelette rice. There are also sweets that are only available for a limited time, so be sure to check them out.

If the weather is nice, ride an electric-assist bicycle (e-bike) and tour the sightseeing spots.

An electric assist bicycle is a bicycle that uses electricity from a rechargeable battery to assist in pedaling. By using an e-bike, you can shorten the time you spend waiting at a bus stop and be able to act flexibly. If the weather is nice, we recommend riding an e-bike while admiring the scenery of Katsuyama City.

Enjoy a 1 night 2 day trip in Katsuyama

In this article, we introduced a model itinerary that takes you around Katsuyama City by car in 2 days and 1 night.
Please use this as a reference when planning your trip to Katsuyama.

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Katsuyama City is located in the northeastern part of Fukui Prefecture. The city is located on a river terrace formed along the course of the Kuzuryu River, and is a rural city rich in water and greenery, with commerce and industry based on the local textile industry since the Meiji period, and agriculture and forestry having been thriving since ancient times. Our company is a DMO (tourism region development organization) that works with local communities to develop tourist areas. Katsuyama City is a treasure trove of attractive tourist content, including the Dinosaur Museum and Heisenji Temple! We provide detailed services to customers visiting Katsuyama , such as guided tours that allow many people to experience Katsuyama , the Geo Terminal in the parking lot of the Dinosaur Museum, and the operation of the "Dinosaur Valley Katsuyama" Roadside Station , which opened in June 2020. We are also actively challenging ourselves to create new businesses centered around tourism, aiming to revitalize the town of Katsuyama.

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