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Fukui Prefecture (福井県 Fukui-ken?) is a prefecture in the Chūbu region of Japan on the island of Honshū.[1] The capital is the city of Fukui.[2]


In the early Meiji period, Fukui was created by the merger of Wakasa Province and Echizen Province.[3]


The prefecture faces the Sea of Japan. It shares a northern border with Ishikawa Prefecture. East of Fukui are Gifu Prefecture and Shiga Prefecture. Kifu's southern border meets Kyoto Prefecture.


Fukui Prefecture includes the following cities:

National Parks

National Parks are established in about 15% of the total land area of the prefecture.[4]

Shrines and Temples

Wakashiko jinja and Kehi jinja are the chief Shinto shrines (ichinomiya) in the prefecture.[5]

Related pages


  1. Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Fukui-ken" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 217; "Chūbu" at p. 126.
  2. Nussbaum, "Fukui" at p. 217.
  3. Nussbaum, "Provinces and prefectures" at p. 780.
  4. Japan Ministry of the Environment, "General overview of area figures for Natural Parks by prefecture"; retrieved 2012-3-13.
  5. "Nationwide List of Ichinomiya," p. 2; retrieved 2012-3-13.

Other websites

Media related to Fukui prefecture at Wikimedia Commons