Fukui, Fukui

All other uses, see Fukui (disambiguation).

Fukui (Japanese福井 市, -shi) is a city within the region Chūbu in Japan, just north of the largest lake of the country, the Lake Biwa. It is the largest city as well as the administrative seat of the Fukui prefecture.


Founded on April 1, 1889, Fukui suffered by U.S. bombing during the Second World War and by an earthquake on 28 June 1948 in which over 5,000 people died, severe destruction.

The city was rebuilt and has developed into an industrial and cultural center of the region.

Worth seeing are the Fukui City Museum of Art, the Historical Museum and Observatory.


  • JR Hokuriku Main Line, Railway Station Fukui, after Maibara and Joetsu
  • JR Echibihoku - line
  • Echizen Katsuyama - Eihei - line
  • Echizen Mikuni Awara Line

Universities and Colleges

In 1949 the University of Fukui was founded.

Sons and daughters of the town

  • Keisuke Okada ( 31, Prime Minister of Japan )
  • Kazuo Inoue (* 1981), road racing cyclist


  • United States New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA ( sister city since May 1982)
  • People's Republic of China Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China ( Friendship cities since November 1989)
  • United States Fullerton, California, USA ( sister city since November 1989)
  • Japan Kumamoto, Kumamoto Prefecture ( sister city since November 1994)
  • Flag of South Korea Suwon, Gyeonggi- do, South Korea ( Friendship cities since December 2001)
  • Japan Yūki, Ibaraki prefecture ( city friendship since April 2002)
  • Germany Winsen ( Luhe ) Niedersachsen

Adjacent Cities and Towns

  • Sabae
  • Katsuyama
  • Echizen
  • Ōno
  • Sakai
  • Echizen- chō
  • Ikeda