Obama (Japanese小 浜 市, -shi, dt "little beach " ) is a city in Fukui Prefecture, Japan.
Obama is just south of Fukui and north of Kyoto on the Wakasa Bay.
The city of Obama was founded on 15 January 1955.
The city supported Obama in 2008, the candidacy of U.S. presidential candidate Barack Obama. They hoped thereby positive impact on the tourism business. Numerous media reported in February 2008 on behalf of kinship.
In Obama is the Kuin Temple (空 印 寺, Kuin -ji) which is close to a cave is located, which is considered the place of death of Happyaku Bikuni.
- Street: Maizuru Wakasa - highway
- National road 27, 162
- JR Obama Line, Railway Station Obama
Sons and daughters of the town
- Hamao Umezawa (1914-1986), microbiologist
Adjacent Cities and Towns
- Fukui Prefecture Wakasa