Here are your 5 best choices for a hot spring in Fukui. You can go see the famous Tojinbo cliffs during the day and soak in a hot spring in the evening, as it gets very cold in the winter time. Soaking in a hot spring with the snow all around you can be a very charming experience.
Awara Hot Springs
Awara Onsen is famous having many onsen facilities or hot spring spas. The hot springs was discovered accidentally in 1883 when a farmer was digging to create a well. Awara is also a convenient place to stay when visiting Tojinbo cliffs, a tourist spot on the Hokuriku coast.
|Address||Onsen, Awara-shi, Fukui|
|Access||Awarayumachi Station (Echizen Tetsudo line)|
Mikuni Hot Springs
Mikuni Onsen is about 20 minutes away by car from Awara Onsen. The baths draw their water directly from the hot springs source and there is an amazing ocean side view from the open air baths. There are also rooms with private baths if you feel like living luxuriously.
|Address||Mikuni-cho, Sakai-shi, Fukui|
|Access||30 min. by bus bound for Tojinbo from JR Awara Onsen station|
Echizen (Tamagawa) Hot Springs
Echizen Tamagawa Onsen is one of the Echizen Hot Springs. It’s located at the southern part of Cape Echizen. You can relax and enjoy a panoramic view of the Echizen coast for the bath of each facility. You can also try the famous delicacy “echizen crab” and see the Echizen daffodils in full bloom during the cold winter.
|Address||Tamagawa, Echizen-cho, Nyu-gun, Fukui|
|Access||Take the Keifuku Bus bound for Echizen Coast (about 60 min) from JR Fukui station|
Echizen (Kuriya) Hot Springs
Echizen Kuriya Onsen is also one of the Echizen Hot springs. There are several lodging facilities at Kuriya Onsen and you can enjoy the view, the delicious food, and the hot springs. The water at the source is 38 degrees celcius and slightly slippery to the touch. The Echizen area is full of historical places to see and also a famous place for the pottery.
|Address||Kuriya, Echizen-cho, Nyu-gun, Fukui|
|Access||Take the Fukutetsu Bus bound for Kareizak from JR Takefu station and get off at Obama Bathing Beach Bus Stop|
Daianji Hot Springs
Daianji Onsen is nearby the central part of Fukui city. The hot springs is transparent and doesn’t have any smell at all. It is effective for healing nerve pain and rheumatism, and the warmth that you feel from your core will continue for hours after you get out of the bath. The access to Tojinbo cliffs or the dinosaur museum is also fairy convenient, so it makes for a great place to stay.
|Address||Shijyutanicho 12-21, Fukui-shi, Fukui prefecture|
|Access||Get on the Keifuku Bus from JR Fukui Station to Shijyutani bus stop|