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Sakai

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Sakai combines a dramatic coastline with pastoral scenes and historic sites. With the oldest standing watchtower in the country, the city's ancient castle represents one of the main cultural attractions of Sakai, in addition to preserved districts of Edo Period homes and storehouses. The rice paddies and lavender fields on the outskirts of the modern city give a taste of rural Japan, while hot spring resorts add a luxurious air and generate a good deal of tourism in Sakai. With our world travel planner, Japan vacations can be built around trips to Sakai and other destinations in Japan.
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Tojimbo Cliff ©
Reef
Tojimbo Cliff
3.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
Maruoka Castle ©
Castle
Maruoka Castle
4.1
Duration: 1 hour
Echizen Matsushima Aquarium ©
Aquarium
Echizen Matsushima Aquarium
3.8
Duration: 2h 30 min
Shibamasa World ©
Water Park
Shibamasa World
3.1
Duration: 8 hours

Side trips from Sakai

Daihonzan Eihei-ji Temple ©
Religious Site
Daihonzan Eihei-ji Temple Eiheiji-cho
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min
Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum ©
Specialty Museum
Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum Katsuyama
4.5
Duration: 1 hour
Hikone Castle ©
Castle
Hikone Castle Hikone
4.2
Duration: 1 hour
Ichijodani Asakurashi Ruin
Historic Site
Ichijodani Asakurashi Ruin Fukui
4.0
Duration: 1 hour

Hidden gems in Sakai

Angel Land Fukui ©
Science Museum
Angel Land Fukui
4.2
Duration: 1 hour
Oshima Island ©
Island
Oshima Island
3.5
Duration: 1 hour
Mikuni Minato Kitamae Dori
Historic Walking Area
Mikuni Minato Kitamae Dori
4.4
Duration: 1 hour
Mikunicho ©
Historic Site
Mikunicho
4.1
Duration: 1 hour

Historic Sites in Sakai

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Takidanji Temple ©
Religious Site
Takidanji Temple
4.1
Duration: 1 hour
Shonen Temple
Religious Site
Shonen Temple
4.0
Duration: 1 hour
Senko no Ie
Historic Site
Senko no Ie
3.5
Duration: 1 hour
Previous Kishina House
Historic Site
Previous Kishina House
3.1
Duration: 1 hour

Kid-friendly things to do in Sakai

Mikuni Sunset Beach ©
Beach
Mikuni Sunset Beach
3.4
Duration: 1 hour
Hamaji Beach
Beach
Hamaji Beach
2.7
Duration: 1 hour

Nature in Sakai

Oshima Whildwood Extensive Forest
Forest
Oshima Whildwood Extensive Forest
3.9
Duration: 1 hour

Where to stay in Sakai

A modern agglomeration of what were once multiple towns, the city of Sakai has many centers. Even so, it offers few places to stay, with just a small number of hotels close to the castle and over by the coast. The established town of Fukui to the south possesses a greater diversity of places to stay, including a number of standard hotels and traditional ryokans. The hot spring resort town of Awara, just north of Sakai, has a wealth of ryokans with onsite onsens.
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