✨Trip to an Unexplored Region of Hokuriku✨
―Bus tour around the Echizen area.
Sightseeing bus tour covers the scenic spots of Fukui;
“Tojinbo cliff”, “Maruoka Castle” and “Eiheiji Temple”
✨Departing from and arriving at Kanazawa.
Just be seated in the bus. No need to check routes and transportation.
✨It is a trip to enjoy the nature and the culture of Japan.
✨Admission fees for both Eiheiji Temple and Maruoka Castle are included.
|Organizer||West Japan JR BusView the plan list of this company|
|When||Every Saturday, Sunday and holidays. Excepting for December 25th and 26th, 2021.|
JR Kanazawa Station East gate Bus Stop No.4
Price：5,900 yen (tax included)
Temple of Eternal Peace
- Eiheiji Temple
Eiheiji Temple is a historically famous old temple located in the middle of Fukui Prefecture surrounded by mountains on three sides. It was founded by Dogen Zenji in the year 1244. It is the first Zen practicing monastery of “Japanese Soto Sect” making it the head temple of the Soto sect. Eiheiji Temple is composed of about 70 magnificent halls and towers of the temple in its premises and even to this day, there are nearly 200 trainees and trainee monks undergoing strict Zen training day after day. The treasure house of Eiheiji Temple called Rurishobokaku holds Dogen Zenji’s handwritten “Fukan-zazengi,” in addition to other writings, relics, ancient documents, paintings and calligraphic works of the temple masters from each generation, which present 800 years history of Eiheiji Temple. Eiheiji Temple is one of the tourist spots recognized worldwide that was awarded two stars in 2015 by Michelin Green Guide Japon, the travel guide issued in France.
The legendary wonder of nature
- Tojinbo Cliffs.
Tojinbo Cliffs are located in the northern part of Fukui Prefecture, and is famous for its unique and scenic spot with a stretch of spectacular precipitous cliff, which was created by the rough sea waves of Japan Sea. It is a rare landscape not only in Japan but in the world from the geological perspective. It is designated as a natural treasure of Japan. You will be able to discover and enjoy fresh seafood at restaurants and souvenir stores that are lined up in the Tojinbo Cliffs shopping street located nearby Tojinbo Cliffs. Some restaurants serve grilled seafood such as squid, turban shell, and scallop, which can be eaten while walking around in the area.
Japanese oldest castle tower
- Maruoka Castle
Maruoka Castle is located in Fukui Prefecture. It has the oldest existing donjon and is designated as one of the National Important Cultural Properties. Also, Maruoka Castle is recognized as one of the “Japan’s top 100 cherry blossom spots.” As many as 400 Somei-Yoshino (Yoshino cherry trees) surround the castle making it appear like a floating castle in the hazy curtain of flowers during the cherry blossom season of spring. For that reason, it is also known as the “Kasumigajo Castle” which means “Hazy Castle.”
|Price(yen)||5,900 yen （tax included）|
|Date||Every Saturday, Sunday and holidays. Excepting for December 25th and 26th, 2021.|
|Approximate time required||About 9 hours.|
|Meeting point||JR Kanazawa Station East gate Bus Stop No.4|
|Dismissing point||JR Kanazawa Station East gate Bus Stop No.4|
Depart from Kanazawa Station at Bus Stop No.4 (East Gate[Kenrokuen Gate])
Depart from Kaga Onsen Station
Depart from Awara Yunomachi Station (Echizen Railway)
11：30 - 12：50
The legendary wonder of nature - Tojinbo Cliffs.
13：30 - 14：30
Japanese oldest castle tower - Maruoka Castle
15：00 - 16：20
Temple of Eternal Peace - Eiheiji
Arriving in Awara Onsen Station
Arriving in Awara Yunomachi Station (Echizen Railway)
Arriving in Kanazawa Station at Bus Stop No.4 (East Gate[Kenrokuen Gate])
・From Kanazawa Station to Kanazawa Station
【Adult 5,900 yen / Child 2,950 yen】
・From Kanazawa Station to Awara Onsen Station/Awara Yunomachi Station
【Adult 4,900 yen / Child 2,450 yen】
・From Kaga Onsen Station to Awara Onsen Station/Awara Yunomachi Station
【Adult 4,600 yen / Child 2,300 yen】
・From Awara Yunomachi Station to Awara Onsen Station/Awara Yunomachi Station
【Adult 4,100 yen / Child 2,050 yen】
・The admission fee to Eiheiji Temple and Maruoka Castle are included in the plan.
・Lunch is not included. There will be free time at Tojinbo Cliff, where you can get lunch.
|Qualifying age||All ages|
|Related website||West Japan JR Bus / Echizen Bus Tour|
|Vendor name||West Japan JR Bus|
|Adress||1-3-23,Hokko, Konohana-ku, Osaka,Japan|
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