Fukui’s Trail of Handcrafted Elegance
Fukui’s Trail of Handcrafted Elegance

Fukui’s culture is filled with the artistry of ancient Japan. Explore the connections between paper-making and the only shrine devoted to the Goddess of the paper world. Local sake brewing is intrinsically tied to the Fukui terroir and this tour will include a visit to a rural sake brewery with a unique brewing method. This Fukui Adventure is complete with an exceptional seaside lunch near the cliffs of Tojinbo.


1. You will be picked-up at your hotel at 9:00 by your private car, driver, and guide.

2. Your adventure begins with a drive to Kubota sake brewery. Established in 1753, the Kubota brewery practises a rare and labour-intensive form of sake brewing using a unique bag-drip method (fukuro tsuri shibori). The craftsmanship is evident at every stage and each sip exudes the painstaking and careful brewing details. 

3. After your sake tour and tasting, it’s time for lunch at Lull, an especially delicious restaurant on the Fukui northern coast near the cliffs of Tojinbo. 

4. Next, you’ll enjoy a paper-making experience in Echizen. Your private tour explores all the stages of paper-making as well as the history of this ancient craft that has been documented for more than 15 centuries. Japan’s first banknotes were printed on Echizen paper.

5. Your final visit is to a place of which this the only one in Japan. The resident deity of the Okamoto-Otaki Shrines is the Goddess of Paper. These connected shrines, set in a beautiful natural location, also have one of the most interesting roofs you’ll ever see. An amazing example of the handcrafted ingenuity that defines the elegance of Fukui’s history. 

6. After this busy exploring unique places and tastes and experiences, you’ll be back to your hotel by 6:00pm.

Tour Information

  • Price
    2 persons: ¥160,000
    3 persons: ¥201,000
    4 persons: ¥242,000
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  • Start
    We’ll pick you up at your hotel at 9:00am.
  • Finish
    We’ll end the tour at your hotel at 6:00pm.
  • Included
    Private Car, Guide, Hotel Pick-Up, Restaurant Lunch, All Entrance Fees, Return to Hotel
  • Excluded
    Personal Purchases, Lunch Beverages
  • Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund or change of date (pending availability), please communicate by email to info@kanazawaadventures.com at least five days before the scheduled start of your tour. If we receive your cancellation request by email to info@kanazawaadventures.com between three and five days before your scheduled tour starts, we’ll refund 50% of your fee (or change your date, if possible). For all requests received less than 72 hours before the scheduled start time of your tour, no refunds or date changes will be issued. Date changes are one-time only and no refunds will be issued after one date change.

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