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Fukui Prefecture!!

by FKR staff

Echizen gani, in the vernacular, is a snow crab, a delicacy in winter.
Fishermen get busy from early November to late March, in towns such as Echizen, and Mikuni in the city of Sakai. There is even a museum about the crabs; probably worth a visit. You may enjoy some photos here; The museum of Echizen crabs.
Visitors and residents enjoy tasty food year-round. Some of them are described here; Taste of Fukui.
Where there is good rice, there is good sake. It may also interest you to visit sake distilleries; Sakagura tourism.

Ragged cliff extends on the coast of the Sea of Japan. The rare rock formation is a popular sightseeing destination. Tojinbo spanning about one kilometer has been known for a long time; also as a film location. A precipice may drop 25 meters, or about eight to nine storey high. From the nearby tower one may see far toward the Noto peninsula.
Another focal point is Eiheiji, the central temple of Soto Zen, started by Dogen in the 13th century. A visit can be an uplifting experience; about the temple and about Soto Zen.

For more about Fukui, these sites may help;, Fukui Prefectural Tourism Federation, Japan National Tourism Organization.

As of May 2014, there are more than twenty properties on court auction. While the number is not so high, properties listed seem quite attractive. Although farm land may be only used as farm, the price ranges from 300 yen to 800 yen per square meter. Preowned homes are below 30,000 US dollars on the base bid price. So quality certainly seems to be there. The region might have been neglected by investors.

Risk averse mentality can help avoid unwanted troubles. A buyer cannot bid just from information on paper. There may be something hidden. And each property is unique, not always described well in words or photos. So it is wise to procure an assistance of local agent, the auction concierge.

We hope you will utilize the resources offered on the to become an owner of blissful property, a second home far away from home for a long vaction, perhaps, or a source of steady rental income.

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