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The province faces the Sea of Japan, and has a western part (former Wakasa) which is a narrow plain between the mountains and the sea, and a larger eastern part (former Echizen) with wider plains including the capital and most of the population.
Echizen town merger
- Fukui Prefecture is home to Maruoka-jo, the oldest castle still standing in Japan. It was built in 1572.
- Eiheiji is a serene temple offering training and education to Buddhist monks. Founded by Dogen Zenji in 1244, Eiheiji is located on a plot of land of about 330,000 m2.
- Many dinosaur fossils have been excavated in Fukui and they can been seen at the Fukui Dinosaur Museum .
- Residents of Fukui Prefecture have a distinctive accent, Fukui-ben.
- Visitors to Fukui can enjoy eating echizen-gani crabs. By the local residents, male crabs are called zuwai and female ones are called seiko.
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