The rough bare rock with its columnar joints continues for a kilometer at Tojimbo. This is a place whose thrilling landscape will overwhelm you. The sheer cliff stands 20 m high or more, the same height as an 8- or 9-story building, and the sight of the raging waves of the Sea of Japan surging against it is frightening in its magnificence. If you take a pleasure boat cruise, you will get to admire from the sea rocks with strange shapes wrought by nature, like "Candle Rock" and "Lion Rock."
In contrast to the harsh natural beauty of Tojimbo, in Fukui Prefecture, beautifully clear beaches dot the coastline of Wakasa and Tsuruga Bays. Among the great pleasures are seafood such as snow crabs and flathead flounders.
Echizen Ono Castle, a mountain castle, is also a popular spot. Rising up into the sky, in the right meteorological conditions, the castle can be seen floating on a fantastic sea of clouds.
The prefecture has a diversity of other attractions besides, such as a world-famous dinosaur museum that is a treasure trove of dinosaur fossils, and Eiheiji Temple, the head temple of Soto Zen where you can take an overnight training experience if you apply in advance.