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Glass Boat Tour

This glass bottom boat cruises around through the Tsunekami Marine Park. As you gaze into the beautiful underwater world from the glass-bottom boat, a wide variety of fishes which live at this converging point of warm and cold currents await you in the underwater forest of seaweeds. The sea is usually gentle and calm, and the clarity of the water is even 25 meters far – you can enjoy the fantastic underwater landscape.
Access: By car: 70 minutes drive from the Tsuruga Interchange of the Hokuriku Expressway.
By train/bus: Take the local bus bound for Tsunekami at JR Mikata Station. Get off the bus at “Tsunekami” bus stop.
Opening Hours: 9:00 am – 16:00 pm
Closed Days: This service is operated from April 25 to October 31. We will have no service on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month, except July and August.
Fare: Adult:¥1200 Child:¥600
Parking: Available
Inquiries: Tsunekami Marine Park Tourist Center 0770-47-1210
Special instructions: Time table:9:00am / 10:00am / 11:00am / 13:00pm / 14:00pm / 15:00pm / 16:00pm
Required time: About 50 minutes
Discount price is available for the group of 15 persons or more.

Sea Fishing Park Mikata

Everyone from complete beginners to experienced anglers can enjoy sea fishing at this park. For empty-handed visitors, we rent everything needed for fishing such as rods and baits. For the families with kids, we have safety-conscious “Family course.” You can catch a lot of fish. In our “Expert course,” visitors can experience the full-blown surf fishing.
You can cook your catches at the BBQ garden in the park.
Access: By car: 50 minutes drive from the Tsuruga Interchange of the Hokuriku Expressway. By train/bus: Take the local bus bound for Tsunekami at JR Mikata Station. Get off the bus at “Ogawa” bus stop.
Opening Hours: 8:00 am – 17:00 pm
Closed Days: Open from April to November(Occasionally be closed depending upon the weather conditions)
Fare: Expert Course / 3 hours: ¥6,300
(Adding ¥1,050 per 1 hour of extension)
Family Course / 2 hours: ¥2,100
(Adding ¥1,050 per 1 hour of extension)
Spectator: ¥300 per person
Fishing rod rental (with reel): ¥500 (In case of damage and/or breakage of the rod, extra cost will be charged.)
Bait: ¥500 per unit
Barbeque garden / 2 hours: ¥3,150 per table
Inquiries: Sea Fishing Park Mikata 0770-47-1140
Fax: 0770-47-1140

Fishing Boat

In Wakasa Bay, there are many fishing points that impress fishing enthusiasts. Various kinds of fishing available, such as boat fishing, shore fishing, and raft fishing. Most of the inns in Wakasa-cho are run by fishermen, so many of them own their own fishing boats. Why don’t you share your fish anecdote at an inn at Wakasa?
Fish of season in Spring: Japanese horse mackerel, sea bream, Japanese spanish mackerel, flounder, turban shell, abalone, octopus
Fish of season in Summer: chidai (Evynnis japonica), sagittated calamary, calamari, threadsail filefish, abalone
Fish of season in Autumn: Japanese horse mackerel, amberjack, bigfin reef squid, flounder, abalone, blowfish
Fish of season in Winter: spear squid, abalone, blowfish, crab
(*) As for the price, please contact us.
Inquiries: Wakasa Mikata Goko Tourism Association (corporate judicial person)
0770-45-0113

Fishing with Ojikiami (big fishing net)

This is a traditional fishing method to catch the various kinds of fishes, mainly coming-up-north yellowtails, with the fixed large nettings placed at Tsunekami, Miko, Ogawa, and Sekumi at one fell swoop. In this tour, you can see the fishing on the fishing boats. You will be surprised and have great fun to see live fish jump up and down in the big nets in front of your eyes.
Access: [To Sekumi]
By car: 40 minutes drive from the Tsuruga Interchange of the Hokuriku Expressway.
50 minutes drive from the Kohamanishi Interchange of the Maizuru Wakasa Expressway.
By train/taxi: 10 minutes drive by taxi from JR Mikata station.
Opening Hours: From 4 am
Closed Days: November to March (Please contact us for more details)
Fare: Adult: ¥1000 Child (age of junior high school and under): ¥500
In case of cancellation: No refunds
(*) In the case of individual participation, advanced reservation is required.
(*)In the case of individual participation, the visitor can get into the boat if there is vacancy.
(*) We can fix the housings/hotels for the guests of this event.
Parking: Available
Inquiries: Wakasa Mikata Goko Tourism Association (corporate judicial person)
0770-45-0113

Kaisuiyoku (Sea bathing)

In summer, the Wakasa Bay is crowded with sea bathers. To get the best of summertime in Wakasa, visitors are recommended to then try the local sea food at a guest house or Japanese inn. Some inns also take guests to a deserted island by fishing boat.
Parking: Available
Inquiries: Wakasa Mikatagoko Tourism Association, 0770-45-0113

Fukui Prefectural Seaside Nature Center (Wakasa Mikata Marine Park)

Fukui Prefectural Seaside Nature Center is a facility to experience and learn about the natural environment of the sea. At the center, various kinds of fishes in the touching pool welcome the visitors. You can feed the fish in the pool. Also, you can join the varieties of experiencing events, such as snorkeling and sea shore observation for free of charge (Reservation is required). Sea is full of energy and a source of good health. Why don’t you come to the sea of Wakasa Bay to feel the energy by yourself!
Access: By car: 40 minutes drive from the Tsuruga Interchange of the Hokuriku Expressway.
50 minutes drive from the Kohamanishi Interchange of the Maizuru Wakasa Expressway.
By train/taxi: About 12 minutes drive by taxi from JR Mikata station.
Opening Hours: 9:00 am – 17:00 pm (Entering to the center: by 16:30)
9:00 am – 18:00 pm (From July 21 to August 31)
Closed Days: Monday (Except national holidays)
The next day of national holidays (Except Saturdays and national holidays)
(*) Open everyday from July 21 to August 31
Year-end and new-year (from December 28 to January 4)
Fare: Free
Parking: Available (270 parking lots)
Inquiries: 0770-46-1101

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In Wakasa Town there are over 100 lodging places. Every one of them offers the visitor the freshest sea-food harvested from the waters of Wakasa Bay, as well as seasonal produce grown within the rich nature of the surrounding mountains. The taste of the sea-food in particular is unequalled anywhere else.
Among them are a large number of Japanese-style 'bed and breakfast (plus dinner)' establishments called 'minshuku'. These pride themselves on their outstanding variety of sea-food meals. All year round they offer the tastiest fish of the season with autumn and winter catches being especially recommendable. The 'Wakasa fugu' (local blowfish) and crab, for example, are highly-regarded throughout Japan and attract many aficionados of high-quality natural food.
Whether during the season of spring-time's sublime cherry blossom, summer's camping and beach-side pursuits, or autumn's gradual turning to reds and golds, visitors will delight in the prized seasonal tastes of Wakasa.
The host and hostess from any of Wakasa's homely lodgings will give you, the visitor, the warmest of welcomes and looks forward to your visit very soon.
WAKASA Visitors Association 39-5-2,Mikata,Wakasa,Mikatakaminaka,Fukui 919-1303,Japan TEL:+81-0770-45-0113/FAX:+81-0770-45-0129
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