Regional Information Fukui

Monodzukuri (manufacturing) Fukui, ranked the highest in terms of happiness level in Japan

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3-17-1 Ohte, Fukui-city, Fukui Prefecture 910-8580
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The information below is as of November 2017.

Fukui is close to both Kansai and Chukyo areas, and offers first-class transportation infrastructure in the area along the Sea of Japan including well-developed Tsuruga Port. In addition, thanks to Fukui's location at almost the exact center of the area along the Sea of Japan, it takes an advantage of cheaper product shipping costs to all corners of Japan. At oceanfront industrial parks, the prefecture has established a water purification center to process industry effluent.

Tsuruga Port


With the development of the transportation system such as the Hokuriku Expressway, the Chubu Jukan Expressway, the Maizuru-Wakasa Expressway (its full extent is scheduled to open in July 2014) and Hokuriku Shinkansen (Kanazawa Station opened in March 2015), time distances to metropolitan areas where large markets are expected to cut short even more in the future.


Haneda Airport (Tokyo) - Komatsu Airport - Fukui (by bus) approx. 2 hours
(International flights)
Shanghai - Komatsu 4 roundtrip flights/week
Seoul - Komatsu 4 roundtrip flights/week
Taipei - Komatsu 4 roundtrip flights/week


Tsuruga Port is closest port among others in the area along the Sea of Japan to the two major economic regions in Kansai and Chukyo, and it offers easy land and railway access, making it an extremely convenient port for cargo transportation. The port offers five-times-a-week liner service to Busan Port of South Korea and once-a-week services to Ningbo Port of Shanghai, China. FCL cargo import and export is also available by speedy trans-shipment services to major ports in China and Southeast Asia with Busan Port as a hub port. Small cargo can also be shipped to anywhere in the world by LCL service.


From Tokyo Station
Tokaido Shinkansen "Hikari" to Maibara Station (Shiga Prefecture) to change for limited express train "Shirasagi" - approx. 3 hours 20 mins
From Tokyo Station
Hokuriku Shinkansen "Kagayaki" to Kanazawa Station (Ishikawa Prefecture) to change for limited express train "Dinostar" approx. 3 hours 30 min
From Nagoya Staion
Tokaido Shinkansen "Hikari" to Maibara Station to change for Hokuriku Line limited express "Shirasagi" - approx. 1 hour 30 min
From Osaka Station
By limited express train "Thunderbird" connecting Kanazawa / Toyama area
- approx. 1 hour 50 min