I visited Mikuni Sunset Beach in Sakai City, Fukui Prefecture. The beach will be opened for the season on July 1st. Even it was before the beach opening, it was very hot, and many people were in the water swimming.
I would like to introduce 3 of my favorite points of the beach.
The sunset at the beach is one of my favorite points of the beach.
The name of the beach is “Mikuni Sunset Beach”, so literally, you can see stunning sunset there.
After 6 p.m., it started getting darker and cooler.
As the sun started going down, the sky turned to orange and it looked beautiful.
After another half an hour, the sky turned to pinkish color and then the sun went down completely.
It is soothing and refreshing just to keep looking at the sky and the ocean at the beach with the sound of waves.
Another favorite point of Mikuni Sunset Beach is that there is a hot spring called “Mikuni Yua Port” next to the beach. Since this is not a hotel, the price is not as expensive as staying at a hotel. It is 500 yen for visitors who are 13 years of age and older, and 200 yen for the ones between 3 years old and 12 years old. There is a footbath outside of the building and it is free of charge.
Without making reservation, anyone can enjoy taking a bath in a hot spring. The opening hours are from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m., so the visitors can even enjoy the beautiful sunset and amazing hot spring at the same time.
It is only a 5-minute walk from Mikuni Minato Station to “Mikuni Yua Port”.
2-18-1 Shuku, Mikuni Town
Sakai City, Fukui Prefecture 913-0056
I’m sure that most of the people from Fukui’s favorite point of the beach is to be able to enjoy Minikuni Fireworks Festival closely there. Every August 11th there will be a splendid display of fireworks at Mikuni Sunset Beach. The video above is taken last year (August 11th, 2017). The fireworks hot directly off the water are amazing.
If you have a chance to visit Fukui, how about visiting Mikuni Sunset Beach?