It just so happens that by coincidence I had opportunity to join a tour visiting
Ichijodani Asakura Clans Ruins with the president of the Hotel Riverge Akebono,
Mr. Shimizu, and the intern of the hotel, Ms. Julia Coslian,
the manager of Fukui City Hospitality and Tourism Promotion Office
(the information is only available in Japanese), Mr. Takama
and his staff member, Mr. Juancho Santamaria in June 2017.
Julia is from the USA and is a university student majoring in hospitality and tourism.
She had worked at Hotel Riverge Akebono from May to July of 2017 as an intern.
During her time here, she has learned the charms of Fukui and the spirit of Omotenashi
The purpose of visiting Ichijodani Asakura Clans Ruins was for Julia to see the ruins and
experience the charms of Fukui and Japanese history. The town, which was rebuilt,
can show visitors how people used to live in the Warring State Era. Mr. Shimizu, Mr. Takama
and the guide explained the history of the ruins to Julia so she was able to learn why the ruins
were built, who lived there, and more.
Let’s see how Julia felt about visiting Ichijodani Asakura Clans Ruins,
and Japanese/Fukui language and culture.
Stay tuned for the next blog!
You can see some tourist attractions and the directions to these places from the webpage, "Hotel Reiverge Akebono, Tourist attractions around our hotel".
Made by Julia during her internship, this webpage has directions that are easy to follow.
She researched these tourist attractions, before visiting them and experiencing
the charms of Fukui herself. As I mentioned in our blog, it can be difficult for tourists
to get to some great places in Fukui, so this map that Julia made will help you
get around easier.
There is also a Japanese version of this webpage(only available in Japanese).
However, some of the places which are introduced on the Japanese webpage
are different to the English version that Julia made.