Spreading the charms of Japan to the world from Fukui



Spreading the charms of Fukui to the world! -Visiting Ichijodani Asakura Clans Ruins Part-1


Places to visit

Visiting Ichijodani Asakura Clans Ruins

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, the intern at the Hotel Riverge Akebono

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.