Using fresh ingredients, one will have the opportunity to make kamaboko (steamed fish paste), fried kamaboko, and chikuwa (grilled fish paste). Naturally, making food is an enjoyable experience, but freshly made kamaboko and chikuwa is truly delicious!
Hoei Ryokan is an inn adjacent to Yokokan Garden. Here one can enjoy the Okami (service manager)’s rakugo and comedic dialogue, which she performs in English. Also, one can have yukata be put on, and, while sitting on the platform for rakugo perfromances, have a commemorative picture taken with the Okami.
The slow food restaurant, Kajika-no-Satoyama Denga, located in the middle of the mountains in Fukui City, provides hand-made meals from the local grannies of the nature-rich district of Denga and the opportunity to make leaf-wrapped sushi and gojiru (soy bean soup) using traditional recipes.
This Buddhist temple of Myoshinji Lineage, Rinzai Sect., was built by the fourth generational feudal lord, Mitsumichi Matsudaira, in 1658. It is known as the family temple of the feudal lords kept for generations. To this day, the temple has remained intact. Beginners and up can partake in Zazen mediation and shakyo (copying of sutra).
You may visit Ichijodani Asakura Clan Ruins, a.k.a. "Pompei in Japan" in Samurai or Princess costume. You could also use the virtual guide with a tablet device to see a reproduction of the buildings of the past.