Miketsukuni, Wakasa Obama has a colorful culture and history that continues to charm visitors to this very day.

Here we introduce the appeal of Wakasa Obama on a deeper level, from hot sightseeing spots, to secret get-aways, and local festivals.

A range of popular hotels, Japanese style inns, and bed and breakfasts where you can feel at ease in the Wakasa Obama area.

Check here for information on Wakasa Obama’s delicious local dishes, as well as traditional crafts highly renowned both in Japan and abroad.

Obama, located in the center of the Japanese archipelago on the Japan Sea coast, has deep ties with the Chinese mainland, the Korean Peninsula, and Kyoto, the old capital of Japan. As such, it has become a cultural capital, with over 130 temples.

Many traditional festivals and performances are carried on by the residents of Wakasa. The region has a long and illustrious history.


The charms of Wakasa Obama

This page introduces all the charms Obama has to offer in pictures, from the scenery, to the famous sites, and its delicious cuisine.
Here you can see the charming and attractive region of Wakasa Obama. Use it to plan your trip to Wakasa Obama today.

  • Sotomo

    Sotomo boasts 6 km of rock formations, caves, and cliffs, as well as cliffside waterfalls, which form in square-shape patterns as the granite is shattered by waves and eaten away …
  • Mermaid Terrace

    Statues of mermaids praying for long life stand on this terrace in honor of the legend of Yaobikuni, a local woman who was said to have eaten the flesh of a mermaid and lived thro…
  • Myōtsūji

    Myōtsūji is said to have been built by Tamuramaro Sakanoue in Daidou Year 1 (806 AD). The main temple building, which was rebuilt in the Kamakura Era, and the 22m three-storied pa…
  • Sanchōmachi

    The avenues of Sanchōmachi, where houses with lattice facades stand side by side, are at once refined and emotional. Its elegance and charm draw in travelers instinctively.
  • Omizuokuri Ritual

    "Omizuokuri" is held at Jingu-ji in Obama City on March 2nd, in advance of "Omizutori" held at Todaiji Nigatsu-do in Nara on March 12th. It is a historical event that recoun…
  • Hosshinji Cold Training

    The site of itinerant priests from Hosshinji wandering the streets of Obama and begging for alms in the winter has been called "walking Zen meditation". Priests enduring the inten…
  • Wakasa-nuri Chopsticks

    Wakasa-nuri chopsticks have been designated as a traditional craft product, and account for 80% of domestically produced lacquered chopsticks. Wakasa-nuri chopsticks are distingui…
  • Hagaji

    Hagaji Temple's name comes from the classic legend of a mythical firebird who flew in and dropped a feather on this land. In Reiki Year 2 (716 AD) the monk Gyōki built this temple…
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Sightseeing is a must, but don’t forget to try the local cuisine and shopping.

Here we briefly introduce Wakasa Obama’s delicious local dishes, as well as traditional crafts, which are highly renowned both in Japan and abroad. Here we briefly introduce Wakasa Obama’s delicious local dishes, as well as traditional crafts, which are highly renowned both in Japan and abroad.

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Wakasa Lacquer Dharma

Wakasa Lacquer Dharma are made by pouring colored lacquer into a container, bre…

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Mackerel sashimi

Basically it's very difficult to make Mackerel sashimi because of parasite.

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