Arts & Heritage


Map of Arts & Heritage

 There are over 130 temples, shrines, historic buildings, traditional crafts, and various arts & heritage in Obama.

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Temples

明通寺

Myotsu Temple

萬徳寺

Mantoku Temple

神宮寺

Jingu Temple

鳳聚山 羽賀寺

Haga Temple

若狭国分寺

Wakasa Kokubun Temple

妙楽寺

Myoraku Temple

圓照寺

Enshou Temple

多田寺

Tada Temple

常高寺

Joukou Temple

法雲寺

Houun Temple

空印寺

Kuuin Temple

青井山 高成寺

Mt. Aoi Koujou Temple

上野山 正法寺

Mt. Ueno Shouhou Temple

飯盛寺

Banshou Temple

発心寺

Hosshin Temple

正林庵

Shourinan

妙祐寺

Myouyuu Temple


Shrines

若狹彦神社 上社

Wakasa Hiko Shrine Kamiyashiro

若狭姫神社

Wakasa HIme Shrine

八幡神社

Hachiman Shrine

加茂神社

Kamo Shrine


Museums

御食国若狭おばま食文化館

Miketsukuni Wakasa Obama Food Museum

福井県立若狭歴史博物館

Wakasa History Museum

山川登美子記念館

Tomiko Yamakawa Memorial Hall

小浜市町並み保存資料館

Obama Town's Preservation Museum

栖水館

Seisuikan

蓬嶋楼

Houtourou

四季彩館酔月

Suigetsu

鯖街道資料館

Mackerel's Road Preservation Museum


History

小浜市まちの駅 旭座

Asahiza

小浜城跡

Obama Castle Ruins

後瀬山城跡

Mt. Nochise Castle Ruins

岡津製塩遺跡

Okozu Solt Manufacture Ruins

八百比丘尼入定の洞穴

Happyakubikuni Cave

上根来休憩所・助太郎

Kaminegori Road Station

料亭播磨

Harima


Craft

箸のふるさと館WAKASA

Chopsticks Hurusato WAKASA

箸匠せいわ

Hashishou Seiwa

若狭うるしダルマ(ツカモト民芸センター)

Wakasa Lacquer Daruma Doll

ガラス工房KEiS庵

Glass Workshop KEis an




Historical events


March 2, every year


Saturday and Sunday in mid-September



Pick up

Myotsuji

Myotsuji 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 pagoda are both national treasures. Many visitors are filled with awe upon seeing its solemn figure, which has survived for so many long ages.

 

Four wooden statues - the seated Yakushinyorai (Buddha who can cure all ills), the standing Jinja Daishou (a guardian deity) the standing Gouzanzemyou'ou (conqueror of the three worlds), and the standing Fudoumyou'ou (The Immovable) - have been preserved since the late Heian Era, and are now important national treasures.

Wakasa-nuri Chopsticks

Wakasa-nuri chopsticks comprise 90% of all domestically produced lacquered chopsticks. They are rich with variation, from high-class items made by layering shells or gold and silver foil with lacquer and polishing into a beautiful design, to simpler modern designs.

 

There are chopstick specialty stores, and they have become one of the best known products of Obama. A "Hashi Matsuri" (chopstick festival) to celebrate chopsticks is even held every August 4th.

Sanchomachi

Obama has long had deep ties with Kyoto. In Obama, which looks out on Wakasa Bay, Kyoto culture is still deeply rooted in everyday life.

 

In Sanchomachi, where houses with facade lattices of evenly spaced vertical timber bars stand with their eaves together, the air is full of the sound of shamisens and Kyoto dialect echoing in the casual conversation of women passing by dressed in kimono, giving the illusion that visitors are in fact walking through the neighborhood of Gion in Kyoto. It is a charming and elegant scene indeed.

 

Sanchōmachi is at once refined and emotional; it has elegance and charm that draws in travelers instinctively.