city in Fukui Prefecture, Japan
Sakai City (坂井市) is in Fukui Prefecture.
Sakai City was re-organized in 2006 to incorporate the towns of Harue, Maruoka, and Mikuni.
- 1 Maruoka Castle (丸岡城). The oldest castle keep (or donjon) in Japan. Built in 1576. It's a great place for the hanami festival (or cherry blossom viewing). It is called the Mist Castle because of to the legend that whenever an enemy approaches the castle, a thick mist appears and hides it. See also Japanese castles.
- 2 Tojimbo Cliffs (東尋坊).
- 3 Tojimbo Tower (東尋坊タワー).
- 4 Echizen Bamboo Doll Village (越前竹人形の里). Daily 09:00-16:00. Bamboo dolls are a famous local craft. Here there is a museum of some of the best works, as well as shops where you can purchase bamboo dolls. They also offer "make your own" experiences. ¥300.