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Fukui Prefecture Varve Museum

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Sediments with varves (nenkou) have been piling up at the bottom of Lake Suigetsu, one of the Five Lakes of Mikata, for 70,000 years. The old, 45-meter-long varves are used around the world to unravel mysteries of ancient history. The exhibitions in the Varve Museum are a must see!

More Information about Fukui Prefecture Varve Museum

Street address

Inside Jomon Roman Park, 122-12-1 Torihama, Wakasa-cho, Mikatakaminaka District, Fukui 919-1331

Access

Route1

  • Around 5 minutes by taxi from JR Mikata station, or around 10 minutes by rental bicycle.

Route2

  • 13 minutes by Wakasa Town Bus on the Tsunegami-Mikata Line from JR Mikata Station, disembark at Jomon Roman Park.

Opening Hours

9:00-17:00

Closed

Every Tuesday, Year-end and New Year’s Holidays (Dec. 29 to Jan. 2)

Website

http://varve-museum.pref.fukui.lg.jp/en/

Best season

All year

Point

You can gaze at the beautiful scenery from the café in the museum. Also, you can also enjoy the adjacent Wakasa Mikata Jomon Museum.

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