Many of you might have already been to Japan once or twice. You might have enjoyed shopping in Tokyo or Osaka, might have appreciated ancient histories in Kyoto, or might have marveled at the great nature in Hokkaido. However, we are wondering how many of you have already experienced “a real life in Japan”. If you have not, well then, come to Fukui. Located in the nearly center of Japan, and conveniently located about 1~2 hours distance by train from main airports such as Kansai, Chubu and Komatsu, Fukui is full of great nature, fresh and a variety food, and wider range of crafts cultures, all of which are deeply rooted in a people’s life, and best of all, you can experience it. In other words, Fukui is the place where you can feel and experience all good aspects of real life in Japan. This website, Echiwa, is created to tell the real life story in Fukui to the people all over the world. We go beyond borders ( =Echi) while appreciating harmony (=Wa) to tell you what you can feel, appreciate, and enjoy in Fukui. I hope the stories we are about to tell you will touch your heart and hope to see you in Fukui soon.