Congress Report
Photo: Nara City Sightseeing Information Center, Kofuku-ji Temple
Photo taken by Tatehiko Yano
Fukui Prefecture

Head of Prefectural Government

Mr. Tatsuji Sugimoto, Governor
Assumed the governorship in April 2019 (first term)




34th largest of 47 prefectures


786,740 (as of October 2015)
Men: 381,474 Women: 405,266
43rd most populated of 47 prefectures

GDP in Fukui Prefecture

Nominal: JPY 3.4595trillion
Real: JPY 3.3714trillion (both in FY 2018)


Fukui City

Geographic features

Facing the Sea of Japan and Wakasa Bay, the northern end is called Reihoku and the southern end Reinan. Surrounded by beautiful nature with lush mountains and sea, Fukui Prefecture is particularly known within Japan for its four distinct seasons. Due to heavy winter snowfall, Fukui is blessed with rich, pure water.

Main industries

Electronic components, devices and circuitry manufacture; chemicals; textiles; glasses; etc.

Prefectural symbols

Prefectural tree: Pine
Prefectural flower: Narcissus
Prefectural bird: Thrush
Prefectural sea creature: Echizen Crab

Number of visitors

Total 34,859,000 (2019)

Administrative divisions

Fukui Prefecture --- 9 cities, 8 towns

Official website

Sources: Official website of Fukui Prefecture, “Statistical reports on the land area by prefectures and municipalities in Japan”, ”The 2015 population census”, “2018 Fukui Prefectural Economic Accounts”, “Fukui Prefecture Inbound Tourism Statistics (Estimated)” ”Survey of Fukui Prefecture 2021”

(As of April, 2021)