During the winter in Fukui, you can visit the coast to see the mountainside covered in daffodils. I went to see them while a daffodil festival was taking place. There was festival food being sold, music playing, a mochi making demonstration, and free oroshi mochi tasting. The Fukui Elephant baseball team was there helping make the mochi.
I went in the museum that has a greenhouse with various types of daffodils and other plants. There was also ikebana and dried flower art. While looking at the museum an older Japanese man approached us and started talking in really good English. He then helped us to get the free oroshi mochi sample and we played a lottery raffle and all won a free matcha tea from the museum cafe that overlooked the sea. The matcha was served with a traditional Japanese cake. He told us that he worked for the glasses frame business in Fukui and did a lot of international traveling.
After the festival, we had lunch at Cafe Earth. It’s a vegan cafe with really nice coffee. I had vegetable curry and a chai latte. After eating, we tried driving around to get to an area with a lot of daffodils and realized there’s a park area near the lighthouse. Alongside the hill there’s trails through fields of daffodils. It was a pretty view with the sea in the background.