Welcome to Obama City!

Aloha. It’s Mr. Wada on duty.

We had a trip to Hokuriku area during the obon holiday. As always we stopped at many places. This time I will share our first stop, Obama city in Fukui Prefecture. I am telling you. It’s nothing politics.




About Obama City

It is a small city in Fukui Prefecture. Well, Fukui itself is small as well (population of the entire prefecture is about 800K). Though Obama City got people’s attention when Mr. Barack Obama became the president. Obama City apparently tried to support and invite him to the town since they felt… sympathy? Anyway it wouldn’t occur.



Arriving Obama City

It looks like a small town. One thing I noticed was this konbini in Obama sells swim rings! Quite unusual for me.



Obama Mermaid Terrace (Ningyo no Hama)

Since it’s Obama (small beach), we wanted to take a look at the beach. Probably a popular beach in town, Obama mermaid terrace.

A nice beach in a quiet & peaceful town. We loved it!


Like there’s Hawai City in Tottori, or Usa City in Oita, there are interesting city names in Japan. I’d like to hear if anything like that in your country as well. Please share with us!

See you around!


The most popular souvenir in this city seems to be this Oba-man (Obama + manju).

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4 Responses

  1. ᐃᓄᒃ ᑭᕙᑖ says:

    I’m sure there are a lot of odd names here. But none that come to mind immediately…. Oh! Some cities and towns in the Prairies (a large, flat area in the interior of the country) have translations of aboriginal names that sound a little odd. One is “Medicine Hat.” Another is “Moose Jaw.”

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