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For other places with the same name, see Ono (disambiguation).

Ōno (大野), also called Echizen Ōno, is a historic castle town in Fukui prefecture, Japan.

Get in[edit]

There is a direct bus and train link with Fukui City.

Get around[edit]


  • Ono Castle
  • Hokyoji Monastery - this beautiful Soto Zen monastery located in the hills on the outskirts of the town displays an original self-portrait of Zen Master Dogen.
  • Tera-Machi - a street of historic temples.


  • Learn zazen (Buddhist meditation) - many Westerners have studied with Sasagawa Roshi at his temple in the foot hills around Ono. Tel:+81 779 660-325 (some spoken Japanese would be helpful).


  • Shichiken Asa-ichi (七間朝市) - fresh local vegetables are sold at the morning street market.




Go next[edit]

Ono offers many options for outdoor lovers. There are several ski areas within a 45min drive of the city, and in summer the Kuzuryu river and Manahime Lake are beautiful spots for kayaking or camping.

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