Sakai, Fukui

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View of Maruoka Castle, one of famous for sightseeing spot in this city
View of Maruoka Castle, one of famous for sightseeing spot in this city
Flag of Sakai
Official seal of Sakai
Location of Sakai in Fukui Prefecture
Location of Sakai in Fukui Prefecture
Sakai is located in Japan
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 36°10′N 136°14′E / 36.167°N 136.233°E / 36.167; 136.233Coordinates: 36°10′N 136°14′E / 36.167°N 136.233°E / 36.167; 136.233
Country Japan
Region Chūbu (Hokuriku)
Prefecture Fukui Prefecture
 • Mayor Norio Sakamoto
 • Total 209.67 km2 (80.95 sq mi)
Population (April 1, 2017)
 • Total 89,756
 • Density 430/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
 • Tree Cherry blossom
 • Flower Lilium
 • Bird Larus canus
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
City hall address 1-1 Shimoshinjō, Sakai-chō, Sakai-shi, Fukui-ken

Sakai (坂井市?, Sakai-shi) is a city located in Fukui Prefecture, Japan. It lies to the north of Fukui City.

The modern city of Sakai was established on March 20, 2006, from the merger of the former town of Sakai, absorbing the towns of Harue, Maruoka and Mikuni (all from Sakai District). Therefore, Sakai District was dissolved as a result of this merger.

As of April 1, 2017, the city has an estimated population of 89,756 and a population density of 430 persons per km². The total area is 209.67 km².[1]

The population of the city is the second largest in Fukui Prefecture. Harue and Maruoka, in the southern part of the city, function as commuter towns of the city of Fukui. Accordingly, its population growth rate is much higher than any area in Fukui Prefecture.

Places of interest[edit]


Senior High Schools[edit]

Junior High Schools[edit]

  • Harue Junior High School
  • Maruoka Junior High School
    • Takeda Branch School of the Maruoka Junior High School
  • Maruoka Minami Junior High School
  • Mikuni Junior High School
  • Sakai Junior High School



  • Fukui Airport (There are no regular flight services.)


  • The Nearest Station to City Hall: Maruoka Station
  • Connection to Adjacent Area
    • JR West (West Japan Railway Company)
    • Echizen Railway
      • Mikuni Awara Line: (Fukui-shi) - Tarōmaru Station - Nishi-Harue Station - Nishinagata Station - Shimohyōgo Station - Ōzeki Station - (Awara-shi) - Mizui Station - Mikuni-Jinja Station - Mikuni Station - Mikuni-Kō Station


  • Expressway
  • National Highways
    • Highway 8, Fukui Bypass
    • Highway 305 (overlapped with Highway 365)
    • Highway 364

Notable people[edit]


  1. ^ "Introduction of Sakai City" (in Japanese). Japan: Sakai City. Retrieved 23 May 2017. 

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