The Awara Onsen, which was discovered in 1883, is the foremost hot spring town in Fukui. The appearance and atmosphere are loved by many cultural people and celebrities. It is often called Kansai no Okuzashiki, or "the back room of the Kansai area." It is nice to take a walk around town while enjoying the fragrance of the steaming hot spring water, which runs out from ryokan inns (traditional Japanese inns) and the stone-paved streets. This elegant and refined town is mixed with modern buildings to have an attractive appearance.