"Fukiya: Bengara-red is the colour" Fukiya by DutchW

Fukiya Travel Guide: 4 reviews and 8 photos

Go there for the countryside and for the colour

Looking for a way to get out of major cities yet see something different from the average Japanese village? Then Fukiya is your destination. Thanks to red-ochre ores exploited here for centuries (called "bengara" since the pigment was first imported from Bengal) most of this village is coloured red: from orangy-red to burgundy-red. 'Most' includes the buildings, but also the wares in the local shops.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Village with very special (unique?!) looks
  • Cons:two hour's travel one-way by public transport
  • In a nutshell:See reds in shades and shapes
  • Last visit to Fukiya: Aug 2011
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • taigaa001's Profile Photo
    Sep 15, 2011 at 9:31 PM

    Hello, welcome to VT and Japan. I hope you explore more of this beautiful country.

  • Rabbityama's Profile Photo
    Sep 15, 2011 at 8:06 AM

    I love Fukiya! I'm so glad to see someone else who has been there! I can't wait to see more of your pictures and tips!


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