Lovely reception staff, willing to assist with anything even a chat if you've been stuck. Clean room with strong wifi. Situate at a great location, just next to JR Fukui station. Taxi is just at hotel door step..Restaurant is available at all hotel surrounding....next to Fukui newly dinosaur muzium too.......
Although not what one might consider a "fancy" or lavish hotel, the room was a very good size, quite clean, nice and quiet at night for sleeping and also a dinner service was provided downstairs in the main dining room. Again, not fancy but definitely good. Also in the morning the breakfast was as well good. Although most of the food was of course more suited to Japanese travelers as an American I certainly found adequate and good food to eat. I do try to eat whatever the locals are eating anyway, best way to enjoy yourself and become more familiar with the great people you meet. All in all, a nice hotel and surely worth staying in. Although I didn't investigate any other accommodations in the area this place came highly recommended by my family's in-laws (wonderful Japanese people!, I'm lucky for sure).
Here's a few tips for Americans perhaps traveling in Japan for the first time: Be aware that if you only speak English you'll probably do OK in large cities like Tokyo but know that once you get away from cities of that size you'll have issues if you don't know a little Japanese. The train schedules are subtitled in English....to a degree, you have to pay very close attention and allow time to connect and get lost from time to time.....also know that when they say the train doors close in one minute they are NOT kidding, do not ignore the schedule because the trains run on time, unless there's some off the wall emergency, truly the trains are on time so keep out of the doorway when the train is getting ready to leave, trust me on this point! Also, if you're going to spend a lot of time traveling by train, buy the JR rail pass, it's great and most of your travels will be via Japan Rail (JR), your pass will apply to most trains but on occasion you'll need to take a local train that your pass will not cover and you'll have to pay for that portion of your travels. But the train system is fantastic, subway included, just pay attention and allow proper time to make connections etc... Carry coins with you, you'll need these for the train also bus which you'll need to take on occasion unless your not concerned about the cost of taxis, you can really expend some funds if you take taxis all the time, on occasion you just may have to but do try to avoid the cost. Taxis are great in Japan, but be well aware the custom of closing your door as you exit the back seat it is forbidden! The rear doors are auto-close and the drivers get really upset if you try to close them, just go with the flow on this point but don't get caught by it, hey the drivers are not going to harm you or something crazy like that, heck no, they're all great people but just know this custom.....the cabs are always very clean although you may run into more than one that has been smoked in, smokers are still a problem in Japan, no where near what it used to be and it is getting better all the time, still you'll need to be aware of hotel rooms that say no smoking, go into the room and check it right when you check in, if it stinks of smoke you can try to get another room.....try to anyway.
Always carry a cotton handkerchief or hand wipes with you, not all bathrooms have paper towels or hand dryers provided, it's the only way you can dry your hands after using the bathroom. Also know that you may not always be using Western style toilets...do yourself a favor, look this up on the internet, be prepared to utilize a "different" style of toilet....all very interesting. Sorry to rattle on but these are several little tips that really make traveling in Japan, or many parts of the world for that matter, a LOT more comfortable.
Traveling as an American can have it's ups and downs on how we are treated but know that the Japanese people are wonderful, 99%.....always very polite and will truly do their best to help you but you have to treat them the same way, avoid being rude and stupid.......be polite and respectful and thats' exactly what you'll get in return.
My husband was so amazed when he found that this hotel is right next to JR Fukui station. We were there almost 7PM , so exhausted from traveling all day. We were informed that the hotel also offered Karei(Curry) rice for dinner. My children were so happy. The service here is very good , they are ready to help you. The room, like many hotel in Japan, small but provides everything even pajamas! The strong points for Toyoko inn group hotel are that they provide breakfast and let the children stay with you for free. But for Fukui branch, they also offer dinner too!