Fukui: Bamboo Dolls
Visited by the Emperor and the pride of Maruoka, Fukui, this bamboo doll factory has an amazing display of skill in true Japanese fashion. Dolls made entirely of bamboo with 4000 strands of very thin bamboo for hair and intricately created kimonos and Japanese armor are displayed throughout the museum and store.
It costs money to enter and you wont believe the cost of some of the dolls, but if you are in the Maruoka area, it is a definite recommendation.
Fukui Bamboo Doll factory