Fukui (福井市; -shi) is a city located in the Hokuriku region within the Chubu region of Japan, which is on Honshu island. It is the largest city and capital of Fukui prefecture.
The city is located to the north of Lake Biwa, near the coast of the Sea of Japan.
The people of Fukui speak a provincial dialect called Fukui-ben.
As of 2003, the city has an estimated population of 252,285 and the density of 740.71 persons per km². The total area is 340.60 km².
The city was founded on April 1, 1889.