Sabae city

About Sabae

Sabae city is a town of about 70,000 people.

The three major local industries are eyewear, fiber and lacquer. Sabae city is also becoming known for new IT technology, such a open data.


This industrial city takes pride in being the biggest producer of eyewear in Japan; 80% of the Echizen lacquer market, and finally fiber, or otherwise know as the “fiber kingdom” in the Fukuy region.

Museum of glasses

The eyewear industry in Sabae occupies 95% of the national market share of eyeglass frames and has a history of more than 100 years.

The Eye Glass Museum is the symbol of “Glasses town” in Sabae. The large, red building looks like a pair of eyewear glasses when viewed directly above. Inside, one can find eyeglass shops, museums, and a eyeglass workshop experience.

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