Fukui faces the Sea of Japan, and is narrow plains between the mountains and the sea in the west, and a larger eastern part with wider plains including the capital city and most of the population. The province is in Japan's "Snow belt", meaning lots of snow in the winter months. Other notable features are the dramatic Tojinbo cliffs, and the linked waters of Mikata-goko (“Mikata Five Lakes”). There are also historically significant temples and shrines, including Kehi Shrine, which has one of the Three Great Wooden Torii Gates of Japan; and Eihei-ji, the head temple of Japanese Zen Buddhism.