city in Fukui Prefecture, Japan

Tsuruga (敦賀市 Tsuruga-shi) is a city in Fukui Prefecture.

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Tsuruga has been a natural seaport for ages, and these days it is flourishing as a sea gateway to foreign countries. Container ships and high-speed ferries are in service daily, and people and goods are traveling and transporting via the port.

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Map of Tsuruga

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  • 2 Tsuruga Information Center (敦賀観光案内所), Kanawacho 1-1-19 (In JR Tsuruga Station), +81 770-21-8686. Daily 08:00-19:00. Loads of local sightseeing information available here.

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Kehi no Matsubara
  • 1 Kehi no Matsubara (気比の松原). A recreational area along the Tsuruga Bay. It combines a large pine grove with a white sand beach, very popular with swimmers in summer season.
  • Tsuruga Tunnel Hot Springs (敦賀トンネル温泉), Mukaide, 41 Yoshiko (From Tsuruga Station take a Fukutetsu Bus to Tunnel Onsen). The hot spring was discovered during a railway tunnel digging. An indoor and outdoor spa is located on a hill, and bathers can enjoy a beautiful view of the town and the bay.
  • Matsumoto Statues (松本零士シンボルロード). About twenty bronze statues of characters and scenes from the popular anime and manga by Leiji Matsumoto are scattered across the downtown. The statues, each perhaps 1.2-1.5 m (4-5 feet) tall, were erected in 1999.

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Tsuruga is a major fishing port on the Sea of Japan. Enjoy freshly-caught seafood at local markets, sushi shops, and restaurants. Famous seafood delicacies include Tsuruga blowfish and, in the winter, Echizen crab.

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Routes through Tsuruga
FukuiEchizen  N   S  NagahamaMaibara
KomatsuFukuiTakefu  N   S  NagahamaMaibara
Maizuru HigashiObama  W   E  in to  


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