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Port of Humanity Tsuruga Museum人道の港 敦賀ムゼウム

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This museum is a valuable resource which houses exhibits relating to the landing of Jewish refugees escaping from the Nazi regime in Germany and Polish orphans rescued from Siberia clutching “Visas for Life” issued by Chiune Sugihara, the acting Japanese Consul in Kaunas, Lithuania. Visitors can hear recordings of Chiune Sugihara’s voice and see watches and visas left behind by the refugees among other things.


Fukui Pref. Tsurugashi Kanegasakichou 1-44-1

phone 0770371035

9:00-17:00 (last entry 16:30)

Review of Tsuruga Museum

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2018/11/28 Definitely worth visiting when in the area
Tsuruga is now a small town but was once a major port on the Japan Sea side of the country. The museum is small but very well done. You are invited to watch a 15 min introductory video upon entry...
Reviewed:2017/09/26 An Emotional Visit
This modest little museum depicts the role this modest port city played in to major humanitarian events before the US entered WW2. While it does little to diminish the spector of he savage, inhumane...
Reviewed:2017/09/17 Australian Travellers
The Port of Humanity Tsurga Museum is a must visit to learn the history of how Japan assisted in rehousing the Jewish and Polish children after the War. Only a small museum it houses and interesting...

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9:00-17:00 (last entry 16:30)
[Exhibit Cooperation Fund] General 100 yen, free of charge under high school students
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          Northeast of Kyoto, the ancient Tojinbo Cliffs separate Fukui prefecture from the Sea of Japan in a stretch of land well worth exploring. Water sports and seaside delicacies are available in abundance as the spectacular rugged coastline flattens down into beaches to the west of the prefecture, while inland, Fukui is home to Zen Buddhist temples and historic ruins.

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