Tsuruga Railway Museum (Former Tsuruga Port Station Building)

Reference/Local/Exhibition/Literature Museum
A museum located within Kanegasaki Ryokuchi Park in Kanegasaki-cho, Tsuruga City. The building is a reproduction of the departure and arrival station for the Europe-Asia International Express that ran from Tokyo to Tsuruga Port. Inside the museum are exhibits on the history of Tsuruga's railways as well as actual railway materials and models.

Spot details

Address
Fukui Tsuruga-shi Minatomachi 1-25
Phone
0770210056
Hours
9:00-17:00
Closed
Wednesday (The next day for Public holidays), New Year's holiday (12/29-1/3)
Fees
Free
Parking Lot
Available (45spaces) * Friday Gasaki Green Space Shared Parking Lot
Smoking
Not available
Wi-Fi
Available
Can be enjoyed even on a rainy day
Yes
Estimated stay time
0-30 minutes
Wheelchair accessible
Available
Infant friendly
Available
Pet friendly
Not available

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

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  • Gateway to Europe
    4.0 Reviewed:2021.03.29
    Tsuruga was once a gateway to Europe, and people took a ship to Vladivostok from the terminal which was once located near this museum. That’s why Tsuruga was one of the first places where railroad...
  • Small rail museum
    3.0 Reviewed:2019.04.14
    Railroad fans might enjoy seeing the evolution of rail service in the small town of Tsuruga. The exhibits aren’t really focused towards children. Rail historians that can read Japanese language...
  • Nice view, relaxing environment
    4.0 Reviewed:2018.02.09
    Tsuruga is a small town but was once the gateway to Europe. The museum is a once a railway station but is now disused. The place is small but the setting is great. Its by the seaside and next to a...

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