Tsuruga (敦賀) is a city in Fukui prefecture.


Tsuruga City has been known as a natural good seaport since a long time ago and it is a seaport town flourished as a sea gateway to foreign cultures. Even now, foreign containerships and high-speed ferries are in services, and people and goods are being carried via Tsuruga port.

Get in

By boat

By train

  • Frequent train connections, for example Ltd. Express Thunderbird JR West - 1:20 hours from Osaka, 1:00 hour from Kyoto.

Get around

After arrival useful information on local transportation and sights can be received in the Tourist information center located inside Tsuruga JR station, Tel. (0770)21-8686.


Kehi no Matsubara


Tsuruga is one of the main fishing ports along the Sea of Japan. Visitors can enjoy freshly caught seafood at local markets, sushi shops and restaurants. Famous seafood delicacies include “Tsuruga blowfish” and “Echizen crab” in winter season.

Go next

Routes through Tsuruga

Fukui Echizen  N  S  Nagahama Maibara
Fukui Komatsu ← Takefu  N  S  Nagahama Maibara

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