Tsuruga Guide

Port of Humanity Tsuruga Museum

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Learn about the History of this “Port of Humanity”

Learn about Tsuruga’s history as the “port of humanity” at the Port of Humanity Tsuruga Museum, including the acceptance of Polish children who were orphaned during the Russian Revolution and left in a harsh environment, as well as Jewish refugees trying to escape persecution by the Nazis with “visas for life” issued by Japan’s consular agent Sugihara Chiune. At this museum, visitors can see exhibits on the arrival of these refugees in Tsuruga, their connections with the people of Tsuruga, eyewitness accounts, and even a watch left by a Jewish refugee at the time.

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Traffic access
By car: Approx. 10 min. from Tsuruga IC on the Hokuriku Expressway
By bus: Take the Tsuruga Excursion Line Bus (Tourism Route) from JR Tsuruga Station to Kanegasaki Ryokuchi Bus Stop (approx. 10 min.)
New Address:
44-1 Kanegasaki-cho, Tsuruga City, Fukui Prefecture
Free parking available (Kanegasaki Ryokuchi Park parking lot)
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Closed on:
New year holidays
Exhibition Support Fee: Adults ¥100 (children under 18 admitted free)