Tsuruga Guide

Tsuruga Municipal Museum

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With its Retro Look, Even the Building Tells of Tsuruga’s History

Built in 1927, the former Owada Bank building that the Tsuruga Municipal Museum is located in is considered an exceptional example of early 20th century modern architecture. It was constructed by the local hero Owada Shoshichi, and demonstrates through its lavish architecture the prosperity that Tsuruga Port enjoyed at the time, including the largest elevator in the Hokuriku region, marble countertops, a large vault, and more. Today, the Tsuruga Municipal Museum offers exhibits on the history, folk customs, and art of Tsuruga.

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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 Hakubutsukan Street Bus Stop (approx. 5 min.)
New Address:
7-8 Aioi-cho, Tsuruga City, Fukui Prefecture
Free parking available (along Aioi-dori street)
10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Closed on:
Mondays (or the following weekday if Monday is a holiday) and new year holidays
Adults ¥300 (for groups of 20 or more, ¥250 each)
Children under 18 admitted free
Combo Ticket (includes admission to Minato Tsuruga Yama Hall)
Adults ¥500 (for groups of 20 or more, ¥400 each)
Free admission on Seimei Morning Market days (3rd Sunday of each month)