Tsuruga Guide

Sunset Atelier, a Lovers’ Sanctuary

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The Breathtaking View that Captivated Emperor Taisho

Near Suizu Parking Area on the Hokuriku Expressway, you’ll find an overlook with a breathtaking view of Tsuruga Bay. The Suizu Station building on the former Hokuriku Main Line was once located somewhere near the southbound Suizu Parking Area on the modern Hokuriku Expressway. According to a story about Emperor Taisho, when his royal train passed through the station, he was so taken by the view that the departure of his train fell behind schedule. The northbound parking area is located high up, providing visitors with an even more incredible view of the dynamic scenery. Sunset Atelier, named for the beautiful view of the sun setting into the sea, beyond the Tsuruga peninsula, has been designated a Lovers’ Sanctuary in recent years.

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Traffic access
By car: Approx. 30 min. from Tsuruga IC on the Hokuriku Expressway (when driving along the Hokuriku Expressway bound for Fukui, approx. 10 min. from Tsuruga IC)
New Address:
5 Miyagahara, 73 Suizu, Tsuruga City, Fukui Prefecture (at Suizu Parking Area on the northbound Hokuriku Expressway)
Free parking available (use parking area parking lot)