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Tsuruga Red Brick Warehouse

Tsuruga Red Brick Warehouse reopened in 2015 after 110 years since its founding

From the Meiji period (1868-1912) through the early Showa period (1926-1989), the city of Tsuruga in Fukui Prefecture prospered as an international city that linked Japan to continental Europe through Russia. Tsuruga Red Brick Warehouse is a symbolic structure from this period that was constructed in 1905. Today, the buildings have been completely renovated to showcase the many attractions of Tsuruga, with the North Building becoming the Diorama Building depicting railways and ports, and the South Building serving as the Restaurant Building.

Diorama Building of Tsuruga Red Brick Warehouse

A recreation of the Tsuruga townscape during the late Meiji to early Showa periods, the Diorama Building is one of the largest of its kind in the country, with fun hands-on activities such as driving a model train and augmented reality experiences. Additionally, an exhibit on Chiune Sugihara, a Japanese diplomat stationed in Lithuania who saved the lives of numerous Jewish refugees during World War II, shows another side of Tsuruga's history.

Restaurant Building of Tsuruga Red Brick Warehouse

Choose from three types of restaurants serving sumptuous local produce from Tsuruga's sea and mountains. Enjoy the fine cuisine of the international city in the historic red brick warehouse atmosphere.


Name Tsuruga Red Brick Warehouse
Web Sites https://tsuruga-akarenga.jp/
Address 4-1 Kanegasaki-cho, Tsuruga-shi, Fukui
Access 11 minutes by Gurutto Tsuruga Shuyu Bus from JR Tsuruga Station
Business Hours 9:30 to 22:00
North Building (Diorama Building): 9:30 to 17:30 (Last admission: 17:00)
Closed Wednesdays (if Wednesday is a public holiday, then the following day), December 30 to January 1 of the following year
Inquiries TEL: 0770-47-6612
Admission North Building (Diorama Building)
Adults: 400 yen; Elementary school students and under: 200 yen
Model train driving: 100 yen per turn for one train

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