Tsuruga Port was a hub for land and sea transport since ancient times. So you can meet a lot of heart-warming and moving stories at this museum. This museum displays articles, photos, documents related to 763 Polish orphans rescued in Siberia in 1920 as well as some 6,000 Jewish refugees who fled from Nazi Germany in 1940 carrying “visas for survival” issued by Mr. Chiune Sugihara, an acting consul of Japanese consulate office in the Republic of Lithuania.
official site http://www.tmo-tsuruga.com/kk-museum/index_e.html
Address 44-1,Kanegasaki-cho, Tsuruga City
Open Hours 9am to 5pm
Closed December 29 to January 3
Exhibition Fee We ask for a 100 Yen donation. (Free for high school students and under)
A five-minute walk , you can find Tsuruga Red Brick Warehouse.
It was designed in 1905 by a foreign engineer and used at the time as a petroleum storehouse. In 2015 the warehouse was renovated as the Diorama Building to the north( admission: adult 400yen chil, showing scenes of the railway and the port, as well as the Restaurant building to the south, where visitors can enjoy delicious food in an exotic and nostalgic atmosphere.