Tsuruga(敦賀) is a city in Fukui prefecture.
Tsuruga City has been known as a natural good seaport since a long time ago and it is a seaport town flourished as a sea gateway to foreign cultures. Even now, foreign containerships and high-speed ferries are in services, and people and goods are being carried via Tsuruga port.
After arrival useful information on local transportation and sights can be received in the Tourist information center located inside Tsuruga JR station, Tel. (0770)21-8686.
Tsuruga is one of the main fishing ports along the Sea of Japan. Visitors can enjoy freshly caught seafood at local markets, sushi shops and restaurants. Famous seafood delicacies include “Tsuruga blowfish” and “Echizen crab” in winter season.