Near the quay, where the salt breeze fills the air, stand many old warehouses that lend a unique port town charm to the area. On the east side of Tsuruga Port are red brick warehouses that were built in the Meiji period, based on the designs of a foreign engineer. At the time they were used as oil storehouses, and up until a few years ago they housed harvested kelp.
Following renovations, they reopened on October 14, 2015. The north building now serves as a Diorama Hall for the railway and port, and the south building has a new lease of life as a Restaurant Hall where you can enjoy the historic red brick surroundings.
Address: 4-1 Kanegasaki-cho, Tsuruga, Fukui Prefecture
[Diorama Hall] 9:30-17:30 (last entrance at 17:00)
[Restaurant Hall] 9:30-22:00 (hours vary by establishment)
Wednesdays, New Year's holiday
10 minutes by car from Tsuruga Interchange on the Hokuriku Expressway