- Frequent train connections, for example Ltd. Express Thunderbird JR West - 1 hr 20 min from Osaka, 1 hour from Kyoto.
Kehi ShrineA well-known shrine throughout its history, its gate is renowned as one of the Top 3 torii gates in the nation, and the shrine was visited in 1689 by theh poet Matsuo Basho on his famous trip through northern Japan.
Tsuruga Tunnel Hot Springsaddress: Mukaide, 41 Yoshiko, Tsuruga City 914-0024The hot spring was discovered during a railway tunnel digging. An indoor (and partially outdoor) spa is located on a hill and bathers can enjoy a beautiful view of the town and Tsuruga bay. It can be reached from JR Tsuruga station by a Fukutetsu Bus bound for Tunnel Onsen. Get of at "Tunnel Onsen" stop.
Matsumoto comic characters statuesAbout twenty bronze statues of characters and scenes from the popular anime and manga by Leiji Matsumoto are scattered across the downtown. The statues, each perhaps 1.2-1.5 m (4-5 feet) tall, were erected in 1999.
Kehi no MatsubaraKehi no Matsubara is recreational area along the Tsuruga bay. It combines a large pine grove with a white sand beach, very popular with swimmers in summer season.