About Northern Kansai

Maizuru Brick Park
A timeless and retro port town
Image of Maizuru Brick Park
Image of Maizuru Brick Park and Map
Map of Maizuru Brick Park

Red-brick structures can be found throughout Maizuru, which developed as a port town in the modern age. In particular, the red-bricked warehouses at Maizuru Brick Park are brimming with retro charm and have also been designated an Important Cultural Property of Japan. Another highlight is the 5,300-year-old dugout canoe that was excavated in Maizuru and is considered one of the oldest in the world. (Free admission)

Sightseeing Spots
Maizuru World Brick Museum
Maizuru World Brick Museum

The theme of Maizuru World Brick Museum is the various bricks from around the world. Also part of the group of red-bricked warehouses, this building is a great treasure even among the other brick structures currently in existence.

Harbor Sight-seeing Cruise
Harbor Sight-seeing Cruise

The sightseeing boat for a tour of Maizuru Bay departs from the pier on the east side of the Maizuru World Brick Museum. Catch a close-up view of the Self-Defense Force vessels on a stopover at the SDF base.

Gorogatake Park
Gorogatake Park

The view from Gorogatake Park, a prime spot for an expansive view of the entire Maizuru Bay and its complex geography, was selected the best among the 100 famous landscapes of the Kinki region. Climb the “Goro Sky Tower”, which soars towards the vast sky, for a fantastic 360-degree panoramic view. (Free admission)

Maizuru Repatriation Memorial Museum
Maizuru Repatriation Memorial Museum

Kyoto Maizuru Port served an important role in the “repatriation” of Japanese people who remained overseas after the end of the Second World War. The historical materials on display in the museum continue, today, to tell of the past. Of the museum’s collection, 570 items became part of UNESCO’s Memory of the World Register in 2015.

Access

You can get to Maizuru by taking a limited express train (Ltd.Exp. Maizuru or Tango Discovery) to Higashi-Maizuru Station. It is about an hour and a half train ride from JR Kyoto Station. It is then about a 20 minute walk from the station to the Brick Park.