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Kamo Aquarium Kamo Aquarium

Studio Sedic Shonai's Open Set Studio Sedic Shonai's Open Set

Honma Residence Honma Residence

Honma Residence

Maiko Teahouse Soma-ro

Kamo Aquarium

Studio Sedic Shonai's Open Set

Studio Sedic Shonai's Open Set Studio Sedic Shonai's Open Set

At the base of Mt. Gassan is a vast movie set where various productions are filmed. It features a fishing village, Edo-period post town, collier's hut, watermill, and other reconstructed features of traditional mountain settlements. Visitors can experience stage sword-fighting, archery, taiko drumming, and more!

Location
Telephone no. TEL: +81-235-62-4299
FAX: +81-235-62-4399
Opening Hours Apr-Sep 9am-5pm
Oct-Nov 9am-4pm
Closed days Late November to late April
Admission fee Adult or junior high school student 1,300yen, elememtary School student 900yen

Hiyoriyama Park

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“Japan Heritage Site” Designation

Eleven municipal bodies, including the city of Sakata, applied for Japan Heritage status as “Kitamae-bune merchant vessels’ homes and ports of call: places out of time that recall the dreams held by men who overcame adversity,” and were awarded the designation in 2017.

Hiyoriyama Park Hiyoriyama Park Hiyoriyama Park

The heights of Hiyoriyama Park, looking out over Sakata Harbor, provide an unobstructed view of the harbor beyond the six-sided lighthouse, the mouth of the Mogami River, and one of Japan’s 100 most beautiful sunsets over the Japan Sea. It's a view that expresses the beauty of each of the four seasons: imagine cherry blossoms in front of the sun's silhouette as it sinks to the sea. On clear days when the waves are calm, Tobishima, Yamagata's only inhabited island, is also visible.
In the Edo Period, Sakata City was part of the major western sea route connecting Hokkaido, northeastern Japan, and the northern part of the Asian continent. Within the park are relics of this era: Japan's oldest six-sided wooden lighthouse, a stone sundial, and a 1/2 scale historical merchant trading ship, or “kitamae-bune,” which facilitated economic and cultural exchange along the sea route.

Location
Telephone no. TEL: +81-234-26-5759
(Sakata City Tourism Promotion Division)
FAX: +81-234-22-3910
Admission fee Free

Samurai Silk

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“Japan Heritage Site” Designation

The city of Tsuruoka applied for Japan Heritage status for “Samurai Silk” and was awarded the designation in 2017.

Matsugaoka Land Reclamation Site

Matsugaoka Land Reclamation Site Matsugaoka Land Reclamation Site

In 1872 after the Meiji Restoration, 3,000 former Shonai clan samurai traded swords for plows and cultivated new land in Tsuruoka. The Shonai area, centered on Tsuruoka City, has been developed as the northernmost silk production area in Japan, with Matsugaoka Land Reclamation Site, home to the largest group of silkworm-raising houses in Japan, leading the charge. It is the only place in the country which keeps an integrated process from sericulture to completed silk fabric.

Location
Telephone no. TEL: +81-235-62-3985 (Matsugaoka Land Reclamation Memorial Hall)
FAX: +81-235-62-3985
Opening Hours 9.30am-4pm
Closed days Mondays, December to March
Admission fee \450

Shonai Clan School Chidokan

Shonai Clan School Chidokan Shonai Clan School Chidokan

A school founded in 1805 with the aim of renovating the mission style of the Shonai clan and nurturing excellent talent. The front gate, the sacred shrine, the auditorium, the lord's room, etc. remain, and are open to the public as a national designated historical site. This clan school architecture is the only one that exists in the Tohoku region; it is known to have high a historical and cultural value.

Location
Telephone no. TEL: +81-235-23-4672
FAX: +81-235-23-4672
Opening Hours 9.30am-4.30pm
Closed days Wednesdays
Admission fee Free
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