Tsuruoka-shi / Tsuruoka district

Tsuruoka-shi / Tsuruoka district つるおかし/つるおかちく
The town that was used as the setting of the movie "The Twilight Samurai"
One of the former Four Guardians of the Tokugawa Sakai Tadatsugu's grandson Tadakatsu came to Tsuruoka and managed the castle. It was the location of the only Han school in Tohoku. It is known to be jostling with traditional festivals, cultural assets and historic landmarks such as the white walled western style houses from the Meiji-Taisho era.
It is the hometown of the Naoki Prize writer, Shuhei Fujisawa that he loved deeply.
Information
  • Name Tsuruoka-shi / Tsuruoka district
  • Location 9-25, Babacho, Tsuruoka-shi
  • Phone number 0235-25-2111
  • FAX number 0235-25-7111
  • Contact information Tsuruoka-shi Tourism and Products Division
  • URL http://www.city.tsuruoka.lg.jp/
  • Others ■Main tourist facilities
    ・Tsuruoka Park
    Chido Museum
    ・The Shonai Han school Chidokan
    The former Kazama residence "Heishindo"
    ・Tsuruoka Catholic Church Tenshudo
    ・Taihokan building
    Zenpo-ji temple
    Dewa-no-yuki sake brewing museum
    Kamo aquarium
    Dewa Shonai international forum "Amazon Folk Museum"

    ■Main Events
    ・Tsuruoka Hina doll story
    ・Tsuruoka Tenjin Festival
    ・Oyama dog Festival
    ・Akagawa fireworks display
    ・Shonai grand festival
    ・Nihonkai Kandara Festival
    ・Tsuruoka winter festival, Tsuruoka music festival
    ・Kannon-sama-no-otoshiya (fair of Dharma dolls)
    ・Yutagawa Kagura (Shinto theatrical dance)

    ■Main special product
    ・Dadacha beans
    ・Shonai Sakyu melon
    ・Shonai persimmon
    ・Minden eggplant
    ・Dongara-jiru soup
    ・Moso-jiru soup
    ・Gotenmari
    ・Izumeko doll
    ・Picture candle
    ・Silk fabrics

    ■Hot spring
    ・Yunohama Onsen
    Yutagawa Onsen
    ・Yura Hot Springs
    ・ Tsuruoka Ekimae Onsen
    ・ Hiuchizaki Onsen
    ・Choju Onsen
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[Last updated] April 06, 2012
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