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Trip to Yamagata

Sakata-shi| Trip to see the splendid architecture of Shonai

Trip to see the splendid architecture of Shonai

Flow of the whole Courses
The time required
2 days and 1 night
Remarks
JR Sakata Station (car than Nihon-kai Tohoku Expressway Sakata I.C. approximately 20 minutes, 8.5�)
JR Tsuruoka Station (from Yamagata Expressway Tsuruoka I.C. car ten minutes, 5�)
■Other transportation
・Rent-a-bicycle (free) period: From April 1 to October 31
・Sakata-shi welfare riding together bus (happy bus)
・Visiting Shonai Kotsu bus cities Courses
Start
Homma Museum of Art
It is one of the representative gardens of Japan in relief work that light way of the (1813) Honmas fourth generation woke up for happiness of working people in 1813 in finished villa. We exhibit artworks such as ancient book, curio, picture since start as Homma Museum of Art in 1947.
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Homma Museum of Art
It is approximately ten minutes by car
Sakata Seafood Market (lunch, parking lot)
There is restaurant offering the fresh seafood on fresh fish shop and eat-in corner, the second floor where fresh fresh fishery products form a line at the Shonai beach on the first floor. Wood deck looking at port is added.
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Sakata Seafood Market
It is approximately 15 minutes on foot
Kyu Abumi-ya [Former Residence of Abumi-ya Family]
The residence has passed down the prosperity of the family during Edo era which contributed the maritime trade in Japan. It is built in typical Machiya style with Ishioki-Sugiwakabuki roof; once inside, straw-matted parlors and wood-floored rooms are located on both sides of the 18-meter earthen-floored corridor. At that time, Abumiya Family was so prosperous that Saikaku Ihara described their wealth in his “Nippon Eitaigura.”
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Kyu Abumi-ya [Former Residence of Abumi-ya Family]
It is approximately five minutes on foot
Homma-ke Kyuhontei
Mitsuoka, the third-generation of Homma Family, built this residence in 2,0000-goku direct retainer style with Nagaya-mon gate to be used as a lodgment for Bakufu Junkenshi* for the sake of the domain lord Sakai Family. then it was used as central community center from 1949 to 1976, and has been open to public as a tourist facility since 1982.
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Homma-ke Kyuhontei
It is approximately 15 minutes on foot
Sakata Seafood Market (parking lot)
It is approximately five minutes by car
Sankyo Soko [warehouse]
Sankyo Soko as symbol of fertile rice-growing area Shonai This is a rice warehouse built in 1893. Sankyo Soko has passed down the history of Sakata’s prosperity as a rice shipping port; also was used as a location of NHK’s morning drama series “Oshin.” Sankyo Soko has passed down the history of Sakata’s prosperity as a rice shipping port; also was used as a location of NHK’s morning drama series “Oshin.” This agricultural warehouse is still on active duty having made the most of ancient wisdom to utilize the natural environment such as planting trees of Japanese selkova behind the warehouse in order to prevent rising temperature during summer and making the roof two layers in order to keep moisture out of inside.
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Sankyo Soko [warehouse]
It is approximately 25 minutes by car
Yunohama Onsen [accommodation] (Tsuruoka-shi)
Hot springs resort where is lined with modern hotel, inns along the shore for open hot water 1,000 years. Open-air bath while we look at setting sun setting in the Sea of Japan which was chosen as very large sandy beach characterized by Shirahama Beach of approximately 1km to spread in front and "Japanese setting sun 100 selections" is the powerful charm only in hot-spring village of the beach.
It is hot spring which marine sports in the clear sea can enjoy blue in prefecture eminent resort from hotel, inn of ocean view.
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Yunohama Onsen (Tsuruoka-shi)
It is approximately 25 minutes by car
Chido Museum (Tsuruoka-shi)
We release place that was outermost outworks of former Tsurugaoka castle, order mansion of the Shonai feudal lord Sakais as museum and, in Michelin green guide Japon, acquire one star. Former Nishitagawa-gun government office and Taso Minka Private Houses of country designation important cultural property, precious historic building including former Tsuruoka police station Government building remove and rebuild in museum, and "Sakai garden" of Shoin-zukuri rare again is appointed in natural beauty spot of country, and, in the storage of important tangible cultural property store to tell about life culture of Shonai district, many cultural assets are displayed.
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Chido Museum (Tsuruoka-shi)
It is approximately ten minutes on foot
Tsuruoka Catholic Church Lord of Heaven temple (Tsuruoka-shi)
It is built in 1903 (Meiji 36) by all property and contribution of French father, and it is famous as masterpiece of Meiji Norman architecture architecture, and it is country designation important cultural property. It was built to mansion trace of the Suematsus of old Shonai feudal clan senior retainer, and the gate of entrance is eccentric space of Japanese and Western mixture to leave feature of samurai residence at the time for.
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Tsuruoka Catholic Church Lord of Heaven temple (Tsuruoka-shi)
It is approximately 25 minutes by car
Ideha Cultural Memorial Hall ※In front of Mt. Haguro-san approach to a shrine (Tsuruoka-shi)
We introduce the history of Dewa San-zan, characteristic and culture of Haguro mountaineering asceticism clearly. Conch free trial is possible, too.
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Ideha Cultural Memorial Hall
It is approximately ten minutes on foot
Haguro-san Five-storied Pagoda [national treasure] (Tsuruoka-shi)
Legend has it that this pagoda, oldest in Tohoku and located at the beginning of Ichinosaka on Hagurosan Approach surrounded by Japanese cedars, was built by Tairano Masakado. The existing pagoda is said to be re-built about 600 years ago. The pagoda is 29 meters high, wooden construction in Sanken-Goso-Kokerabuki style, and designated as a national treasure in 1966. There is a huge, 1,000 years old Japanese cedar with diameter of 10 meters nearby.
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Hagurosan Goju-no-To
It is approximately ten minutes on foot
Ideha Cultural Memorial Hall ※In front of Mt. Haguro-san approach to a shrine (Tsuruoka-shi)
By car approximately ten minutes (via Mt. Haguro-san pay Expressway)
Dewasanzan shrine Sanjin-go-saiden (Tsuruoka-shi)
Okoso of the Japanese best that performed enshrining of more than two deities of three shrines of Mt. Gassan, Mt. Haguro-san, Mount Yudono. Thatched roof of thickness 2.1m, all including the inside of total lacquering are powerful and see and endure and are enough. Repeated fires included main hall, but current main shrine rebuilt in 1818 (Bunsei 1). We collected faith more than ancient times as mysterious Oike, and forward legendary mirror-pond was the center of Haguro faith.
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Sanjin-go-saiden (Tsuruoka-shi)
It is approximately three minutes on foot
Mt. Haguro-san Shinto priest-purification shelter (Tsuruoka-shi)
The only building to stay as remains of an ancient structure that Buddhist monk lived in cause "ka*in" in now. We can stay with meal and can taste seasonal wild plants and Buddhist cuisine with mushroom as material.
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Mt. Haguro-san Shinto priest-purification shelter (Tsuruoka-shi)
By car approximately 30 minutes (via Mt. Haguro-san pay Expressway)
JR Tsuruoka Station

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