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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
Approximately 6-7 time
Remarks
JR Sakata Station (car than Nihon-kai Tohoku Expressway Sakata I.C. for approximately 20 minutes 8.5�)
JR Tsuruoka Station (from Yamagata Expressway Tsuruoka I.C. for car ten minutes 5�)
Start
Homma Museum of Art
It is one of the Japanese representative gardens 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 seven minutes by car
NK agent
It was "cooking Obata" got close to citizen as former restaurant, but came into the limelight at a bound because it was in location of movie "okuribito" which won Academy Award of 2009. We open building to the public and reproduce sets at the time among them now.
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NK agent
It is three minutes on foot
Light hill library
With the Sakata's first steel reinforced concrete building which gathers tens of thousands of points of precious collection of books by person of volunteer mainly on the collection of books of the Honmas in 1925 (Taisho 14), and was built, the design appearance becomes very unique, too. It was used widely as municipal library until central library was established in general Cultural Center.
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Light hill library
It is seven 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 25 minutes by car
Yunohama Onsen (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 22 minutes by car
Chido Museum (Tsuruoka-shi)
We release place where it 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 displays eight kinds of materiality folk cultural assets important in the storage of store of articles daily used by people to tell about life culture of Shonai district 5,350 points.
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Chido Museum (Tsuruoka-shi)
It is 25 minutes by car
(Ideha Cultural Memorial Hall) ※Approach to a shrine door which goes to Five Storeyed Pagoda
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 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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Haguro-san Five-storied Pagoda  (national treasure) (Tsuruoka-shi)
It is ten minutes on foot
(Ideha Cultural Memorial Hall) ※It is moved car by parking lot
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 15 minutes by car
Sanjin-go-saiden (Tsuruoka-shi)
Large main shrine 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 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 vegetarian cooking with mushroom as material.
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Mt. Haguro-san Shinto priest-purification shelter (Tsuruoka-shi)
It is 40 minutes by car
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)
5 min by car
JR Tsuruoka Station

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