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Chido Museum致道博物館

Museum / Science Museum

This is a museum in Kachu-Shinmachi Town, Turuoka City, Yamagata Prefecture which stores and displays 5,350 important items that fall under eight varieties of Important Tangible Folk-Cultural Properties relating to the heritage of the Shonai area. The museum takes its name from the Chidokan, the Shonai Clan’s samurai school, and items relating to that school are also on display. Several historical buildings such as the former Nishitagawa District Office and the old Tsurugaoka Police Station which are also important cultural properties were dismantled and rebuilt on the premises, which were the site of the Tsurugaoka Castle’s san-no-maru and the official residence of the Sakai family, the domain lord. The beautiful garden in shoin-zukuri style (a traditional style of Japanese residential architecture) is also worth seeing.

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place Yamagata Pref. Tsuruokashi Kachushinmachi 10-18
phone 0235221199

Review of Chido Museum

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2018/11/14 明るい色だ
Reviewed:2018/10/01 鶴岡の歴史を知ることができます
Reviewed:2018/09/20 甲冑マニアにはたまらない



Yamagata Pref. Tsuruokashi Kachushinmachi 10-18 [map]



[Dec.-Feb.] 9:00-16:30 ※ Information desk closed is closed 30 minutes each
[Dec.-Feb.]Wednesday, New Year's Holiday
[Admission fee] 700yen, Student 380yen, Elementary and junior high school students 280yen
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Yamagata Main Areas


Although often overlooked, Yamagata prefecture by no means lacks appeal: the Yamadera temple trail through the mountains, deliciously tender Yonezawa wagyu, and over 100 steaming hot springs, most notably Zao Onsen, await visitors. When winter comes, the snowcapped peaks become dotted with skiers by day and onsen-goers by night, while summer brings the celebration of juicy Yamagata cherries.