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Uesugi Clan Mausoleum (上杉家廟所)

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Ruin / Grave / Ancient Tomb

Just a 5-minute walk from the Gobyo-mae bus stop on the Yamako bus line bound for Onogawa Onsen. This is a cemetery with 11 generations of the Uesugi clan, notably Prince Uesugi Kenshin down to Narisada, interred in beautiful wood structured mausoleums. It is known for being the resting place of Uesugi Kenshin, a famous warrior during Japan's civil war. This cemetery was the 5th to be designated in 1984 as a National Historic Landmark for former feudal lords. During the Uesugi Yukitoro stone lantern Festival illumination, the snow covered stone and paper lanterns are lit making for otherworldly serene atmosphere. The neighboring Houonji Temple was transported from Mt. Kasuga and rebuilt as the Uesugi family temple.

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Yamagata Pref. Yonezawashi Gobyou 1-5-30 (Yonezawa / OkitamaArea)

phone 0238233115
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9:00-17:00

Review of Uesugi Family Byosho Graves

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2019/05/12 Not an Ordinary Cemetary--Not Even Close
Tucked away in the western part of town are 2 hectares of peace, tranquility and a stand of 300-400 year old cedar trees. This is also where the first eleven lords of the Uesugi clan are buried, each...
Reviewed:2018/05/02 A must visit in Yonezawa
Great array of tombs for the historical loads of Uesugi family members stands in the middle of quite forest of old cedar trees. The array starts from the original load of Kenshin in the middle. It...
Reviewed:2020/03/16 とりあえずでも行ってみて良い場所
霊廟が並んでいるだけではあるけど、米沢藩の歴史を感られます。
静かに堂々と、謙信公の霊廟を中心に左右に二代、三代。。。と十二代まで藩主霊廟が並んでいます。
もともとは、謙信公の遺骸は上杉家の遷移とともに移動し、会津→米沢と城内御堂に納められていたそうです。廟所には、二代景勝公を中心に歴々の藩主が並んでいたとのこと。明治になり、謙信公の遺骸を現在の場所に移し、共に現在の配置になったそう。
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Address
Yamagata Pref. Yonezawashi Gobyou 1-5-30 [map]
Area
Yonezawa / OkitamaArea
Phone
0238233115
Hours
9:00-17:00
Closed
open everyday
Fees
[Admission fee to worship]General400yen, High/College students 200yen, Elementary/Junior High School Students100yen
Parking Lot
Available(30spaces)
Credit Card
Not available
Wi-Fi
Available(FREE SPOT)
Note
Temporary suspension of business:Closed until May 15, 2020 (Information as of May 13, 2020)
* Information may be changed, so please be sure to check the official information.

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

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          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.