Uesugi Clan Mausoleum

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 map map Map
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[Admission fee to worship]General400yen, High School/University Students200yen, Elementary/Junior High School Students100yen
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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


  • Not an Ordinary Cemetary--Not Even Close
    4.0 Reviewed : 2019.05.12
    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...
  • A must visit in Yonezawa
    5.0 Reviewed : 2018.05.02
    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...
  • 上杉家廟所
    5.0 Reviewed : 2023.04.08

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