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Denkoku-no-Mori Yonezawa City Uesugi Museum伝国の杜 米沢市上杉博物館

Museum / Science Museum

A museum dedicated to the Uesugi clan. Take a bus from Yonezawa Station and get off at the “Uesugijinja-mae” stop. The museum building incorporates traditional Japanese elements and is designed to mesh well with the surrounding scenery. Its collection of several thousand items relating to the Uesugi clan includes National Treasure-designated folding screens depicting the streets of Kyoto at the time from overhead, and the Uesugi-ke Monjo, a large collection of ancient writings and documents. Highlights include an exhibit in the museum’s permanent display collection which uses CG to give visitors a glimpse into the culture and lifestyle of the world of the Uesugi foling screens, as well as the Yozan Theater exhibit, which dramatizes the reforms Uesugi Yozan implemented in the domain’s government.

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place Yamagata Pref. Yonezawashi Marunouchi 1-2-1
phone 0238268001



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9:00-17:00 (Admission is until 16:30)
4th Wednesday
[Dec.-Mar.] Monday (next weekday in the case of Public holiday)
The End of the year (12/26-12/31)
[Entry permanent display] Adults 410 yen (separate at the time of the exhibition)
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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.