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Koiwai Farm's solitary cherry tree (舞娘茶屋 相馬樓 竹久夢二美術館)

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Other Historic Site/Building

This is an entertainment complex in 1 Chome Hiyoshi-cho, Sakata City. Built in the remodeled Soma-ya, a famed Sakata restaurant, the 1st floor features Teahouse Kutsurogi Dokoro, and the second floor has a dining theater where you can watch Maiko dances while you dine, as well as the Takehisa Yumeji Art Museum. The main Soma-ya manor was destroyed in the Shonai earthquake of 1894, but was soon rebuilt and is now designated a Registered Tangible Cultural Property.

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Yamagata Sakata-shi Hiyoshicho 1-2-20 (Sakata / TsuruokaArea)

phone 0234212310
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10:00-17:00 (Latest entry 16:30)
[Maimusume appreciation] From 14:00

Review of Somaro

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Reviewed:2019/06/06 The Culture of Kyoto in Tohoku
Somaro Maiko Teahouse dates back to the Edo Period to when Sakata City served as a key port in the domestic trade network of an isolationist Japan.

During this period the Shonai Region produced...
Reviewed:2018/08/18 Interesting and enjoyable, well worth doing.
We went to Sakata as one of our cruise ports, and organised lunch at Somaro. We are a family of 4 and it was about $30USD to get a taxi from the ship to Somaro (each way).
There is a geisha type...
Reviewed:2018/07/27 Excellent Preserved House
I visited here for a cruise ship visit and toured on my own. The Somaro was expecting a group but was still admitting guest for an inspection before the group. There is an entrance fee and a host...

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Address
Yamagata Sakata-shi Hiyoshicho 1-2-20 [map]
Area
Sakata / TsuruokaArea
Phone
0234212310
Hours
10:00-17:00 (Latest entry 16:30)
[Maimusume appreciation] From 14:00
Closed
Wednesday, Buddhist vacation, New Year's Holiday
Fees
Adults1,000yen, Middle/High school 500yen, Elementary school age students and under Free
[Maiko Musume admission fee] 100yen
Parking Lot
Available(15spaces)
Credit Card
Available(VISA, MasterCard)
Smoking
Not available
Wi-Fi
Available(somaro)
Vegetarian Menu
Available
English Menu
Available
Note
Temporary suspension of business:Closed until September 30, 2020 (Information as of August 3, 2020)
*Information may be changed, so please be sure to check the official information.
Notification
Temporary closure:Closed until 9/30/2020 (according to 9/28/2020)
* Information may change, so please be sure to check the official information.
Can be enjoyed even on a rainy day
Yes
Average budget
[Lunch] 1,001-3,000yen
Estimated stay time
30-60 minutes
Infant friendly
Available

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

Access

          There is no Station nearby. There is no Bus Stop nearby. There is no Parking nearby. There is no IC nearby.
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          Yamagata Areas

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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.