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Ken Domon Museum of Photography (【休館中】土門拳記念館)


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The Ken Domon Museum of Photography is a specialized museum located in Iimoriyama Park along Prefectural Route 355 in the Iimoriyama area of the city of Sakata. Photographer Ken Domon was a native of the area, and the museum contains his entire life's work, about 70,000 photos. The exhibits are changed on a three-month cycle, with each cycle having own theme, so that all the photos are displayed in turn. The museum also contains sculptures and gardens created by artists who were associates of Domon, especially the sculptor Isamu Noguchi.


Yamagata Pref. Sakatashi Imoriyama 2-13 Inside Iimoriyama Park (Sakata / TsuruokaArea)

phone 0234310028

9:00-17:00 (Last admission 16:30)

Review of Ken Domon Museum of Photography

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2019/02/09 A must see
I discovered Domon Ken photography, in Rome, when just by chance I saw a huge exposition on his life work.
So when we went to Japan, we went to Sakata just to see his museum. We spent a whole...
Reviewed:2018/03/19 [Bashos footsteps] Off-beat Sakata
Sakata is one of my favorite Japanese cities. I like its peaceful atmosphere, its friendly people, its delicious seafood, its cultural heritage... and especially its few number of tourists...
Reviewed:2017/08/07 A hidden gem that inspires
This is a must-see in Sakata. The landscaping and architecture are exquisitely designed to tell visitors what to expect. No imperial columns or huge facades here:this museum aims to share the...

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Yamagata Pref. Sakatashi Imoriyama 2-13 Inside Iimoriyama Park [map]
Sakata / TsuruokaArea
9:00-17:00 (Last admission 16:30)
[Apr.-Nov.] open everyday
[Dec.-Mar.] Monday (The next day if Public holiday)
New Year's Holiday
[Admission fee] General440yen, Students 220yen, Elementary and Junior High School Students Free
* Fee may change for special exhibitions Friday
Parking Lot
Available (136spaces)
* Parking in the park (Free)
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Available (Available
VISA, MasterCard, JCB, AMEX, etc.)
Temporary suspension:Closed until May 10, 2020 (Information as of May 8, 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.