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Ken Domon Museum of Photography土門拳記念館

Memorial Hall

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.

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place Yamagata Pref. Sakatashi Imoriyama 2-13 Inside Iimoriyama Park
phone 0234310028

Review of Ken Domon Museum of Photography

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2018/03/19 [Basho's 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...
Reviewed:2017/05/22 Amazing, fantastic do not miss
The stories captured through the camera are worth a visit in themselves, but add in an amazing building, beautiful natural forest on the hill, gardens, a large pond and views of Mt Choka, this is a...



Yamagata Pref. Sakatashi Imoriyama 2-13 Inside Iimoriyama Park [map]



9:00-17:00 (Admission is until 16:00)
[4-November] days a week
[12-March] Month (in the event of congratulation the next day)
New Year's holiday
[Admission fee] General 430 yen, student 210 yen, elementary and junior high school students free
※ special exhibition may be changed Fees
Parking Lot
Yes (136)
※ Parking Lot in the park (free)
Credit Card
Yes (Only available for museum shops
VISA, MasterCard, JCB, AMEX, others)

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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.

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