Yamagata City Folk Museum (Former Saiseikan Hospital Main Building)

Reference/Local/Exhibition/Literature Museum
This museum is located inside Kajo Park in Kajo-machi, Yamagata City. Built in 1878 as the prefectural hospital, the “Saiseikan” was relocated and restored, and is now used to exhibit items related to local history and medicine. The building is designated as a National Important Cultural Property.

Spot details

Address
Yamagata Yamagata-shi Kajomachi 1-1
Phone
0236440253
Hours
9:00-16:30
Closed
New Year's holiday(12/29-1/3)
Fees
[Admission fee]Free
Parking Lot
Not available * Use Kajo Park parking lot (enter from the north gate of the park)
Credit Card
Not available
Smoking
Not available
Wi-Fi
Not available
English Menu
Available (English Pamphlet Available)
Can be enjoyed even on a rainy day
Yes
Estimated stay time
0-30 minutes
Wheelchair accessible
Available
Infant friendly
Available

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

Review

  • Gorgeous Building
    4.0 Reviewed:2021.11.02
    A beautiful building with a lovely garden in the middle. The exhibits cover medicine in Japan. I was most impressed by the eye chart that used animals.
  • Very unique underrated museum
    5.0 Reviewed:2019.12.20
    It’s a little museum, located inside Yamagata Castle Park, north of Yamagata Station, about 13mins walk (1.1km)Honestly, it was in our plan as it look like “just an old building. We decided to pay...
  • This Archecture is One of a Kind
    4.0 Reviewed:2019.05.09
    Built in the late 1800s, by Japanese carpenters, this building is quite interesting. It was actually an early Western medical school.The exhibits are kind of blah, unless one is into old medical...

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