5 Sights in Tsuruoka, Japan (with Map and Images)


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Explore interesting sights in Tsuruoka, Japan. Click on a marker on the map to view details about it. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 5 sights are available in Tsuruoka, Japan.

Sightseeing Tours in Tsuruoka

1. Mt. Haguro 羽黒山

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Mt. Haguro 羽黒山 Crown of Lenten rose / CC BY 3.0

Mount Haguro is one of the Three Mountains of Dewa in the city of Tsuruoka, the ancient province of Dewa, Japan. It is a large shrine complex with a major Shinto shrine associated with Shugendo. As the lowest of the three mountains, standing at 414 m (1,358 ft), it is the only one that is accessible throughout the year. By contrast Gassan Shrine and Yudonosan Shrine, which are closed during winter due to heavy snowfall. Because of this it is considered the main shrine.

Wikipedia: Dewa Shrine (EN)

2. 注連寺

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注連寺 funioti-taro / CC BY-SA 3.0

Chūrenji Temple is a temple of the Shingon sect Chizan sect (Shingi Shingon sect) located in Oami, Tsuruoka City, Yamagata Prefecture, Japan. After the war, there was a time when it was temporarily independent as the main temple of the Shingi Shingon sect Yudonosan school. The mountain number is Yudonosan. The main statue is Dainichi Nyorai.

Wikipedia: 注連寺 (JA)

3. 荘内神社

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Shonai Shrine (Shonai Jinja) is a Shinto shrine located in Tsuruoka City, Yamagata Prefecture, Japan. It enshrines the four ancestors of the Sakai family, the lord of the Shonai clan, as deities. One of the shrines dedicated to the feudal ancestors that was popular from the late Edo period to the early Meiji period.

Wikipedia: 荘内神社 (JA)

4. 鶴岡市立藤沢周平記念館

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The Tsuruoka Municipal Fujisawa Shuhei Memorial Museum is a municipal literature museum in Tsuruoka City, Yamagata Prefecture, commemorating the writer Shuhei Fujisawa from the same area. It is located in Tsuruoka Park (Tsurugaoka Castle Ruins) and opened on April 29, 2010.

Wikipedia: 鶴岡市立藤沢周平記念館 (JA)

5. Kamo Aquarium

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Tsuruoka Municipal Kamo Aquarium is an aquarium located in Tsuruoka, Yamagata Prefecture, Japan. In 2005, it exceeded Monterey Bay Aquarium in California regarding the number of jellyfish display types and holds the Guinness World Records for this exhibition.

Wikipedia: Kamo Aquarium (EN), Website


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