Japan Heritage

Enjoy safflower culture

Oishida-machi Municipal History and Folkore Museum

大石田歴史民俗資料館 外観

The Oishida riverbank prospered as an interchange for the transportation of goods such as safflowers, but it was also a point for cultural exchange. Since the Edo Period, many writers and artists have been visiting and leaving their mark on the area. The museum displays various materials related to the town’s history, arts, and culture.

Address37-6 Oaza Oishida-otsu, Oishida Town, Kitamurayama County, Yamagata Prefecture
Opening hours10:00~16:30
Closed: Every Monday, day following a public holiday, Year-end/New Year (December 29 – January 3), exhibit replacement periods
FeesAdults 200 yen (160 yen)
High School/University Students 150 yen (120 yen)
Junior High School/Elementary School Students: 100 yen (80 yen)
*Prices in brackets are discount fees for groups of 20 people or more)
Pre-school aged children and persons with disabilities and accompanying carers (please present physical disability certificate, rehabilitation certificate, etc.): free of charge
Car parkingFree of charge 3 parking spaces
Barrier-free facilities
AccessA 10-minute walk from Oishida Station on the JR Ou Line

Recommended points/experiences

Special exhibitions held four to five times a year display the works of artists with a deep connection to Oishida such as Western-style painter Kanayama Heizo, Japanese-style artist Komatsu Hitoshi, and poet Saito Mokichi.

大石田町立歴史民俗資料館 聴禽書屋

Access from Yama-dera

[Senzan Line]
Yamadera Station ⇒ Yamagata Station (approx. 20 minutes)

[Ou Line]
Yamagata Station ⇒ Oishida Station (approx. 60 minutes)

Approx. 15-minute walk from Oishida Station

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Nearby site/facility information

Adjacent to the museum is the Chokinshooku, a house where poet Saito Mokichi lived for around two years after World War II.