Japan Heritage

Enjoy safflower culture

Yamagata Marugoto-kan BENI NO KURA

山形まるごと館 紅の蔵

This facility was originally the warehouse and home of the Marutani-Hasegawa safflower merchant family.
This integrated tourism complex comprises five facilities. In addition to a soba shop serving seasonal local Yamagata cuisine passed down through generations and exquisitely delicious handmade soba noodles, as well as a restaurant providing a menu that consciously incorporates the philosophy of “local production for local consumption”, serving French-based cuisine made with Yamagata produce, the complex also includes a tourist information center, souvenir shop selling specialty Yamagata products, and a farmers’ market selling freshly picked agricultural produce grown with meticulous care by local producers.

Address2-1-8 Tokamachi, Yamagata City, Yamagata Prefecture
Opening hoursOperating hours differ for each facility.
(Please see the website for detailed information.)
FeesFree of charge
Car parkingFree of charge/parking for approx. 50 cars
Barrier-free facilitiesWheelchair-accessible toilet: 1
InquiriesTEL:023-679-5101(general inquiries)
Take the 100 yen loop bus from JR Yamagata Station to Tokamachi Beni-no-Kura-mae Bus Stop.

Approx. 10-minute walk from JR Yamagata Station

Approx. 10-minute drive from the Yamagata-Zao Interchange

Recommended points/experiences

This facility provides a range of central town tourism experiences, providing delicious cuisine on the theme of “Fresh production, fresh food”, selling local specialty products, hosting a farmers’ market providing traditional vegetables and other agricultural produce, and holding various exhibitions and events with each season.

Access from Yama-dera

[JR Senzan Line]
Yamadera Station ⇒ Yamagata Station (approx. 20 minutes ⇒ approx. 10-minute walk

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