Japan Heritage

Enjoy safflower culture

Yamanobe-machi Furusato Museum


The museum was established on the grounds of the former residence of the family of Sato Seigoro, a prosperous merchant who traded in safflowers and ramie during the Edo Period (1603–1868).
The quaint Exhibition Hall located in the residence’s former storehouse displays paintings and writings, dyed items, textiles, and other local materials conveying the history of our predecessors to the people of today, including Ningyo Joruri puppets and benizome quilted silk garments, which have been designated as municipal cultural properties.

Address208-1 Oaza Yamanobe, Yamanobe Town, Higashimurayama County, Yamagata Prefecture
Opening hoursApril 1 – October 31:9:30 ~ 16:30
November 1 – March 31:10:00~ 16:00
Closed: Mondays, public holidays (excluding Children’s Day and Culture Day); Year-end/New Year (December 29 – January 4); may close temporarily at other times)
FeesAdults: 200 yen
[Groups of 20 or more: 100 yen/person]
High School/University Students: 100 yen
[Groups of 20 or more: 50 yen/person]
Junior High School Students or younger: 50 yen
[Groups of 20 or more: 30 yen/person]
Pre-school aged children and persons with disabilities and accompanying carers (please present physical disability certificate, rehabilitation certificate, etc.): free of charge
*Separate fees apply when a hina-ningyo (dolls for the Japanese girl’s festival) exhibition is being held
Car parkingFree of charge 10 parking spaces
Barrier-free facilitiesMulti-function toilet (wheelchair accessible) available
AccessApprox. 5-minute walk from Uzen-Yamabe Station on the JR Senzan Line

Access from Yama-dera

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

[JR Aterazawa Line]
Yamagata Station⇒Uzen-Yamabe Station (approx. 12 minutes)

Approx. 1-minute walk from Uzen-Yamabe Station

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