Japan Heritage

Enjoy Yamadera


Address4284 Oaza Yamadera, Yamagata City. 999-3301
Opening hours8:30-17:30
ClosedNo regular holidays
Parking availability25 parking spaces
Accepted credit cardsVISA・JCB・Master

Facility introduction

Nickname Eiko

An experience unique to Yamadera!
This store rents out Basho costumes under the catchphrase “How about visiting Yama-dera Temple dressed as famous poet Matsuo Basho?” With Yamadera being designated as a World Heritage site due to its support of safflower culture, the store also sells a wide range of safflower-dyed products.
Grandma Eiko—the store’s campaign girl of yesteryear—is waiting to welcome you!

Recommended nearby spots

Yamadera’s neighboring Takase district is highly recommended. This area provided the setting for the Ghibli animated film Only Yesterday. Early to middle July is typically the best time for safflower viewing, so go and visit!

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