Tsuruoka

ADVENTURE AWAITS IN TOHOKU

Tsuruoka City is located in the western part of Yamagata Prefecture alongside the Sea of Japan. In 2014, it became  designated as the only UNESCO ‘Creative City of Gastronomy’ in Japan. Three "Japan Heritages” are featured here: Dewa Sanzan's Journey of Rebirth, the Samurai Silk, and the Kitamae-bune Maritime Road.

Other unique attractions that make Tohoku a valuable destination include 1400 year old sacred mountains: Mt. Haguro, Mt. Gassan, and Mt. Haguro; beautiful forests; the Kamo Aquarium, which boasts the biggest jellyfish display in the world; and a unique culinary culture.

Tsuruoka City – Official Website

Tsuruoka

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9 Feb 2022

The Dewa Sanzan's hiking maps are online!
The Dewa Sanzan's hiking maps are online!

The hiking maps for Mt. Haguro, Mt. Gassan, Mt. Yudono and the Rokujurigoe-kaido pilgrimage are out!

24 Jul 2021

Shonai's Sake Festival will be broadcasted online.
Shonai's Sake Festival will be broadcasted online.

This year's edition of the local sake festival will be held online.

16 Jul 2021

2021's bus timetable for Mt. Yudono
2021's bus timetable for Mt. Yudono

The newest timetable for the bus to Mt. Yudono is out!

11 Jul 2021

Pino Collina's new wine releases!
Pino Collina's new wine releases!

The newest vineyards in Tsuruoka have released their first wines.

7 Jul 2021

2021's Rosoku Noh cancelled
2021's Rosoku Noh cancelled

The 2021 performance of Rosoku Noh will not be open to the public because of the ongoing COVID-19 situation.

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MOUNTAINS

Discover the ‘Three Sacred Mountains of Dewa,’ one of the Three Main Shugendo Sites in Japan with a 1400 year-long history.

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GASTRONOMY

UNESCO Creative City of Gastronomy

Tsuruoka was named the first UNESCO ‘Creative City of Gastronomy’ in Japan in 2014. Discover a culinary culture like no other, here.

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JELLYFISH

Kamo Aquarium contains the biggest collection of jellyfish in the world—come marvel at some of nature’s most fascinating and ethereal creatures!