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TSURUOKA CITY

Welcome to DEGAM Tsuruoka Tourism Bureau's Official Tourist Information Website.

Learn more about what's to see in Tsuruoka City and get all the information needed to plan your travel comfortably.

LATEST NEWS

DEATH OF DR. SUGIMURA TAKASHI

Tsuruoka's honorary citizen Dr. Sugimura Takashi, leader researcher in Japan's cancer studies, died on September 6th. Dr. Sugimura proved the carcinogenic effect of charred food.

YAMABUSHI FESTIVALS CANCELLED FOR 2020

According the measures to prevent the pread of COVID-19, Yamabushi rituals that were opened to the public are now cancelled for the year 2020 and first half of 2021.

KAMO'S BABY SEALS GOT THEIR NAMES DECIDED!

The three seal babies that were born in March in Kamo Aquarium finally received their names! They are called Botan, Himawari and Kome!

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Mystery

A travel off Japan's beaten tracks

Tsuruoka, a little city hidden deep down Yamagata Prefecture's mystical nature, is nothing like you have ever seen in Japan before. Its calm, mysterious and traditional atmosphere will let you know what rural Japan is about, far from the over touristic places you maybe have already seen.

Gastronomy

Japan's "Gastronomy Capital"

Tsuruoka's gastronomy is a gourmet and historical treasure for the world to protect. This is one of the reasons why it belongs to the UNESCO Creative City's network since 2014. As of 2018 November, Tsuruoka is the only city of that kind in Japan.

 

Stories

Legends that are still living today

Whether it is legends around shugendo or stories that gave birth to local festivals, Tsuruoka is still perpetuating ancient stories.

For example, Mekke Inu, the dog who saved Oyama village by slaying the evil monsters, or Sugawara no Michizane are celebrated during big festivals.

 

DEGAM Tsuruoka Tourism Bureau (General Incorporated Association)

Address: 3-1 Suehiromachi, MARICA East Building, 2nd floor, Tsuruoka, Yamagata 997-0015, JAPAN

TEL: (+81) 0235-26-1218

E-mail: tsuruoka@degam.jp

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