Mt. Haguro's pagoda

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.

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Tsuruoka

News feed

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.

18 Jun 2021

2021 Akagawa's Fireworks : big changes
2021 Akagawa's Fireworks : big changes

The 2021 edition of Akagawa's Fireworks Festival has been canceled to be replaced by an online event.

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Attractions in Tsuruoka

Haguro's pagoda

MOUNTAINS

DEWA SANZAN

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

Shojin Ryori (Haguro)

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.

Kamo Aquarium

JELLYFISH

AQUARIUM

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