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NATIONAL CULTURAL PROPERTIES
AND NATURAL MONUMENTS

History lovers, venture outside the World Heritage sites and discover Japan's most hidden historical and natural legacies!

Tsuruoka has a rich history and many local traditions that have been registered by the Japanese government.  Explore a part of Tohoku's history by visiting Tsuruoka's National Cultural Properties and Natural Monuments.

 

NATIONAL TREASURES

Mt. Haguro's Five-Storied Pagoda

Mt. Haguro's Five-Storied Pagoda

Hagurosan gojūnotō

羽黒山五重塔

One of the 9 National Treasures of its kind.

 

NATURAL MONUMENTS

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Mt. Gassan

Since 1972
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Mt. Haguro's Cedar Avenue

Since 1955
Kihi Shrine

Kihi Shrine

Kihi jinja

気比神社

The shrine worships Ukemochi no Kami (goddess of cereals and food), the Empress Jingu, and the legendary Yamato Takeru.

Mizusawa's Kumano shrine

Mizusawa's Kumano shrine

Mizusawa no Kumano-jinja

水沢の熊野神社

The shrine was first built during the 10th century. Behind the shrine, the giant cedar tree, which age has been estimated over 1000 years old, has been registered in the National Natural Monuments lists in 1927.

Grandpa Cedar

Grandpa Cedar

Jiji sugi

爺杉

 

HISTORICAL MONUMENTS

 
Matsugaoka's Silk Farms

Matsugaoka's Silk Farms

Matsugaoka kaikonjō

松ヶ岡開墾場

A National Historical Monument and the birthplace of the Japan Heritage: the Samurai Silk.

Chido Clan School

Chido Clan School

Kyūhankō Chidōkan

旧藩校致道館

A National Historical Monument since 1951.

TANGIBLE CULTURAL PROPERTIES

 
 
Koganedo

Koganedo

Koganedō

黄金堂

A National Architectural Property since 1951

Mt. Kinbo

Mt. Kinbo

Kinbōzan

金峯山

The shrine got registered in the list of National Important Cultural Properties in 2001 for its importance in the history of the Shugendo religion.

Heishindo Merchant House

Heishindo Merchant House

Heishindō

丙申堂

A National Important Cultural Property.

Minakami Hachiman Shrine

Minakami Hachiman Shrine

Minakami Hachiman jinja

水上八幡神社

Its moss-covered stone path and its thatch-roofed shrine (National Important Cultural Property) give this place a timeless atmosphere.

Chido Museum

Chido Museum

Chidō hakubutsukan

致道博物館

On top of the museum, find there a National Important Cultural Property and a National Architectural Important Property.

Sanjingōsaiden

Sanjingōsaiden

Sanjingōsaiden

三神合祭殿

MONUMENTS OF SCENIC BEAUTY

Gyokusenji Temple

Gyokusenji Temple

Gyokusenji

玉川寺

A National Scenic Place of Beauty since 1982.

Mt. Kinbo

Mt. Kinbo

Kinbōzan

金峯山

The shrine got registered in the list of National Important Cultural Properties in 2001 for its importance in the history of the Shugendo religion.

TSURUOKA'S CULTURAL PROPERTIES ON THE MAP