Information on express buses, route buses and airport buses to Shonai ‘Tsuruoka Sakata and other areas’ Yamagata.

SHONAI KOTSU 庄内交通

SIGHTSEEING BUS ROUTESTSURUOKA-YUNOHAMA LINE

Bus Stops at Tourist Attractions

A guide to major tourist attractions and nearby bus stops along the “Tsuruoka-Yunohama” Line.

Clicking the names of tourist spots on the route map will direct you to detailed information.

Route Map & Bus Stop Historic Kazama Risidence “Heishindo,” Chidokan Taihokan Chido Museun ZempoTemple Yunohama Onsen Kamo Aquarium

Tourist Attractions

Historic Kazama Risidence “Heishindo”

Heishindo is a residence-cum-business establishment built in 1896 by the 7th-generation head of the Kazama Family,who were wealthy merchants. The building is notable for its roof weighed down by approximately 40,000 stones. In 1910,Muryokoen Shakado was built with high-quality cedar wood as a villa for Heishindo and used to receive guests.

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Place:
Historic Kazama Risidence “Heishindo”
Location:
1-17 Babacho Tsuruoka(Map
Telephone:
+81-235-22-0015
Open:
9:30-16:00
Closed:
Jul 13,holidays from Dec 1 to Apr 9
Fee:
Adult 400en, junior high/elememtary school student 200yen
URL:
http://heisindou.wixsite.com/chion

Bus Stop

Ginzadori(5 minutes from Tsuruoka Sta.)
3 minutes walk

Fare

190円 (from Tsuruoka Sta.)

Shonai Clan,Chidokan

Tadaari Sakai,the 9th generation feudal lord of the Shonai Domain,built the school with the aim of reorganizing the domain administration.It is the only clan school building existing today in the Tohoku region.

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Place:
Shonai Clan,Chidokan
Location:
11-45 Babacho Tsuruoka(Map
Telephone:
+81-235-23-4672
Open:
9:00-16:30
Closed:
Wed (Thu instead if Wed is a national holiday)
holidays from Dec 29 to Jan 3
Fee:
Free
URL:
http://www.chido.jp/chidokan/

Bus Stop

Tsuruoka Shiyakushomae
(10 minutes from Tsuruoka Sta.)

1 minutes walk

Fare

210円 (from Tsuruoka Sta.)

Taihokan Museum

The western-style building, constructed to commemorate the enthronement of the Taisho Emperor in 1915, is characterized by its red dome and white walls. When it was first opened, the building was used as a place to exhibit local products. After the war, it became a municipal library. At present, it is used as a museum to appreciate the feats of some of the ancestors born in Tsuruoka, such as Chogyu Takayama, a great writer from the Meiji period, and Taneyasu Matsumori, a naturalist of the 19th century who was also called the “Leonardo da Vinci of Japan.”

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Place:
Taihokan Museum
Location:
4-7 Babacho Tsuruoka(Map
Telephone:
+81-235-24-3266
Open:
9:00-16:30
Closed:
Wed (Thu instead if Wed is a national holiday)
holidays from Dec 29 to Jan 3
Fee:
Free
URL:
http://www.chido.jp/chidokan/

Bus Stop

Tsuruoka Shiyakushomae
(10 minutes from Tsuruoka Sta.)
2 minutes walk

Fare

210yen (from Tsuruoka Sta.)

Chido Museum

Chido Museum has valuable historic buildings and folklore materials,and is open to the public.The museum grounds include the historic Nishitagawa County Office constructed in 1881,Sakai Garden-a traditional shoin-style garden prized in the Tohoku region,and the historic Shonai Domain Shugoinden,a retreat built by the 11th-generation feudal lord,Tadaaki Sakai.

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Place:
Chido Museum
Location:
10-18 Kachushin-machi, Tsuruoka(Map
Telephone:
+81-235-22-1199
Open:
Mar-Nov 9am-5pm
Dec-Feb 9am-4.30pm
Closed:
Wed from Dec to Feb and from Dec 28 to Jan 4
Fee:
Adult 700yen, student 380yen,
junior high/elememtary school student 280yen
URL:
http://www.chido.jp/

Bus Stop

Chido Hakubutsukanmae
(10 minutes from Tsuruoka Sta.)

Fare

270yen (from Tsuruoka Sta.)

Ryutakusan Zenpo Temple

This famous temple enshrines the guardian deity of the sea.There is also Kaibami no Ike,a legendary pond where the dragon god is said to hide.

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Place:
Ryutakusan Zenpo Temple
Location:
100 Shimogawa , Tsuruoka(Map
Telephone:
+81-235-33-3303
URL:
http://www.Zenpoji.jp/

Bus Stop

Zenpoji
(30 minutes from Tsuruoka Sta.)

Fare

660yen (from Tsuruoka Sta.)

Yunohama Onsen

Yunohama Onsen is a hot spring resort area of modem hotels and Japanese-style inns along the coast that was established 1000 years ago. Bathing in open-air baths while looking out on the expansive sandy beach and the sun setting over the Sea of Japan is an absolute thrill that can only be experienced at a seaside onsen town.Visitors can also enjoy marine sports in the blue ocean waters.

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Place:
Yunohama Onsen
Location:
Yunohama, Tsuruoka(Map
Telephone:
+81-235-75-2258 (Yunohama tourist association)
URL:
http://www.yunohamaonsen.com/

Bus Stop

Yunohama Onsen
(40 minutes from Tsuruoka Sta.)

Fare

770yen (from Tsuruoka Sta.)

Kamo Aquarium

Kamo Aquarium boasts the world’s greatest number of jellyfish on display.Over 50 different species of jellyfish appear otherworldly as they float through the water.Not to be missed is the huge tank spanning 5m across,called the Jellyfish Dream Theater.The sigiat of thousands of moon jellies floating in the tank is spectacular.

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Place:
Kamo Aquarium (Kurage Dream kan)
Location:
657-1 Okubo Imaizumi, Tsuruoka(Map
Telephone:
+81-235-33-3036
Open:
9:00-17:00
Summer 9:00-18:00
Closed:
open all year round
Fee:
Adult 1,000yen, junior high/elememtary school student 500yen
URL:
http://kamo-kurage.jp/

Bus Stop

Kamo Suizokukan
(30 minutes from Tsuruoka Sta.)

Fare

740yen (from Tsuruoka Sta.)