Tsuruoka

Tsuruoka
Tsuruoka
Tsuruoka
Tsuruoka
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Timezone: GMT + 9
Airport
Venue Capacity:
Accommodation capacity: 1,379

CONTACT

SHONAI VISITORS ASSOCIATION

Tel.
+81-235-68-2511
Fax.
+81-235-66-4728
URL
http://yamagata-shonai.com/ 
E-mail
shonai@mokkedano.net 
∨ ∧ Overview

Cutting-edge biotech research in an old rice-producing region

Tsuruoka flourished during the Edo period as a castle town in one of the country’s best rice producing regions, and became famous for fine rice and sake. Today, as the home of the Institute for Advanced Biosciences of Keio University, the city is attracting international attention in the field of biotechnology. Tsuruoka City is also endowed with a rich culture such as Kurokawa noh performance and the Dewa Sanzan (the three mountains of Dewa), which is one of the most sacred sites of the Shugendo ascetic sect, and visitors can enjoy either vegetarian meals prepared by Shugendo practitioners or fresh local seafood. The wide selection of excursions includes Tsuruoka Park, famous for its 800 cherry trees, rafting on the Mogamigawa River, and the Yunohama onsen hot spring. Yunohama also features sea bathing at its coastal location on the Sea of Japan.

Key Facts
  • Region:
    Hokkaido & Tohoku
    Population:
    0.1 million (City)
  • Access:





    From Aomori Airport > central mori: 35 minutes by bus/car

  • Local Speciality:

    Place to visit:

Number of Rooms Hotel 1,052
Japanese Inn 1,277
Max. Capacity of Hotel Hotel 1,379
Japanese Inn 8,324
Average Temperature and Average Precipitation
Month JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
Average Temperature 1℃ 1℃ 4℃ 10℃ 15℃ 19℃ 23℃ 25℃ 20℃ 14℃ 9℃ 4℃
Average Precipitation 209mm 130mm 122mm 103mm 115mm 120mm 201mm 173mm 184mm 214mm 268mm 257mm
∨ ∧ Venues
  • DEWA SHONAI INTERNATIONAL FORUM
    Convention Facility

    This facility has a hall with a capacity of 300 persons, several meeting room...

    Number
    of Beds
    Number of
    Guest Rooms
    Seating Capacity Amount of
    Exhibition
    Space (m²)
    Theater Classroom Reception Banquets
    300 30 150 100 396
  • TOKYO DAIICHI HOTEL TSURUOKA
    Hotel

    Located near JR Tsuruoka Station, there is also a limousine bus service to an...

    Number
    of Beds
    Number of
    Guest Rooms
    Seating Capacity Amount of
    Exhibition
    Space (m²)
    Theater Classroom Reception Banquets
    157 124 700 400 550 400 1028
∨ ∧ Attractions

-Kurokawa noh performances, Shinto music and dance, and kabuki
-Tasty rice from the Shonai Plain, local seafood and sake, or vegetarian meals prepared by practitioners of Shugendo
-Visit to Yunohama onsen hot spring beside the sea

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