Things to do in Sakata

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  • agfald
    78 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I discovered Domon Ken photography, in Rome, when just by chance I saw a huge exposition on his life work.
    So when we went to Japan, we went to Sakata just to see his museum. We spent a whole afternoon there. We saw the children of Showa exposition. Beautiful.
    The museum architecture is also beautiful, the idea of having many chairs for you to seat facing outside ( to a fantastic rock garden ) even if you have your back to the fantastic photographs....
    And another beautiful space, also with seats, but this time to seat admiring a beautiful pond, and a huge number of cherry trees all in bloom... I could stay there for hours. The idea of coming to a museum and admiring not only the works of art inside it, but taking the time to look outside and admire the nature around it, was in a way, new to me, and I really appreciated the time spent there.
    Worth the trip to Sakata.
    Written 9 February 2019
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  • John E
    Sendai, Japan63 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This was an interesting place. The displays of local artists inside and the interesting view of the storehouses themselves on the outside made for a pleasant time. We also paid the fee to see the museum. Some information was written in English as well as Japanese.
    Written 18 November 2022
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  • Hidden J
    5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Its about 5 stories tall and is against a rock face.

    Very beautiful and it is also located in a sort of gorge with a nice forest hike to get to it. Dont worry though, the hike is along a nice cement and wood path.
    Written 7 June 2017
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  • John E
    Sendai, Japan63 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We stopped by here for a view of the sea (not great) and to see the wooden lighthouse. We enjoyed walking around the park even on a drizzly day.
    Written 18 November 2022
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  • TassieTripping
    Hobart, Australia531 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This small garden was a short walk from the station. It was very well laid out, and luckily there were not very many visitors. There were many good photographic views so it was worth a slow walk around. I didn't have time to go into the museum or guest house but the latter was well sited in the garden
    Written 29 October 2018
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  • Audrey Chan
    Shah Alam, Malaysia71 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The BEST part was the English tour given by Ms Maki throughout the Museum & Geisha Show ❤️❤️❤️ So many Beautiful & Rare Art & Porcelain Antiques in a Truly Antique Edo Period Mansion ❤️❤️❤️
    Written 23 April 2023
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  • James V
    T68 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    For a small town like Sakata, the family that built this house had resources and taste. Half of the interconnected house was designed for the visiting government officials who were samurai class, and the other half was for the Honma merchants, who took care to not outshine their social superiors. The house remains in good shape and it has a double-nature not seen in many other locations. The displays are quality, and even if they do not have English explanations, you can enjoy wandering from room to room. Don't miss the large shop across the road, for unique local souvenirs and a few interesting displays.
    Written 20 March 2016
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  • KiwiYamabushi
    Sakata, Japan69 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Kaikoji temple just north of Sakata city centre is home to not just one, but two self-mummified monks. There is a display that shows some of the actual tools and garments the monks used during their training to become ‘living Buddha’ or to leave a trace of their achieving Buddhahood in our world, which they did for the salvation of the people. Here you can learn about the grueling training the monks went through, and the reasons why they did so as well. I wouldn’t recommend this place for the faint of heart, as the two Buddha Mummies is quite a sight to behold, but anyone seeking a spot like no other is definitely welcome. A few other landmarks are nearby, like hiyoriyama park, Hie Shrine, Somaro, and the Sanno club that are enough to take up a whole day. Phots are from the park.
    Written 17 February 2019
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  • Julia Y
    83 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely displays with helpful English speaking guides. Beautiful crafts. I was privileged to be able to try on a ceremonial kimono!
    Written 29 July 2019
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  • TassieTripping
    Hobart, Australia531 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This was a fascinating smaller residence with very friendly 'volunteer' staff. One of them took me outside to show me the cedar bark roof which was covered in stones - one of the very few buildings left with this type of roof. There reconstructions of various activities in some of the rooms, small garden areas and an English information sheet. The original owner had been very important in Sakata's shipping trade during the Edo period.
    Written 30 October 2018
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  • TassieTripping
    Hobart, Australia531 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This centre had a great walking map with details of all the key sights. The street map was very accurate. The staff member who assisted me did not have any English but he provided the map to me with no problems. There may have been other information available, but the map was all I wanted.
    Written 30 October 2018
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