Learn the history of the Westbound Sea Route and find a perfect souvenir in Sankyo Warehouse, Sakata City, Yamagata Prefecture
The Sankyo Warehouses of Sakata City, Yamagata Prefecture, are a symbol of the port town that flourished thanks to the Westbound Sea Route of the Edo Period. In addition to learning about history, it is also recommended to stop by at "Sakata Yume-no-Kura" where you can find special souvenir from Sakata City.
Besides rice, the merchant ships would load safflowers from Sakata, and on the return trip, bring back Kyoto cultural items, such as Kyoto Yuzen textiles and Hina dolls that had been dyed with those safflowers.The Sankyo Warehouses are still being used as warehouses, conveying the history of Sakata, which prospered as a rice shipping port.
As a symbol of fertile rice-growing area of Shonai that convey the history of Sakata, which prospered as a rice shipping port. This agricultural warehouses is still active duty having made the most of ancient wisdom to utilize the natural environment in order to keep the temperature of the warehouse. Sakata Tourism and Product Center, "Sakata Yume-no-Kura" and Historical Museum of Shonai Rice in the same premise are also popular spots for visitor.
More than 150 years old of Zelkova trees planted behind the warehouse in order to protect the warehouse from the strong winds from the Sea of Japan and to prevent rising temperature during summer. 36 Zelkova trees that flanked a path along the perimeter shows the beauty in every season and now become a highlight attraction of the warehouse.
|Address||1-1-20 Sankyo-machi, Sakata-shi, Yamagata|
|Access||10 minutes by Shonai-Kotsu Bus from Sakata Station to Sankyo Soko Mae Bus Stop, and take a short walk to Sankyo Warehouse|
|Business Hours||9:00 to 18:00
December to February: closed at 17:00
|Inquiries||TEL:0234-22-1223 (Sakata Tourism and Product Center)|
|Scheduled holidays||New Year's Day|