Mogami Yoshiaki Historical Museum, Yamagata

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The is a museum in the city of Yamagata in northern Japan just outside the reconstructed Great Eastern Gate of Yamagata Castle. It focuses on the place in history of Mogami Yoshiaki and his role in building the foundations of present-day Yamagata. The museum opened on 1 December 1989 in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the founding of modern Yamagata City. Its purpose is to preserve and study, display and make accessible to the public historical items from Yoshiaki's time (1546- 1614) when the Yamagata Domain was the fifth largest feudal domain in Japan. Armory, swords and firearms from the historic battles of the 16th century and later are exhibited, along with art works, old maps of the castle town and official documents connected with the Mogami clan and its history. Among the museum's most prized items exhibited are the large standing screen of the Battle of Hasedo, and Mogami Yoshiaki's helmet and battle command baton. There are also special exhibitions of old and modern swords. The museum has English information on the exhibits available. Admission is free. The museum is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and is closed Mondays.Address1-53 Ote-machi, Yamagata-shi, Yamagata-ken Telephone: 023-625-7101
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  • July 25, 2017
    Kajo Park folded, too hot (temperature of 36 degrees Celsius and anything! ) I went in the corner with a fountain and cool. Walk from the Kajo Park, located just a few minutes. Signs and Mogami Yoshiaki historical Museum. Speaking of Yamagata, the Mogami clan's. Kajo Park top Yoshimitsu statue on a horse. Of the Mogami clan expanded Yamagata think such State of war at the time, has suspended space and time. It was free admission.
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  • June 24, 2017
    Statue of was Park top Yoshimitsu was cool, so I went to the Museum of history. It was free. Exhibition was very small, not so good. It may be just the statue.
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  • June 18, 2017
    At the Park just 1 image, swords of righteousness light and exhibited. One of ryoma's sword. Free of charge, to determine the angle of history, history of righteousness light and just right.
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Stay in the city center of Yamagata for the leading hotels serving the prefecture. Close to the main train station and all the restaurants, bars, and clubs of the city, the hotels rarely stray too far from this central area. You'll find both basic and luxury options, as well as some guesthouses on side streets. Many visitors opt to stay at one of the hot spring resorts in the surrounding areas, including Zao Onsen and Ginzan Onsen, where you'll find guesthouses with onsite traditional spas that use the water from the hot springs.
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