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Honma Art Museum

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7-7 Onarichō, Sakata, Yamagata 998-0024, Japan

Opened in 1947, this museum shows arts, crafts & tea ceremony exhibitions plus a traditional garden.

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phone+81 234-24-4311
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Mondays: 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Tuesdays: 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Wednesdays: 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Thursdays: 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Fridays: 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Saturdays: 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Sundays: 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM

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Randy Brash 11 months ago

Very nice gardens and tea ceremony

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Caroline J. a year ago

Went there for the Hina Doll Exhibition. The front office staff is friendly and helpful. You can request her for an English pamphlet but explanation in English is readily available by scanning barcode (via internet). I paid 450 yen (cost for university student, bring your student card), but adult entry is 1000 yen covering all parts. The museum consist of exhibition buiding, Japanese garden, and villa. From the main entrance you will enter the exhibition building first. It's full of art and doll collection from various period. I recommend not to go alone because the nuance is kinda... vintage and eerie. Note that the toilet is only here, so make sure to empty your bladder here before moving on to the other parts of the museum. The garden is serene, you can hear birds and moving tree branches house. You can also see the beautiful villa and blue pond filled with huge koi fish from the garden. To enter the villa, just follow the mark. You will be greeted by another friendly staff. When I went there, they also show the hina dolls arragements and the 傘福 (kasa fuku) native to Sakata. The hina dolls exhibition lasts till 6 April 2023. They also have umbrella service for free if it's raining, and you can enjoy tea+dessert in the villa at additional cost. You can also bring professional camera, because photo and video are allowed in every parts. I won't spill the most beautiful part because it has to be you who discover it😄

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Gabor S. (賀慕流) 3 years ago

Not a big museum but a very rich exhibition. Japanese artifacts from past centuries from the Shonai area, including original writings by the famous haiku poet Matsuo Basho. But the garden is one of a kind, it must be on a top list of Japanese gardens. It's so beautiful, so delicate, so perfect that words cannot describe its beauty.

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Alex Kornya 4 years ago

We stumbled across this beautiful Japanese garden while waiting for our next train to Akita. We only had an hour or so in Sakata. It was an unexpected chance to rejuvenate our weary travelers’ souls.

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Windy Hsw 6 years ago

It's beautiful, but at the time we were there, there is no one else except us.