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Samurai Silk and History of Shonai Domain

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Visit Matsugaoka in Tsuruoka City where all the processes from sericulture to silk product making are still available. Tsuruoka and its surrounding area called Shonai is the one and only area that can provide the whole supply chain of silk products. Learn the history of Samurais who gave up their swords for hoes to plant mulberry trees for the sake of helping the modernization of Japan and also to clear their names after being defeated by the new government centered around the Meiji Emperor.

10:00 AM

Meeting Point

JR Tsuruoka Station

- In front of ticket gate of JR Tsuruoka Station. There is only one gate.

10:20 AM

Matsugaoka Craft Park

Visit Matsugaoka Crat Park. Take a look at the old silkworm houses, Cultivation Memorial Hall, and enjoy a nice walk around the buildings from 150 years ago.

11:30 AM

Lunch

Lunch at nearby Italian restaurant.

01:00 PM

Silk Miraikan

Visit Silk-Miraikan to see silk industry exhibition. Enjoy shopping in Kibiso Shop where genuine and authentic silk products made in Shonai are available.

01:40 PM

Leave for JR Tsuruoka Station

Ending Point

JR Tsuruoka Station

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What‘s included

guide fee

transportation fee via TOYOTA Roomy

gasoline expense

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What‘s not included

-Lunch - Please pay at the restaurant for the guide and yourself.

-Admission to the Matsugaoka's cultivation memorial hall (300YEN) - Please pay when entering.

-Toll fee - This tour doesn't use toll road but in case of changing the itinerary and drive toll roads, please cover the cost.

Tour Important Information

Please take out travel insurance

Car used for this tour is TOYOTA Roomy

The facilities are closed on Wednesdays.

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I'm available mainly during daytime from 8am to 5pm. Night time negotiable.


My area of guiding is northern part of Yamagata prefecture, namely Tsuruoka City, Sakata City, Shinjo City, Mikawa-machi, Shonai-machi, Yuza-machi.

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