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Sakata Travel guide
Sakata : Michelin's recommendations
Sakata is a dynamic city in the province of Yamagata. It has a prosperous merchant past, in particular thanks to the Homma family, who were, and still are, very powerful. Remarkably, the family even shared its Homma Mansion, built in the 18C, with samurais, even though the social standing of the latter was far superior to the merchant elite. The same family also commissioned the Homma Art Museum, which is set in sumptuous grounds, Kakubu-en. It was inaugurated in 1947 and pays homage to the wealthy Sakai family from Shonai.
Tourist attractions Sakata : Things to see and do
JPN - Sakata
A native of Sakata, Domon Ken (1909-1990) was one of the great masters of photographic realism. This was Japan's first museum of photography and its entire collection, numbering some 70 000 works, is made up of Domon prints. The building, which appea..
Higashi-omachi 1-48-12 JPN - Sakata
Located a 5-minute taxi ride from JR Sakata Train Station, Hotel Route-Inn Sakata offers modern accommodations with free wired internet, hot public baths and a complimentary breakfast buffet. Guests can rent laptops at the front desk. The air-condit..