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Tsuruoka overview

Tsuruoka is known for its historical sites, museums, and monuments. You'll enjoy winter fun such as skiing. Learn about local heritage at landmarks like Taihinkan and Shonai Shrine. Be sure stop by Churenji Temple and Dainichibo Temple while you're here. Tsuruoka is an inviting destination that has something for everyone.

Where to stay in Tsuruoka

A welcoming city for all, Tsuruoka has a variety of lodging options.
  • • 4 3-star hotels with an average price of $44 per night

Here are the top hotels based on traveler reviews of Tsuruoka hotels:
  • • Hotel Route-Inn Tsuruoka Ekimae
  • • Hotel Route-Inn Tsuruoka Inter
  • • Kyukamura Haguro

How to get to Tsuruoka

Fly in to Sakata (SYO-Shonai), 15.3 mi (24.6 km) from downtown Tsuruoka. Yamagata (GAJ) is the next closest major airport, 33.3 mi (53.6 km) away.

What to see around Tsuruoka

Fun activities include attractions such as:
  • • Hagurosan Ski Area
  • • Budoh Ski Resort
The area's local highlights include its museums and places like:
  • • Taihinkan
  • • Dewa-sanzan History Museum
  • • Ken Domon Museum of Photography
  • • Sakata City Museum of Art
  • • Sakata Observatory and Museum
Memorable for its historical sites, monuments, and these top landmarks to visit:
  • • Shonai Shrine
  • • Heishindo Former Kazama Family Residence
  • • Nangakuji Temple
  • • Five-Story Pagoda
  • • Fukikoshi Shrine
Here are some local highlights:
  • • Churenji Temple
  • • Dainichibo Temple
  • • Tsuruoka Park
  • • Shonai Movie Village
  • • Yura Port

When to visit Tsuruoka

If you're still deciding when to visit, here are the seasonal norms to help you plan:

Seasonal temperature averages
  • • January-March: 53°F day, 26°F night
  • • April-June: 75°F day, 36°F night
  • • July-September: 83°F day, 56°F night
  • • October-December: 71°F day, 29°F night
Seasonal rainfall averages
  • • January-March: 6.3 inches
  • • April-June: 13.3 inches
  • • July-September: 19.6 inches
  • • October-December: 8.3 inches