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Sankyo Soko Storehouse

Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Great to wander around and soak up atmosphere

Museum is very small but lively area to visit and lovely gift shops. Lots of nice photo... read more

Reviewed 5 July 2018
Auckland, New Zealand
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Traditional Warehouses still in use

This long row of traditional warehouses once stored rice, other grains, benibana, dried fish and... read more

Reviewed 13 March 2016
James V
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  • Average21%
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4 Jul 2018
“Great to wander around and soak up atmosphere ”
3 Aug 2018
“Charming Place”
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1-1-8 Sankyomachi, Sakata 998-0838, Yamagata Prefecture
+81 234-24-2233
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Reviewed 4 August 2018

This place is a great place to enjoy a short walk and also very photogenic for people interested in photography. It is an easy place to find in Sakata and has a bridge connecting it over the river. There is a museum and shop in...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Brisbane41
Reviewed 5 July 2018 via mobile

Museum is very small but lively area to visit and lovely gift shops. Lots of nice photo opportunities and if you are an artist great for drawing

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank SandrafromNZ
Reviewed 21 May 2016

Overall: 2-3/4 stars The 10 rice warehouses are handsome buildings to look at, but otherwise the property wasn't very interesting. It deserves a brief stop if you’re driving through Sakata City, but I don't recommend going out of your way to see them.

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank Andrew1234
Reviewed 28 April 2016 via mobile

What an informative place..it has a history of transporting of rice to different areas using the Mogami River. Those were some back breaking days!! I watched the series "Oshin", and they have several scenes of this area.

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank James H
Reviewed 13 March 2016

This long row of traditional warehouses once stored rice, other grains, benibana, dried fish and other essentials for the local community between ships on the Japan Sea coast maritime route. Excellent shop and display of local products, with very few uninteresting items, even if you...More

Date of experience: March 2016
2  Thank James V
Reviewed 4 January 2016

Visited here in a winter day, just before its closing time. So cold and deserted, but enjoy the feeling, by imagining Sakata's prospering old days. 冬の一日、閉館時間の直前に訪問。寒くて人もいない中、酒田が商都として繁栄していた時代を思い描きつつ、気持ちよく過ごせました。

Date of experience: December 2015
Thank hongosen
Reviewed 11 August 2015

Nicely retianed rice storehouses, situated by the Mogami River with a gift shop inside. Still a working waehouse.

Date of experience: October 2014
Thank P_kun55
Reviewed 2 August 2015

very interesting to see how the construction was made. This was at one time a major center for rice and other products which travelled via river boats. The store is a bit pricy but very good selection of local products and sake!

Date of experience: July 2015
1  Thank johntaro
Reviewed 18 February 2015

I go to this place all of the time. Each season it hold a different kind of beauty. It is a pleasant place to walk around and try and buy local produce. There is also a rice museum, though it is simple and all in...More

Date of experience: February 2015
1  Thank YoroNikki
Reviewed 7 June 2013

Here was the old warehouse. This warehouse has protect the town from big fire when almost 30 years ago. Here is the pride of the Sakata citizens. Inside of warehouse has been remodeled now is a souvenir shop replace from warehouse You are able to...More

Date of experience: April 2013
1  Thank Akira M
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