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Somaro

1-2-20 Hiyoshicho, Sakata 998-0037, Yamagata Prefecture
+81 234-21-2310
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Beautiful

This is a beautiful building restored recently to a very high standard, and at 2 pm the perform a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Davidandalun
via mobile
A Wonderful Cultural Experience, with Tremendous Hospitality

After living for a year and a half in Sakata city, I finally managed to find the time to visit... read more

Reviewed 6 March 2017
Corballicious
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Dublin, Ireland
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2 weeks ago
“Beautiful ”
5 Mar 2017
“A Wonderful Cultural Experience, with Tremendous Hospitality”
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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1-2-20 Hiyoshicho, Sakata 998-0037, Yamagata Prefecture
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a beautiful building restored recently to a very high standard, and at 2 pm the perform a short dance by training geisha or Maiko-the end of the performance you can have your photo taken with the Maiko-San. You would never get this in...More

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Reviewed 6 March 2017

After living for a year and a half in Sakata city, I finally managed to find the time to visit Somaro last Sunday. After spending a few hours there, I can safely say that I wish I visited sooner! One of the distinguishing aspects of...More

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Derek Y, Public Relations Manager at Somaro, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a great review!!

Reviewed 6 March 2017

I have been living in Sakata for about 8 months before I came to Somaro. I went with my friends for a private event, which included bento boxed lunches. The employees spoke English well and they were helpful to direct me during my time there....More

Thank Vi P
Derek Y, Public Relations Manager at Somaro, responded to this review

Thanks again for visiting and for the review Vi!!

Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

It is so fortunate that this exquisite teahouse treasure was chosen to be renovated and preserved. It is a definite must-see experience. As you walk through the different rooms, you can feel the history of the past. The Maiko performance with accompanying shamisen is a...More

1  Thank hbclee
Reviewed 28 December 2016

The Somaro Tea House was stunningly beautiful with a large collection of original paintings and artwork from the exchange between Kyoto and Sakata since the 1600s. We were free to roam the building and walk through the traditional hallways with vivid red walls and intricate...More

Thank Jason Y
Reviewed 18 February 2015

Superb attraction. Really worth it. I took a party of 7 friends here for the lunch show. I pre-booked and cushions and low chairs were arranged for each guest with a stacked box of food. They even prepared crayons and paper for my 1 year...More

1  Thank YoroNikki
Reviewed 24 March 2013

hubby and I caught the Kira Kira Uetsu train from Niigata to Sakata for fun. It's a lovely windy scenic journey. Anyways, Somaro. Hubby suggested to me on a whim to visit 'this geisha place cos we didn't see geishas in Kyoto'. We caught a...More

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Reviewed 11 January 2017
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Reviewed 11 November 2016
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Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile
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