List of Historic Sites of Japan (Yamagata)

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This list is of the Historic Sites of Japan located within the Prefecture of Yamagata.[1]

National Historic Sites[edit]

As of 1 August 2014, twenty-six sites have been designated as being of national significance, including the Dewa Sendai Kaidō Nakayamagoe Pass, which spans the prefectural borders with Miyagi, and Mount Chōkai, which spans the prefectural borders with Akita.[2][3]

Site Municipality Comments Image Coordinates Type Ref.
Ichinosaka Site
一ノ坂遺跡
Ichinosaka iseki
Yonezawa 37°54′35″N 140°04′54″E / 37.9097051°N 140.08157581°E / 37.9097051; 140.08157581 (Ichinosaka Site) 1 324
Ichinosawa Caves
一の沢洞窟
Ichinosawa dōkutsu
Takahata 38°02′50″N 140°13′51″E / 38.04717099°N 140.23069678°E / 38.04717099; 140.23069678 (Ichinosawa Caves) 1 311
Inarimori Kofun
稲荷森古墳
Inarimori kofun
Nan'yō 38°02′23″N 140°09′26″E / 38.03960175°N 140.15722914°E / 38.03960175; 140.15722914 (Inarimori Kofun) 1 313
Ushū Kaidō
羽州街道
Ushū kaidō
Kaminoyama designation includes the sites of Narage-juku (楢下宿?) and Kanayamagoe Pass (金山越?)
Ushū Kaidō
38°05′49″N 140°18′43″E / 38.09683998°N 140.31189898°E / 38.09683998; 140.31189898 (Ushū Kaidō) 6 325
Nobesawa Ginzan Site
延沢銀山遺跡
Nobesawa ginzan iseki
Obanazawa Edo-period silver mine opened in the Keichō era 38°34′15″N 140°27′57″E / 38.57092966°N 140.46585514°E / 38.57092966; 140.46585514 (Nobesawa Ginzan Site) 6 317
Shimokomatsu Kofun Cluster
下小松古墳群
Shimokomatsu kofun-gun
Kawanishi 38°01′23″N 140°02′20″E / 38.02292195°N 140.03899876°E / 38.02292195; 140.03899876 (Shimokomatsu Kofun Cluster) 1 3267
Hibakoiwa Caves
火箱岩洞窟
Hibakoiwa dōkutsu
Takahata 38°03′02″N 140°12′56″E / 38.05058809°N 140.21551978°E / 38.05058809; 140.21551978 (Hibakoiwa Caves) 1 314
Chidōkan
旧致道館
kyū-Chidōkan
Tsuruoka han school[4]
Chidōkan
38°43′35″N 139°49′34″E / 38.72629173°N 139.826148°E / 38.72629173; 139.826148 (Chidōkan) 4 298
Old Abumiya Residence
旧鐙屋
kyū-Abumiya
Sakata the Abumiya family of rice brokers are mentioned in The Japanese Family Storehouse (日本永代蔵?) by Saikaku[5][6] 38°54′55″N 139°50′14″E / 38.91526229°N 139.8371745°E / 38.91526229; 139.8371745 (Old Abumiya Residence) 4 316
Furushida-Higashi Site
古志田東遺跡
Furushida-Higashi iseki
Yonezawa 37°53′53″N 140°05′55″E / 37.8980758°N 140.09852034°E / 37.8980758; 140.09852034 (Furushida-Higashi Site) 1 3259
Aterazawa Tateyama Castle Site
左沢楯山城
Aterazawa Tateyema-jō ato
Ōe 38°23′11″N 140°13′00″E / 38.38632209°N 140.21673242°E / 38.38632209; 140.21673242 (Aterazawa Tateyema Castle Site) 2 00003618
Yamagata Castle Site
山形城跡
Yamagata-jō ato
Yamagata
Yamagata Castle Site
38°15′20″N 140°19′41″E / 38.25562767°N 140.32801972°E / 38.25562767; 140.32801972 (Yamagata Castle Site) 2 318
Yama-dera
山寺
Yamadera
Yamagata also a Place of Scenic Beauty; immortalized in Bashō's haiku 閑さや岩にしみ入る蝉の声 "silence, penetrating into the rocks; the voice of a cicada"; in 1996 the Ministry of the Environment selected the cicadas of Yama-dera as one of the 100 Soundscapes of Japan[7]
Yamadera
38°18′50″N 140°26′06″E / 38.31375273°N 140.43511313°E / 38.31375273; 140.43511313 (Yamadera) 3 293
Oguni Castle Site
小国城跡
Oguni-jō ato
Tsuruoka 38°34′03″N 139°37′56″E / 38.56736191°N 139.63219514°E / 38.56736191; 139.63219514 (Oguni Castle Site) 2 3345
Matsugaoka Land Reclamation Area
松ヶ岡開墾場
Matsugaoka kaikonjō
Tsuruoka sericulture area developed in the early Meiji period by 3,000 former samurai of the Shōnai Domain; focus of the Matsugaoka Land Reclamation Area Memorial Museum (松ヶ岡開墾記念館?)[8][9] 38°42′01″N 139°53′10″E / 38.70026737°N 139.88623648°E / 38.70026737; 139.88623648 (Matsugaoka Land Reclamation Area) 6 322
Uesugi Harunori Teaching Site
上杉治憲敬師郊迎跡
Uesugi Harunori keishi kōgei ato
Yonezawa at Haguro Jinja (羽黒神社?) 37°52′04″N 140°08′38″E / 37.86782811°N 140.14401124°E / 37.86782811; 140.14401124 (Uesugi Harunori Teaching Site) 4 295
Kinowanosaku Castle Site
城輪柵
Kinowasaku ato
Sakata
Kinowanosaku Castle Site
38°57′50″N 139°54′31″E / 38.96377637°N 139.90870536°E / 38.96377637; 139.90870536 (Kinowanosaku Castle Site) 2 294
Shinjō Domain Tozawa Clan Graves
新庄藩主戸沢家墓所
Shinjō-han-shu Tozawa-ke bosho
Shinjō 38°46′49″N 140°18′24″E / 38.78028868°N 140.30672167°E / 38.78028868; 140.30672167 (Shinjō Domain Tozawa Clan Graves) 7 320
Nishinumata Site
西沼田遺跡
Nishinumata iseki
Tendō
Nishinumata Site
38°21′36″N 140°20′32″E / 38.36001062°N 140.34218715°E / 38.36001062; 140.34218715 (Nishinumata Site) 1 319
Ōdachi Caves
大立洞窟
Ōdachi dōkutsu
Takahata 38°01′16″N 140°12′29″E / 38.02116078°N 140.20814039°E / 38.02116078; 140.20814039 (Ōdachi Caves) 1 312
Shima Site
嶋遺跡
Shima iseki
Yamagata 38°17′03″N 140°19′08″E / 38.28426804°N 140.31875661°E / 38.28426804; 140.31875661 (Shima Site) 1 305
Dōnomae Site
堂の前遺跡
Dōnomae iseki
Sakata 38°57′43″N 139°55′35″E / 38.96186387°N 139.92635635°E / 38.96186387; 139.92635635 (Dōnomae Site) 2 310
Hinata Caves
日向洞窟
Hinata dōkutsu
Takahata 38°01′55″N 140°12′15″E / 38.03180639°N 140.20429331°E / 38.03180639; 140.20429331 (Hinata Caves) 1 308
Yonezawa Domain Uesugi Clan Graves
新庄藩主戸沢家墓所
Yonezawa-han-shu Uesugi-ke bosho
Yonezawa
Yonezawa Domain Uesugi Clan Graves
37°54′54″N 140°05′29″E / 37.91490884°N 140.09140705°E / 37.91490884; 140.09140705 (Yonezawa Domain Uesugi Clan Graves) 7 315
Mount Chōkai
鳥海山
Chōkaisan
Yuza designation includes areas of Yurihonjō and Nikaho in Akita Prefecture
Mount Chōkai
38°59′49″N 139°56′38″E / 38.996932°N 139.943850°E / 38.996932; 139.943850 (Mount Chōkai) 3 00003566
Dewa Sendai Kaidō Nakayamagoe Pass
出羽仙台街道中山越
Dewa Sendai kaidō Nakayamagoe
Mogami the road splits off from the Matsumaedō, subroute of the Ōshū Kaidō, at Yoshioka-juku (吉岡宿?); path of Matsuo Bashō on his journey from Hiraizumi to Dewa Sanzan, as recounted in Oku no Hosomichi;[10] the designation includes an area of Ōsaki in Miyagi Prefecture 38°44′15″N 140°36′59″E / 38.737515°N 140.616288°E / 38.737515; 140.616288 (Dewa Sendai Kaidō Nakayamagoe Pass) 6 3095
This list is complete and up-to-date as of 2 August 2014.

Prefectural Historic Sites[edit]

As of 1 May 2014, thirty-three sites have been designated as being of prefectural importance.[11][12][13]

Site Municipality Comments Image Coordinates Type Ref.
Takahara Kofun
高原古墳
Takahara kofun
Yamagata 38°16′44″N 140°22′04″E / 38.278858°N 140.367723°E / 38.278858; 140.367723 (Takahara Kofun) [1]
Jion-ji
慈恩寺
Jionji
Sagae Jionji Temple 2008-01.jpg 38°24′37″N 140°15′03″E / 38.410256°N 140.250826°E / 38.410256; 140.250826 (Jionji) [2]
Kawashimayama Site
河島山遺跡
Kawashimayama iseki
Murayama 38°29′10″N 140°21′13″E / 38.486080°N 140.353646°E / 38.486080; 140.353646 (Kawashimayama Site) [3]
Kakuchi Gakusha
格知学舎
Kakuchi gakusha
Tendō 38°20′38″N 140°24′35″E / 38.343928°N 140.409844°E / 38.343928; 140.409844 (Kakuchi Gakusha) [4]
Shimizumae Kofun Cluster
高原古墳
Shimizumae kofun-gun
Takahata 38°00′30″N 140°13′49″E / 38.008235°N 140.230179°E / 38.008235; 140.230179 (Shimizumae Kofun Cluster) [5]
Nakamurahara Earthen Altar
中村原土壇
Nakamurahara dodan
Iide 38°04′22″N 139°58′43″E / 38.072791°N 139.978631°E / 38.072791; 139.978631 (Nakamurahara Earthen Altar) [6]
Kitadate Daigaku Grave
北楯大学墓
Kitadate Daigaku no haka
Shōnai 38°47′31″N 139°58′27″E / 38.791874°N 139.974253°E / 38.791874; 139.974253 (Kitadate Daigaku Grave) [7]
Mount Haguro Southern Valley
羽黒山南谷
Hagurosan minami-dani
Tsuruoka 38°42′06″N 139°58′56″E / 38.701688°N 139.982107°E / 38.701688; 139.982107 (Mount Haguro Southern Valley) [8]
Naoe Kanetsugu Grave
直江兼続夫妻の墓
Naoe Kanetsugu fusai no haka
Yonezawa graves of both husband and wife at Rinsen-ji (林泉寺?) 37°54′05″N 140°06′05″E / 37.901415°N 140.101444°E / 37.901415; 140.101444 (Naoe Kantesugu Grave) [9]
Takeda Daizen no Tayū Nobikyo Grave
武田大膳太夫信清の墓
Takeda Daizen no Tayū Nobikyo no haka
Yonezawa 37°54′05″N 140°06′05″E / 37.901307°N 140.101438°E / 37.901307; 140.101438 (Takeda Daizen no Tayū Nobikyo Grave) [10]
Ichirizuka
一里塚
ichirizuka
Sakata 38°53′44″N 139°53′13″E / 38.895659°N 139.886861°E / 38.895659; 139.886861 (Milestone) [11]
Takaseyama Kofun
高瀬山古墳
Takaseyama kofun
Sagae Takaseyama Kofun SAGAE 2013.jpg 38°21′46″N 140°16′10″E / 38.362758°N 140.269339°E / 38.362758; 140.269339 (Takaseyama Kofun) [12]
Niirone Kofun Cluster
二色根古墳
Niirone kofun-gun
Nan'yō 38°03′25″N 140°09′31″E / 38.056844°N 140.158725°E / 38.056844; 140.158725 (Niirone Kofun Cluster) [13]
Amagasawa Earthen Altar
尼ヶ沢土壇
Amagasawa dodan
Kawanishi 38°00′16″N 140°02′37″E / 38.004482°N 140.043647°E / 38.004482; 140.043647 (Amagasawa Earthen Altar) [14]
Fukiura Stone Age Site
吹浦石器時代遺跡
Fukiura sekki-jidai iseki
Yuza 39°04′10″N 139°52′54″E / 39.069421°N 139.881749°E / 39.069421; 139.881749 (Fukiura Stone Age Site) [15]
Harusame-an Site
春雨庵跡
Harusame-an ato
Kaminoyama Harusame-an house.jpg 38°09′23″N 140°16′08″E / 38.156427°N 140.268953°E / 38.156427; 140.268953 (Harusame-an Site) [16]
Yagashiwa Kofun Cluster
谷柏古墳群
Yagashiwa kofun-gun
Yamagata 38°12′40″N 140°17′10″E / 38.210973°N 140.286098°E / 38.210973; 140.286098 (Yagashiwa Kofun Cluster) [17]
Akutsu Kofun Cluster
安久津古墳群
Akutsu kofun-gun
Takahata 38°00′28″N 140°12′02″E / 38.007660°N 140.200546°E / 38.007660; 140.200546 (Akutsu Kofun Cluster) [18]
Iidesan Water Conduit
飯豊山の穴堰
Iidesan no anazeki
Iide, Oguni 147.7 m tunnel excavated through Mount Iide between 1798 and 1818[14] 37°51′25″N 139°42′27″E / 37.856829°N 139.707470°E / 37.856829; 139.707470 (Iidesan Water Conduit) [19]
Aratame Castle Site
新田目城跡
Aratame-jō ato
Sakata 38°58′03″N 139°53′19″E / 38.967617°N 139.888530°E / 38.967617; 139.888530 (Aratame Castle Site) [20]
Sue Ware Kiln Site
須恵器窯跡
Sueki kama ato
Kaminoyama 38°08′53″N 140°15′40″E / 38.148060°N 140.261241°E / 38.148060; 140.261241 (Sue Ware Kiln Site) [21]
Tsuchiyagura Kofun Cluster
土矢倉古墳群
Tsuchiyagura kofun-gun
Kaminoyama 38°09′47″N 140°18′01″E / 38.163058°N 140.300356°E / 38.163058; 140.300356 (Tsuchiyagura Kofun Cluster) [22]
Sue Ware Kiln Site
須恵器窯跡
Sueki kama ato
Tsuruoka 38°42′59″N 139°42′54″E / 38.716297°N 139.714937°E / 38.716297; 139.714937 (Sue Ware Kiln Site) [23]
Kyōgakura Sutra Mound
経ヶ倉山経塚
Kyōgakura kyōzuka
Sakata 38°53′21″N 139°59′01″E / 38.889262°N 139.983544°E / 38.889262; 139.983544 (Kyōgakura Sutra Mound) [24]
Maruoka Castle Site
丸岡城跡及び加藤清正墓碑
Maruoka-jō ato oyobi Katō Kiyomasa bohi
Tsuruoka designation includes the tombstone of Katō Kiyomasa 38°40′51″N 139°49′54″E / 38.680937°N 139.831796°E / 38.680937; 139.831796 (Maruoka Castle Site) [25]
Tamagawa Jōmon Site
玉川縄文遺跡
Tamagawa Jōmon iseki
Tsuruoka 38°42′20″N 139°56′23″E / 38.705556°N 139.939696°E / 38.705556; 139.939696 (Tamagawa Jōmon Site) [26]
Kakuniyama Stone Age Dwelling Sites
角二山石器時代住居跡群
Fukiura sekki-jidai jūkyo ato-gun
Ōishida 38°35′20″N 140°22′23″E / 38.588967°N 140.373151°E / 38.588967; 140.373151 (Kakuniyama Stone Age Dwelling Sites) [27]
Sugesawa No.2 Kofun
菅沢古墳二号墳
Sugesawa kofun nigōfun
Yamagata 38°13′39″N 140°16′17″E / 38.227376°N 140.271313°E / 38.227376; 140.271313 (Sugesawa No.2 Kofun) [28]
Hirakata Fortified Residence Site
平形館跡
Hirakata tate ato
Tsuruoka 38°46′31″N 139°53′56″E / 38.775348°N 139.898937°E / 38.775348; 139.898937 (Hirakata Fortified Residence Site) [29]
Jūgorigahara Battlefield
十五里ヶ原古戦場
Jūgorigahara ko-senjō
Tsuruoka 38°44′49″N 139°47′06″E / 38.747080°N 139.784900°E / 38.747080; 139.784900 (Jūgorigahara Battlefield) [30]
Tenjinmori Kofun
天神森古墳
Tenjinmori kofun
Kawanishi 38°00′24″N 140°03′04″E / 38.006688°N 140.051072°E / 38.006688; 140.051072 (Tenjinmori Kofun) [31]
Former Yamagata Prefectural Assembly Building
旧山形県会仮議事堂
kyū-Yamagata-ken kaikarigijidō
Yamagata 38°15′25″N 140°20′25″E / 38.256898°N 140.340402°E / 38.256898; 140.340402 (Former Yamagata Prefectural Assembly Building) [32]
Shimizu Castle Site
清水城
Shimizu-jō ato
Ōkura 38°41′53″N 140°13′30″E / 38.698121°N 140.225061°E / 38.698121; 140.225061 (Shimizu Castle Site) [33]
This list is complete and up-to-date as of 2 August 2014.

Municipal Historic Sites[edit]

As of 1 May 2014 a further one hundred and sixty-three sites have been designated as being of municipal importance.[15]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cultural Properties for Future Generations". Agency for Cultural Affairs. Retrieved 2 August 2014. 
  2. ^ 史跡名勝天然記念物 [Number of Monuments of Japan by Prefecture] (in Japanese). Agency for Cultural Affairs. 1 August 2014. Retrieved 2 August 2014. 
  3. ^ "Database of National Cultural Properties: 史跡名勝天然記念物 (史跡, 特別史跡 山形県 2県以上)" (in Japanese). Agency for Cultural Affairs. Retrieved 2 August 2014. 
  4. ^ Motoyama Yukihito (1997). Proliferating Talent: Essays on Politics, Thought and Education in the Meiji Era. University of Hawaii Press. pp. 162 ff. ISBN 978-0-824-81846-3. 
  5. ^ 旧鐙屋 [Old Abumiya] (in Japanese). Sakata City. Retrieved 1 July 2012. 
  6. ^ Sargent, G. W. (translator) (1959). The Japanese Family Storehouse: or the Millionaires' Gospel Modernised. Cambridge University Press. p. 178. 
  7. ^ "100 Soundscapes of Japan" (in Japanese). Ministry of the Environment. Retrieved 1 July 2012. 
  8. ^ 松ヶ岡開墾場 [Matsugaoka Land Reclamation Area] (in Japanese). Yamagata Prefecture. Retrieved 1 July 2012. 
  9. ^ "Matsu-ga-oka Land Reclamation Memorial Museum". Yamagata Prefectural Museum. Retrieved 1 July 2012. 
  10. ^ 出羽仙台街道中山越 [Dewa Sendai Kaidō Nakayamagoe Pass] (in Japanese). Miyagi Prefecture. Retrieved 1 July 2012. 
  11. ^ 都道府県別指定等文化財件数(都道府県分) [Number of Prefectural Cultural Properties by Prefecture] (in Japanese). Agency for Cultural Affairs. 1 May 2014. Retrieved 2 August 2014. 
  12. ^ 国・県指定等文化財件数一覧 [Number of National and Prefectural Cultural Properties] (in Japanese). Yamagata Prefecture. Retrieved 12 July 2013. 
  13. ^ 県指定文化財 史跡 [Prefectural Historic Sites] (in Japanese). Yamagata Prefecture. Retrieved 12 July 2013. 
  14. ^ 飯豊山穴堰 [Iidesan Water Conduit] (in Japanese). Iide Town. Retrieved 1 July 2012. 
  15. ^ 都道府県別指定等文化財件数(市町村分) [Number of Municipal Cultural Properties by Prefecture] (in Japanese). Agency for Cultural Affairs. 1 May 2014. Retrieved 2 August 2014.