「Sankyo Warehouse(山居倉庫)」[in Sakata City, Yamagata Prefecture]


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Today, I would like to introduce Sankyo Warehouse in Sakata City, Yamagata Prefecture.



Do you know ”Sankyo Warehouse”?


In 1893, Sankyo Warehouse was built in what was then Udogawara Village by the Sakai family of the former Shonai Domain as a warehouse attached to the Sakata Rice Exchange.

It is a rice grain warehouse designated as a national historic site in March 2021.




①”Sankyo Warehouse”(山居倉庫)

Sankyo Warehouse, which became a national historic site in March 2021, is a rice storage warehouse built by the Sakai family, the former feudal lord, in 1893.

The history of Sakata, which prospered as a shipping port for rice, has been handed down to the present day, and it was also the location of the NHK morning TV drama “Oshin”.

It is a group of warehouses consisting of 12 white-walled warehouses with a storage capacity of 10,800 tons (180,000 bales) of rice.

It is a low-temperature warehouse that makes use of the wisdom of our predecessors who used nature, such as lining a row of zelkova trees in the background to prevent high temperatures in the summer, and a double roof to prevent moisture inside.

It is no longer used as an agricultural warehouse.

Of the 12 buildings, two are used as the Sakata City Tourism and Product Center “Sakata Yume no Kura”, and one building is used as the “Shonai Rice History Museum”.
You can buy various souvenirs.

〈Related Links:山居倉庫(Sankyo Warehouse) – Wikipedia


location1-1-20 Sankyo-cho, Sakata-shi
opening hours9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
(until 4:30 p.m. in December)
closing day・Shonai Rice History Museum
  December 29th to the end of February
・Sakata yumenokura:January 1
price・Shonai Rice History Museum
  300 yen for adults
  200 yen for middle and high school students
  150 yen for elementary school students
・Sakata yumenokura:free
parking27 regular cars, 3 large cars
contact information・Shonai Rice History Museum
  URL:外部サイトへリンク 新規ウインドウで開きます。https://www.zennoh-yamagata.or.jp/
・Sakata yumenokura
  URL:外部サイトへリンク 新規ウインドウで開きます。http://www.sakata-kankou.com/spot/30159
english notationYes
nearest accommodationHotels and Ryokan near Sankyo Warehouse

・Hotels:About 3000 yen to 6000 yen per person
・Ryokan:About 4000 yen to 8000 yen per person


There is also a store where you can buy cheap and fresh vegetables.


”Sakata yumenokura”(souvenir shop)

You can buy souvenirs at “Sakata Yumenokura” in Sankyo Warehouse.


Many famous ”Japanese sake(Liquor)” are sold.


Sakata City is also famous for ramen, and ramen that you can make at home is also sold.


Sakata City is famous for producing “dadachamame”, the most delicious green soybeans in Japan.

This souvenir “Dadakko Mame” is a freeze-dried “Dadacha Mame”, so you can enjoy the original delicious taste.


The “Oshidori Milk Cake” is also famous, and is a delicious candy that can be chewed.


There were 6 souvenirs recommended by the shop, so I will introduce them.


・Tamura Milk Langue de Chat(田村牛乳ラングドシャ)

It’s a classic langue de chat.


・”Sakata Musume”(酒田むすめ)

It’s sweet, soft, and delicious.


・rice mulang(おこめのムラング)

It is a sweet with a crispy texture that uses rice.


・”Komedawara sable”(米俵サブレー)

It is a sweet made from rice flour and shaped like a bag of rice.


・Sakata crackers(酒田せんべい)

It is a rice cracker made from rice grown in Sakata City.


・sesame roof(ごま屋根)

It’s a rice cracker made with a lot of sesame, and it looks like the roof of a Sankyo warehouse.



②”Sakata Seafood Market”(さかた海鮮市場)

My recommended lunch is “Sakata Seafood Market”, which is about a 10-minute walk from “Sankyo Warehouse”.

Fresh fish are sold at Sakata Seafood Market.

In addition, you can eat lunch using those fresh fish.

The restaurants where you can eat those lunches are “Wan(和ん)” and “Tobishima(とびしま)”.

〈Related Links::Sakata Seafood Market(kaisen-ichiba.net)


  • “Wan”(和ん):you can eat delicious sushi and seafood rice bowls.
  • ”Tobishima”(とびしま):At Tobishima, you can eat delicious seafood rice bowls and set meals.
opening hours・Wan(和ん):11:00 a.m. to 15:00 p.m.
 (7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.)
 11:00 a.m. to 19:00 p.m.
closing dayopen all year round
parkingAbout 300 cars can be parked



We ate at ”Tobishima(とびしま)”.


Even though it was a weekday and it was raining, there were many customers.


I ate “Chutoro Negi Toro Don (1800 yen)” and enjoyed high-class and delicious tuna.


My friend who went with me ate the “Super Sashimi Teishoku (1500 yen)” and enjoyed a variety of delicious fish sashimi.


“Tobishima-zen (1000 yen)” is a popular menu item with the best cost performance that allows you to eat grilled fish, sashimi, tempura, etc.



③Surrounding scenery

”Hiyoriyama Park” is one of Japan’s top 100 city parks and Japan’s top 100 historical parks.


The ”Lion Head” was made in 1979 as a symbol of reconstruction in the year commemorating the reconstruction of the ”Great Sakata Fire”.


You can also see ships at Sakata Port.





【Route, etc.】

It takes about 6 hours from Narita Airport to Sankyo Warehouse without using an airplane.

It takes about 5 hours by plane from Narita Airport to Sankyo Warehouse.


For details, please search the site “Japan Transit Planner” at the link below.

You can freely choose the vehicle, price, travel time, etc.

〈Related Links:Route Search – Japan Transit Planner | Norikae Annai


“Runrun Bus”

The “Runrun Bus” is convenient for going back and forth between Sakata Station and Sankyo Warehouse.

The one-way fare is 200 yen for adults and 100 yen for children.


The bus stop below is a landmark.


~ Timetable (From Sakata Station to Sankyo Warehouse) ~

Referrer:Sakata City Official Website (sakata.lg.jp)


~ Timetable (From Sankyo Warehouse to Sakata Station) ~

Referrer:Sakata City Official Website (sakata.lg.jp)


luxury cruise ship

At the port of Sakata, many luxury liner cruises such as “Diamond Princess” and “Silver Muse” come.

〈Related Links:Diamond Princess (ship) – Wikipedia


Please refer to the link below for cruise ship port call schedules and results.

〈Related Links:Scheduled and Actual Cruise Ship Port Calls (Sakata City Official Website)




How was it?

If you are interested in history and buildings, please enjoy the niche way of enjoying at ”Sankyo Warehouse”!