Tsuruoka

Tsuruoka

Tsuruoka, city (1990 pop. 99,889), Yamagata prefecture, NE Honshu, Japan. An agricultural center, Tsuruoka produces candles, textiles, sake, and agricultural machines.
is a city located in the Shonai region of Yamagata, Japan.

Tsuruoka is the second largest city in Yamagata Prefecture after Yamagata City. After the neighboring towns of Atsumi, Asahi, Kushibiki and Haguro merged into Tsuruoka in October 2005, the city's total area came to 1,311.51 km².

The city is located on the coast of Yamagata Prefecture bordering the Sea of Japan and has some locally popular beaches such as Yunohama (湯の浜) and Sanze(三瀬).

History

The city was founded on October 1, 1924 becoming Japan's 100th city.

Economy

Demographics

Health

  • Tsuruoka Shonai Hospital
  • Tsuruoka Kyoritsu Hospital
  • Yutagawa Onsen Rehabilitation Medical Center

Education

University

High School

  • Tsuruoka Minami High School
  • Tsuruoka Kita High School
  • Tsuruoka Kamo Fisheries High School
  • Tsuruoka Higashi High School
  • Tsuruoka Kogyo High School

  • Tsuruoka Tyuo High School
  • Tsuruoka Tyuo High School, Atsumi School
  • Yamazoe High School
  • Shonai Agricultural High School
  • Haguro High School

Junior High School

  • Tsuruoka Daiichi Junior High School
  • Tsuruoka Daini Junior High School
  • Tsuruoka Daisan Junior High School
  • Tsuruoka Daiyon Junior High School
  • Tsuruoka Daigo Junior High School
  • Tsuruoka Toyoura Junior High School

  • Tsuruoka Fujishima Junior High School
  • Tsuruoka Haguro Junior High School
  • Tsuruoka Kushibiki Junior High School
  • Tsuruoka Asahi Junior High School
  • Tsuruoka Atsumi Junior High School

Elementary School

  • Tsuruoka Tyoyo Daiichi Elementary School
  • Tsuruoka Tyoyo Daini Elementary School
  • Tsuruoka Tyoyo Daisan Elementary School
  • Tsuruoka Tyoyo Daiyon Elementary School
  • Tsuruoka Tyoyo Daigo Elementary School
  • Tsuruoka Tyoyo Dairoku Elementary School
  • Tsuruoka Itsuki Elementary School
  • Tsuruoka Kogane Elementary School
  • Tsuruoka Sakae Elementary School
  • Tsuruoka Oizumi Elementary School
  • Tsuruoka Yutagawa Elementary School
  • Tsuruoka Kyoden Elementary School
  • Tsuruoka Tagawa Elementary School
  • Tsuruoka Sanze Elementary School

  • Tsuruoka Kogata Elementary School
  • Tsuruoka Yura Elementary School
  • Tsuruoka Kamo Elementary School
  • Tsuruoka Yunohama Elementary School
  • Tsuruoka Oyama Elementary School
  • Tsuruoka Nishigo Elementary School
  • Tsuruoka Kamigo Elementary School
  • Tsuruoka Fujishima Elementary School
  • Tsuruoka Toei Elementary School
  • Tsuruoka Naganuma Elementary School
  • Tsuruoka Watamae Elementary School
  • Tsuruoka Haguro Daiichi Elementary School
  • Tsuruoka Haguro Daini Elementary School

  • Tsuruoka Haguro Daisan Elementary School
  • Tsuruoka Haguro Daiyon Elementary School
  • Tsuruoka Kushibiki Higashi Elementary School
  • Tsuruoka Kushibiki Nishi Elementary School
  • Tsuruoka Kushibiki Minami Elementary School
  • Tsuruoka Asahi Oizumi Elementary School
  • Tsuruoka Otsuna Elementary School
  • Tsuruoka Asahi Elementary School
  • Tsuruoka Oami Elementary School
  • Tsuruoka Atsumi Elementary School
  • Tsuruoka Iragawa Elementary School
  • Tsuruoka Nezugaseki Elementary School
  • Tsuruoka Fukuei Elementary School
  • Tsuruoka Yamato Elementary School

Culture

Food

Tsuruoka is famous around Japan for 'dadacha-mame' which have been called 'the king of edamame'.

Transportation

Airports

Train stations

Major roads

Bus

Tourism

  • Experience Yamabushi Training at Ideha Culture Museum (いでは文化記念館, "Ideha Bunka Kinenkan")
  • Mt. Haguro (羽黒山, "Haguro-san")
  • Five-Story Pagoda (五重塔, "Gojuto")
  • Zenpo Temple (善宝寺,"Zenpo Ji")
  • Chido Museum (致道博物館,"Chido Hakubutsu-kan")
  • Shonai Shrine (荘内神社,"Shonai Jinjya")
  • Yutagawa Hot Spring (湯田川温泉,"Yutagawa Onsen")
  • Yunohama Hot Spring (湯の浜温泉, "Yunohama Onsen")
  • Dewa-no-Yuki Shuzo Museum (出羽ノ雪酒造資料館, "Dewa-no-Yuki Syuzo Shiryo-kan")
  • Tsuruoka Art Forum
  • Dewa Shonai Kokusai Mura International Forum and the impressive Amazon Folk Museum
  • Experience Bungee jumping at Gassan Asahi Museum (now closed due to liability reasons)

(月山あさひ博物村, "Gassan Asahi Hakubutsu Mura")

  • Tsuruoka Kamo Aquarium
  • Spall Swimming Pool

Events

Media

TV

  • NHK Tsuruoka Broadcast Station

Newspaper

  • Shonai Nippo

External links

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