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Tsuruoka Machinaka Kinema - CLOSED

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13-36 Sannomachi, Tsuruoka 997-0028 Yamagata Prefecture
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Sakata and Tsuruoka Half-Day Private Trip with Nationally-Licensed Guide
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Sakata and Tsuruoka Half-Day Private Trip with Nationally-Licensed Guide

This value-packed trip with a nationally-licensed and experienced multilingual tour guide is a fantastic and efficient way to explore Sakata and Tsuruoka!<br><br>Well-known for its hot springs and scenic views, Yamagata is a wonderful place to immerse yourself in Japanese culture. Sakata and Tsuruoka area are known for its vast natural scenery and stunning panoramic views of the mountains and the sea. Along with the beautiful sights, many visitors seek the great hot springs, nature, historic temples, and delicious seafood cuisine this area is known for.<br><br>Let us know what you would like to experience and we will customize a four-hour tour that's best for you!<br><br>Note*1: Please select your must-see spots from a list in the tour information to create your customized itinerary.<br>Note*2: The Nationally-licensed Tour Guide-Interpreter certification is issued by the Japanese government requires a good knowledge and understanding of Japanese culture and history.
$98.80 per adult
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YoroNikki wrote a review Feb 2016
Yamagata Prefecture, Japan39 contributions22 helpful votes
A wide range of Japanese and International movies shown in their original languages mostly. There is a bread shop attached to the cinema and tables and chairs inside to sit and have a drink from the concessions stand. Local silk crafts are showcased as the building was once a silk factory. The screens are small, warm, seats big for me at 5ft4inchs. blankets and booster seats are available. A movie costs 1,300 for a late show, 1,700 for a regular show. About average for Japan.
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Date of experience: January 2016
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stellastarstruck wrote a review Dec 2015
Tsuruoka, Japan77 contributions69 helpful votes
Machinaka-Kinema is a great little theater in the middle of Tsuruoka City. The building interior is beautiful and has won awards. It was formerly a silk factory, but has been lovingly rebuilt into a 4 theater cinema. They show Japanese movies, but also on occasion "art" films from around the world, as well as international blockbusters from time to time. The seats are comfortable, with arm-rest drink holders. Depending on the film, there may or may not be assigned seating. Occasionally the theater shows older movies in the mornings for low fees. The first run films are also cheaper in the morning during the week as well as the late shows in the evening. The snack bar sells popcorn, usually salt or caramel and it is good. They also offer soft pretzels and hot dogs,as well as ice cream and some baked goods. They have the normal fountain drinks for Japan, as well as bottled water, coffee, tea, and cocoa. There is beer available for adults too. The staff is generally friendly and eager to please. When my husband spilled his popcorn, and asked for a broom to clean it up, they not only cleaned it up for him, but gave him more popcorn! There isn't much English spoken at the theater but it is generally fairly easy to make oneself understood when asking for movie tickets. There are sometimes concerts or events in the lobby and they are well attended and sell out quickly. There are also some locally made silk goods on display in the lobby. If you arrive early for your movie, there are tables and chairs to sit and have a snack or to read a book at. There has been a rotating number of restaurants in the building, but at the moment there is a bakery that seems to be quite busy. Let's hope it stays that way! When I have a choice of seeing a film at the local Cineplex or at Machinaka Kinema, I always pick Machinaka. It is a special little place, and I like to support local businesses. If you are in Tsuruoka and would like to see a film, Machinaka Kinema is a great place to go.
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Date of experience: October 2015
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