Sankyo Soko Storehouse

Sankyo Soko Storehouse, Sakata: Hours, Address, Sankyo Soko Storehouse Reviews: 4/5

Sankyo Soko Storehouse
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9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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passionfruitsin
singapore195 contributions
Our cruise landed in Sakata and our shuttle brought on to the main shopping mall in town. Young and old were on the spot to receive us and there were stalls and cultural displays too. Going to the Tourism booth we were surprised that they organized free tours for 3 separate routes around the whole town, We decided on the Sanyo warehouse route and were led by a most enthusiastic lady and 3 high school students with elemental command of English. The highlight of the tour was Sanyo Soko and we were told of the history. The shrine behind the warehouse has been protecting the owners of the place for generations. We were even shown how the ritual is carried out at this shrine. Leaving the warehouse we walked pass the municipal office followed by the Honma residence. This was impressive but we did not stayed long as we were still keen to go round the rest of the town. Not far from the Honma resident was that of Abumiya, another rich local merchant who did a lot of philanthropy work for the locals for which they are very appreciative of. We ended our tour and offered to buy our guests lunch. The leading guide was in a hurry to go as she has another appointment. The students led us to a Ramen shop for lunch. It was a nice meal at a very reasonable price for the quality they provided. All in all, it was a very satisfying experience and the warmest of the Japanese guests was something we have yet to experience in any other countries we have been to so far.
Written July 30, 2019
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SandrafromNZ
Auckland, New Zealand139 contributions
Couples
Museum is very small but lively area to visit and lovely gift shops. Lots of nice photo opportunities and if you are an artist great for drawing
Written July 5, 2018
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James V
T72 contributions
Couples
This long row of traditional warehouses once stored rice, other grains, benibana, dried fish and other essentials for the local community between ships on the Japan Sea coast maritime route. Excellent shop and display of local products, with very few uninteresting items, even if you are not in a buying mood. The warehouses themselves are walk-around photo opportunities, but the huge shop inside is the main event.
Written March 13, 2016
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ECJ1968
Melbourne, Australia187 contributions
Family
After visiting the rice museum it's interesting to view the store houses and wander around the buildings.
Written October 2, 2019
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Rosquete
Bay Area1,873 contributions
3.5* Sankyo Rice Storage
Very nice gift shop
The grounds themselves are underwhelming
Lots of old wooden buildings
Written September 18, 2019
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thelonious22
Seongnam4,374 contributions
Couples
Sankyo Rice Storehouses are about a mile from the station. The complex of about a dozen store houses are mostly just the shells of the old buildings. Shonai Rice History Museum had just enough explanations in English to keep the visit interesting with its displays about rice cultivation history in the area. The highlight is the section where visitors can try carrying 30kg or 60kg (the approximate weight of the rice bags that used to be carried by some women workers from several decades ago) on their backs. Yume no Kura, a souvenir shop, is more than double the size of the museum and has just about the same of historical displays along with the rice related souvenirs for sale. The highlight the storehouses were the trees that lined the back side forming a nice path parallel to the complex.
Written July 27, 2019
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johntaro
Tokyo, Japan168 contributions
Couples
very interesting to see how the construction was made. This was at one time a major center for rice and other products which travelled via river boats. The store is a bit pricy but very good selection of local products and sake!
Written August 1, 2015
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YoroNikki
Yamagata Prefecture, Japan39 contributions
Family
I go to this place all of the time. Each season it hold a different kind of beauty. It is a pleasant place to walk around and try and buy local produce. There is also a rice museum, though it is simple and all in Japanese but looking at the photos and video you can understand the long hard process involved in rice-growing years ago. The photos of times past are also worth a look. I recommend trying the amazake, a sweet non alcolholic drink in Winter. There is a cute shrine here, a beautiful view of Mount Chokai, birdlife on the river along side it early mornings and late evenings. There is an old fashioned bridge a walkway of zelkova trees so old some people come to touch and hold them to get power from thier age and wisdom. It is the perfect place to take lovely photos, gets very crowded on Japanese national holidays.
Written February 17, 2015
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Akira M
Bangkok, Thailand568 contributions
Family
Here was the old warehouse.
This warehouse has protect the town from big fire when almost 30 years ago.
Here is the pride of the Sakata citizens.
Inside of warehouse has been remodeled
now is a souvenir shop replace from warehouse

You are able to purchase to main of souvenir in Shonai plain at the here.
There is also an expensive souvenir such as a wooden dolls and wooden furnitures and special native products.
Almost visitors cannot purchase these valuable souvenir but these are so beauty for eyes.
Anyway, have a look if you will come here.

Free parking is available here.
However, mega tourist buses are occupied during on holiday and weekend.
Therefore, it is a little narrow.
Written June 6, 2013
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stellastarstruck
Tsuruoka, Japan85 contributions
There are two parts to this museum so if you spend a little extra you can walk down the building and see into an old rice warehouse. Be aware that sections of this building are still used to store rice!
The first section, with the gift shops is quite interesting and there is a surprising amount of English labeling on exhibits. Hurray. The gift shop sell quite a lot of goods from the area and when I last visited, had a lot of interesting postcards on offer.
The second part of the building, can only be reached by walking outside of the building. It was cold, windy and rainy on the day I went, so not very pleasant. If you are not a rice aficionado, there are still a few things to look at, including old farming tools and housing set ups. There is less English here than in the main part. I thought it was okay, but not as good as the main museum.

Both places were worth a look if you are around Sakata with nothing to do!
Written April 5, 2013
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