Yonezawa City Uesugi Museum

Yonezawa City Uesugi Museum © PIXTA

About Yonezawa City Uesugi Museum

This museum is a municipal museum that centers on the culture and history of the old Yonezawa. In September of 2001 it was opened as the Denkokunomori museum alongside the prefectural Okitama Bunka Hall. Various national treasures and items of the Uesugi samurai clan are exhibited such as the Kamisugimoto Rakuchu Kyoto folding screen and the Uesugi Kemonja. There have also been exhibits about the Edo period, the Date clan, and the city’s ancient samurai tomb. There is an Exhibition Room in which the history of Okitama and culture/history of Uesugi are on display, as well as writings and works related to local writers. The museum is just a 3 minute walk from Uesugi Shrine

Please be aware that closed/open days vary based on season. From April to November every 4th Wednesday in the month it is closed, and from December to March every Monday it is closed (in case of a holiday on Monday, Tuesday.) It is also closed on New Year’s and it is recommended you check in advance.


If you go to the museum by car, take the Yamagata Zao IC (山形蔵王) or Fukushima Iizaka (福島飯坂) IC and from there it is a 50 minute drive on route 13. Using public transit, go to JR Yonezawa Station (米沢駅) and take the city circulation bus (200 yen charge) for about 12 minutes. Get off at Uesugi Shrine (上杉神社前).

Description: Yonezawa City Uesugi Museum

Sights Yonezawa City Uesugi Museum (伝国の杜・米沢市上杉博物館)
Address 1-2-1, Marunouchi, Yonezawa-shi, Yamagata
Phone / Fax Phone: 0238-26-8001
Duration 2Hour(s)
Business Hours Monday:09:00-17:00 (Last entry by: 16:30)
Tuesday:09:00-17:00 (Last entry by: 16:30)
Wednesday:09:00-17:00 (Last entry by: 16:30)
Thursday:09:00-17:00 (Last entry by: 16:30)
Friday:09:00-17:00 (Last entry by: 16:30)
Saturday:09:00-17:00 (Last entry by: 16:30)
Sunday:09:00-17:00 (Last entry by: 16:30)
Closed dates Irregular closed dates
Admission Fee Pay admission: 410yen
Recommended Season
Spring (March - May)
Summer (June - August) Autumn (September - November) Winter (December - February)
Recommended target Family Couples Groups Infant & Toddler (ages 0-6) Child (ages 7-17) Adult (ages 20+) Single traveller

Map: Yonezawa City Uesugi Museum