History/ Culture

Daimyo Parade

A major event during the Hassaku Festival, held every year on September 1st, is the Daimyo Parade. T...

Chatsubo Dochu

Chatsubo Dochu refers to the Edo period (1603–1867) custom of transporting Japan’s highest quality t...

Museum Tsuru

The Museum Tsuru was built in 1999 to introduce visitors to the history and culture of Tsuru. The pe...

Merchant’s Museum

This building is the former home and business of Nishina Gentaro. He was a prominent Tsuru merchant ...

Matsuo Basho Monument

In the winter of 1682 a great fire broke out in Edo. Among the thousands of people who lost their ho...

Torinken

This small building is a reconstruction of Torinken, or “Peach Grove House,” where the famed haiku m...

Enzuin Temple

Enzuin Temple is thought to have been built in 1467 and was originally dedicated to Kannon Bodhisatt...

Choanji Temple

Long ago, the ground upon which this temple now stands was occupied by a villa of the Oyamada clan, ...