Tsuru City, which prospered from the Middle Ages as the center of the eastern part of Yamanashi Prefecture (Inside the county district), retains the history and culture of the castle town.
Especially, at the Hassaku Festival on September 1st, there will be magnificent historical events such as a patrol of the Daimyo procession, which has been passed down since the Edo period, and a banquet of Hassaku stalls.
|Museum Tsuru||⇒||This museum is where you can learn about the history of Tsuru, culture such as the Hassaku Festival, and the Ochatsubo douchu. You can enjoy watching Karakuri picture-story shows and videos.|
|Hassaku Festival||⇒||This is the annual festival of Oide Shrine and the largest festival in Tsuru city. The Daimyo procession and the Hassaku stalls at the Tsuke Festival (parades comes after the main festival car) are a highlight.|
|Ochatubo Douchu Parade||⇒||In the Edo period, the procession of the Tokugawa shogunate's tea was delivered from Uji in Kyoto to Edo passing through the Tsuru-City. This parade brings back the historical event that the tea leaves were matured in the Ochatsubo warehouse in Tsuru-City (Yamura district).|
|Katsuyama Castle Ruins||⇒||It is the site of the castle built to rule the eastern part of Yamanashi Prefecture (county area) from the Sengoku period to the Edo period. You can enjoy Hanami events (viewing cherry blossoms during picnic) in spring and also the attractive view over the city.|
|Yamura Ooseki||⇒||Since the Edo period, this water has been supporting the town of Tanimura. It is used as agricultural water, and recently a small hydroelectric generator has been installed.|
|Matsuo Basho||In the Edo period, Matsuo Basho, the famous Haiku poet, had stayed in Tsuru. In the town, there is a haiku monument by Basho.|
|Yamura History Stroll||The town of Tanimura, which flourished as a castle town from the Middle Ages and where Matsuo Basho stayed at, has hidden maniac charms throughout the town.|
|Tsuru ShichiFukujin Stroll||It is the site of the castle built to rule the eastern part of Yamanashi Prefecture (county area) from the Sengoku period to the Edo period. You can enjoy Hanami events (viewing cherry blossoms during picnic) in spring and also the attractive view over the city.|