Most viewed - Date Rekishi no Mori だて歴史の杜
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Behind the Date Kaitaku Kinenkan Museum is the former Mitobe house on display. It is a typical house of the first settlers of Date, Hokkaido. Based on Sendai-style (Miyagi Pref.) architecture. Important Cultural Property. 旧三戸部家住宅158 views
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Geihinkan Guesthouse in Date Rekishi no Mori park, Hokkaido. Two-story wooden structure built in 1892 during the Meiji Period. 迎賓館103 views
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Date is pronounced "DAH-tay." The city of 37,000 was founded in 1870 by a samurai named Date Kunishige and his vassals and citizens who migrated from Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture. Thus, you will find occasional references to the samurai in Date. 97 views
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Western-style room inside the Geihinkan.64 views
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Inside Mitobe house with a hearth.58 views
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Inside Mitobe house. Web site 旧三戸部家住宅55 views
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Samurai armor displayed on the first floor veranda of the Geihinkan.50 views
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Although the park is designed like a castle grounds with a castle wall and moat, it is not the site of any former castle.48 views
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Near the Geihinkan is the Date Kaitaku Kinenkan Museum (opened in 1958) displaying swords, lacquerware, etc., from the Date samurai clan, donated to the city by the Date family. Photography is not allowed inside the museum. Closed Dec.-Feb. 伊達市開47 views
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Samurai armor displayed on the first floor veranda of the Geihinkan.46 views
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Entrance to the swordsmith and fabric dyeing workshop. You can see a swordsmith making a sword. You have to check when he's doing it though. Free admission. Web site 黎明観45 views
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On display on the first floor were samurai armor.44 views
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The park includes a culture center, public library, sports ground, and the Kaitaku Kinenkan museum.43 views
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Date Rekishi no Mori is a large park with various public facilities including a Japanese garden. The park was completed in 2000 after about 11 years of construction. This is the castle-like Otemon Gate built when the Crown Prince got married in 1993.43 views
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The park has a number of buildings. This is the tourist gift shop and hands-on workshop for swordmaking and fabric dyeing.43 views
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Samurai armor displayed on the first floor veranda of the Geihinkan.43 views
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2nd floor of the Geihinkan.43 views
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Map of Date Rekishi no Mori. Various festivals and events are also held in the park. Unfortunately, I didn't have time to see everything in the park.42 views
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Rest House42 views
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Miyao Tomiko Literature Museum. Admission 120 yen. Unfortunately, I didn't have time to enter it. 宮尾登美子文学記念館42 views
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One of the main attractions of the park is the Geihinkan State Guesthouse. Cherry blossoms were in full bloom.42 views
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2nd floor of the Geihinkan.42 views
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2nd floor corridor of the Geihinkan.41 views
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The Geihinkan was used to receive high-ranking government officials visiting Date to inspect the development of the town. 迎賓館41 views
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Reconstructed castle wall and cherry blossoms.40 views
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Rest House windows40 views
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Samurai armor displayed on the first floor veranda of the Geihinkan.40 views
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Japanese-style room on 2nd floor of the Geihinkan.40 views
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Plum blossoms and cherry blossoms in the background, blooming at the same time.38 views
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Cherry blossoms next to the Geihinkan were beautiful in early May.38 views
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Geihinkan Guesthouse and cherry blossoms. 迎賓館38 views
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