The Yonezawa Sightseeing Passport is a special ticket that lets you enter 4 out of Yonezawa’s 6 main tourist attractions without having to buy extra entry tickets, and it’s now up for sale!
Apart from the vendors listed below, you can also purchase the ticket on TOHOKU MaaS (Japanese) as an e-ticket!
Enjoy Yonezawa conveniently with this bargain of a deal! If you’d love to learn about the history and culture of Yonezawa castle town back in the day, then the Sightseeing Passport is perfect for you!
Customise your very own tenugui (traditional Japanese handtowel) by visiting the facilities and stamping your towel with unique designs!
Each purchase also comes with a set of coupons that you can redeem at various stores in the city!
You can even participate in a lucky draw to win an assortment of local specialty products after you have used your Sightseeing Passport to visit all 4 locations of your choice!
Sale Period: 1st April 2023 (Saturday) ~ 30th November 2023 (Thursday)
Price: 1,700 yen (Adults)
Facilities Covered by the Sightseeing Pass
Uesugi Shrine Keishoden
This building serves as the Uesugi Shrine’s treasure house which stores and displays swords, armour and many more. The swords and armour used by Uesugi Kenshin, Uesugi Kagekatsu, and Naoe Kanetsugu are must-sees!
Yonezawa City Uesugi Museum
The museum stores and exhibits various artifacts that have connections to the Uesugi clan, including national treasures! Equipped with a mini theater, the museum introduces visitors to a breakdown of the history and culture of Yonezawa through various means. The national treasure, Rakuch? Rakugaizu By?bu (Uesugi Version), is also on display from 22nd April to 21st May, and from 7th October to 5th November.
Located at the nationally designated heritage site, Yonezawa Domain Lord Mausoleum, the facility houses the remains of an extensive line of domain lords, from Uesugi Kenshin at its center to the 12th generation domain lord, Uesugi Narisada. A solemn atmosphere permeates the grounds.
This museum collects and displays various pieces of armour that were said to be collected by Maeda Keiji himself. Important cultural artifacts dating back to the Yonezawa domain’s days, such as those relating to the Uesugi clan as well as matchlock guns, are also exhibited here.
Toko Sake Warehouse
The grandest sake warehouse in the Tohoku region which displays sake manufacturing equipment, including 17 sake barrels that are 1.8 metres wide and deep, that dates over 100 years back. You can also experience how it was like to live in the Meiji period for yourself.
This temple is the bodaiji (similar to an ancestral temple where the deceased family members are cared for) of the Uesugi clan and it was relocated to Yonezawa together with the clan when they moved out of the Echigo province. It is the resting place for the wives in the Uesugi clan as well as chief retainers such as Naoe Kanetsugu.
Yonezawa Sightseeing Passport Vendors
1. JR East Travel Centers nationwide
2. Yonezawa Station ASK information counter
1-1-43 Ekimae, Yonezawa (In Yonezawa Station)
TEL (0238) 24-2965
3. Yonezawa Tourism & Convention Bureau
1-4-13 Marunouchi, Yonezawa
TEL (0238) 21-6226
4. Roadside Station Yonezawa
1039-1 Oaza Kawai, Yonezawa
TEL (0238) 40-8400
5. Yonezawa City Uesugi Museum
1-2-1 Marunouchi, Yonezawa
TEL (0238) 26-8000
6. Uesugi Joshien
1-1-22 Marunouchi, Yonezawa
TEL (0238) 23-0700
7. Uesugi Mausoleum
1-5-30 Gobyou, Yonezawa
TEL (0238) 23-3115
8. Miyasaka Koukokan
1-2-24 Higashi, Yonezawa
TEL (0238) 23-8530
9. Toko Sake Warehouse
2-3-22 Oomachi, Yonezawa
TEL (0238) 21-6601
10. Kasugasan Rinsenji
1-2-3 Rinsenji, Yonezawa
TEL (0238) 23-0601
Flyer PDF (Japanese)
Yonezawa Tourism & Convention Bureau