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  1. Tourism Pamphlet Download

  2. Experience Yonezawa through video

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  1. Volunteer Recruitment for Making Snow Lantern…

  2. Tengendai Ski Area Opens 23rd November!

  3. Yonezawa City Uesugi Museum Thematic Exhibit …

  4. Temporary Change to Uesugi Clan Mausoleum’s O…

  5. La Festa Mille Miglia 2023 passes Uesugi Shri…

  6. Tengendai Kogen’s Marutoku Campaign Begins!

  7. Handmade Goods at the 8th Yonezawa Marche!

  8. 10th Nasebanaru Autumn Festival is coming!

  9. 14th Yonezawa Don Don Festival!

  10. Yamagata Kogei in Okitama 2023

  11. Tengendai Ropeway Sunset Cruising Begins!

  12. Yonezawa Treasure Photography Contest 2023


Located on the grounds of Uesugi Shrine, Keishōden has over 300 items on display ranging from swords and armor to paintings. The armor set said to be worn by Naoe Kanetsugu, including his helmet with its famous decorative element (the character for “love” 愛), is a must-see. Many other cultural assets related to the Uesugi clan, such as Uesugi Kenshin’s armor and the decorative element used on the helmet of Uesugi Kagekatsu, can be seen.

The building itself was designed by the reputed architect Itō Chūta and is designated as a nationally-registered tangible cultural property.


Location Information

Site Name
Uesugi Shrine Keishōden
1-chōme-4-13 Marunouchi Yonezawa, Yamagata 992-0052
Phone Number
Operating hours: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
https://www.uesugi-jinja.or.jp/ (Japanese only)
Open Period
End of March - 25th November
Also open during the Uesugi Snow Lantern Festival, held on the second Saturday and Sunday of February every year.
Opening Hours
9:30 am - 4:00 pm (last entry: 3:45 pm)
Regular Closed Day
Every second Wednesday of the month (except in August)
Second Wednesday of July to the following Friday (exhibit changing period)
General price: 700 yen (650 yen)
University/High school students: 400 yen (350 yen)
Middle/Elementary schoolers: 300 yen (250 yen)

Prices in parentheses apply to groups of 20 people or more.
Take the bus from Yonezawa Station and get off at the Uesugi Shrine stop