SpotShonai Movie Village

Many films based on his novels have been shot in Tsuroka. Recently, scenes from the much acclaimed "Departures" was also shot at "Tsuru no Yu," which is actually a public bath, and other places in the city. Sets, props and materials of related movies are displayed at Shonai Eigamura (Movie Village) Museum. A huge open-air set of the movie village will open on September 12, 2009, and retro buses run from JR Tsuruoka Station.

Shonai Movie Village

庄内映画村

Access

30 min by car JR Tsuruoka Sta.

Address

102, Higashimasukawayama, Kawadai, Haguro machi, Tsuruoka city, Yamagata

住所

山形県鶴岡市羽黒町川代字東増川山102

TEL

0235-62-2080

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