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Address: 1-2-20 Hiyoshicho, Sakata 998-0037, Yamagata Prefecture
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Phone Number: +81 234-21-2310
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A Real Hidden Gem

I lived in a neighboring city to Sakata last year and heard about Somaro from some of the locals there. They showed me some photos and I just knew I had to visit. Sakata once... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 25 October 2016
Derek Y
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

I lived in a neighboring city to Sakata last year and heard about Somaro from some of the locals there. They showed me some photos and I just knew I had to visit. Sakata once had booming trade with Kyoto and as a result, some of Kyotos culture came over to Sakata. Somaro is essentially a museum to that history.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2015

Superb attraction. Really worth it. I took a party of 7 friends here for the lunch show. I pre-booked and cushions and low chairs were arranged for each guest with a stacked box of food. They even prepared crayons and paper for my 1 year old niece. I loved trying all of the different food and textures but other members... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2013

hubby and I caught the Kira Kira Uetsu train from Niigata to Sakata for fun. It's a lovely windy scenic journey. Anyways, Somaro. Hubby suggested to me on a whim to visit 'this geisha place cos we didn't see geishas in Kyoto'. We caught a taxi from Sakata train station to the Geiko/Maiko house. This is the first and only... More 

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