Gotenzeki is one of the five former weir (irrigation canals) areas in Yamagata City.
It was used to carry agricultural and domestic-use water for over 400 years, and part of Gotenzeki also flowed to the moat of the Yamagata Castle.
The area was redeveloped in 2010 utilizing the old-fashioned masonry canal and was renamed Nanokamachi Gotenzeki, now a place of relaxation for citizens and tourists.
The complex made of the main building and warehouses hosts 8 unique shops including restaurants but also souvenir shops.
- Nanokamachi Gotenzeki
2-7-6 Nanukamachi, Yamagata City
● Approximately 7 minutes by car from Yamagata Station
● Approximately 60 minutes by car from Sendai Station
● Approximately 30 minutes by car from Yamagata Airport
● Approximately 8 minutes by Benichan Bus from Yamagata Station (2 minutes on foot from Nanokamachi bus stop)
- Official site
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