Sakata (酒田) flourished in the Edo period when it was a wealthy port cultivated by nobles and merchants. Today, first glances allude to a sad story of a fading rural town with an ageing population. Closer inspection reveals a wealth of cultural and historical attractions waiting to be uncovered. There's a surprising amount of English signage here and plenty to see and do if you have a few hours and sunny weather.
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