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Ginzan Onsen

  • Murayama Area

Travel back in time to classical Japan in Ginzan Onsen! The town is home to wooden hot s…

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Ginzan Onsen

Frost Covered Trees of Zao

  • Murayama Area

These frost covered trees can only be found in specific regions and are unique in all of…

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Frost Covered Trees of Zao

Zao Bodaira Highlands

  • Murayama Area

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Zao Bodaira Highlands

Kasugasan Rinsenji Temple

  • Okitama Area

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Kasugasan Rinsenji Temple

Kajo Park

  • Murayama Area

Yamagata Castle was constructed in 1592 by Yoshiaki Mogami, one of Tohoku’s promin…

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Kajo Park

Yonezawa Castle Ruins / Matsugasaki Park

  • Okitama Area

Matsugasaki Park is located on the grounds of the former Yonezawa Castle. The water-fill…

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Yonezawa Castle Ruins / Matsugasaki Park

Shirabu Falls

  • Okitama Area

"Shirabu Otaki" is a waterfall with a head of 30m that runs upstream of the Ot…

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Shirabu Falls

Zao Onsen

  • Murayama Area

Zao Onsen features abundant sulphuric hot spring water with strong acidity. The town&rsq…

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Zao Onsen

Mogami River Basyo Line Descent

  • Mogami Area

Let yourself be in the flow of the Mogami River and enjoy the scenery from the boat. You…

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Mogami River Basyo Line Descent

Namegawaotaki Fall

  • Okitama Area

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Namegawaotaki Fall

Risshaku-ji Temple

  • Murayama Area

Risshaku-ji Temple is popularly known as Yamadera (Mountain Temple). The rocky mountain …

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Risshaku-ji Temple

Hijiori Onsen Morning Market

  • Mogami Area

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Hijiori Onsen Morning Market

Tendo Onsen

  • Murayama Area

Tendo City is the largest producer of shogi pieces in Japan. At Tendo Onsen(hot springs)…

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Tendo Onsen

Tobishima Island

  • Shonai Area

Tobishima A remote island "Hishima" where you can interact with nature an…

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Tobishima Island

Nagaihyakushu Lake

  • Okitama Area

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Nagaihyakushu Lake

Mt. Chokai

  • Shonai Area

Facing the Japan Sea, the unique topography of Mount Chokai rises dramatically from sea …

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Mt. Chokai

Mt. yudonosan

  • Shonai Area

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Mt. yudonosan

Uesugi Hakushakutei

  • Okitama Area

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Uesugi Hakushakutei

Yunohama Onsen

  • Shonai Area

Yunohama Onsen offers luxurious hot spring experiences at hotels facing the Sea of Japan…

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Yunohama Onsen

Onogawa Onsen

  • Okitama Area

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Onogawa Onsen
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