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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

Kamo Aquarium

  • Shonai Area

Tsuruoka City Kamo Aquarium is located in an impressive modern white-walled building on …

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Kamo Aquarium

Mogami River

  • Mogami Area

Mogami River is famous throughout Japan for its appearance in the poem “Samidare w…

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Mogami River

Zao Onsen

  • Murayama Area

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

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Zao Onsen

Sankyo Soko Storehouse

  • Shonai Area

Built in 1893, the Sankyo Soko Storehouses continue to function today as rice storehouse…

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Sankyo Soko Storehouse

Kajo Park

  • Murayama Area

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

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Kajo Park

Midagahara Wetlands

  • Shonai Area

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Midagahara Wetlands

Dokkonuma Swamp

  • Murayama Area

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Dokkonuma Swamp

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

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

Higashizawa Rose Park

  • Murayama Area

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Higashizawa Rose Park

Mifuchi Keikoku Valley

  • Okitama Area

Mifuchi Keikoku Valley in the upper part of Nagai Dam can be only reached by a rescue&nb…

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Mifuchi Keikoku Valley

Mt. Haguro

  • Shonai Area

Mount Haguro, Mount Gassan and Mount Yudono, known as the Three Mountains of Dewa, have …

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Mt. Haguro

Kaminoyama Castle Local Museum

  • Murayama Area

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Kaminoyama Castle Local Museum

Tobishima Island

  • Shonai Area

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

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Tobishima Island

Nightcruiser tour to see Snow Monsters

  • Murayama Area

The Juhyo (snow monsters) of Zao, which boast as one of the world’s largest, are a…

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Nightcruiser tour to see Snow Monsters

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

Hijiori Onsen Morning Market

  • Mogami Area

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Hijiori Onsen Morning Market

Yunohama Onsen

  • Shonai Area

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

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Yunohama Onsen

Takahata Winery

  • Okitama Area

Among the fruit kingdoms of Yamagata, Takahata Town, where Takahata Winery is located,&n…

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Takahata Winery
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