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Juhyo / Snow Monster (Zao’s Juhyo / Zao’s Rime / Frost…

  • Murayama Area

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

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Juhyo / Snow Monster (Zao’s Juhyo / Zao’s Rime / Frost…

Yamadera / Risshaku-ji Temple

  • Murayama Area

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

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Yamadera / Risshaku-ji Temple

Zao Onsen / Zao Hot Springs

  • Murayama Area

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

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Zao Onsen / Zao Hot Springs

Mogami River

  • Mogami Area

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

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Mogami River

Kajo Park

  • Murayama Area

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

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Kajo Park

Mt. Gassan Ski Resort

  • Murayama Area

While other ski resorts are closed, the Mt. Gassan Ski Resort opens in April until July.…

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Mt. Gassan Ski Resort

Tarumizu Ruins / Mine no Ura

  • Murayama Area

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Tarumizu Ruins / Mine no Ura

Higashiyama Park Hydrangea Forest

  • Mogami Area

Hydrangea is enacted in the flowers of Shinjo City as a symbol of the character of the s…

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Higashiyama Park Hydrangea Forest

Nagai Ayame Park

  • Okitama Area

"Ayame" is a symbol of Nagai City, "a city of water, greenery and flowers…

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Nagai Ayame Park

Mt. Gassan

  • Shonai Area

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

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Mt. Gassan

Sekiyama Waterfall

  • Murayama Area

Sekiyama Waterfall is a 15-metre wide waterfall dropping 10 metres over a unique rocky s…

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Sekiyama Waterfall

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. Haguro

  • Shonai Area

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

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Mt. Haguro

Momijigawa Valley

  • Murayama Area

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Momijigawa Valley

Zao mountain Range / Mt. Zao

  • Murayama Area

"Zao" is a general term for the mountain range that straddles both Yamagata an…

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Zao mountain Range / Mt. Zao

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

Senbonzakura(Thousand of Cherry blossoms) at Mogami River …

  • Okitama Area

In 1915, 300 Cherry trees were planted about 2km between "Sakura Ohashi"Bridge…

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Senbonzakura(Thousand of Cherry blossoms) at Mogami River …

Sosho Rose Park

  • Okitama Area

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Sosho Rose Park

The large Japanese Judas tree of Mt.Gongen

  • Mogami Area

The landmark is the brown colored infoormation sign that goes from Higashihoden toward S…

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The large Japanese Judas tree of Mt.Gongen

Eboshiyama Park

  • Okitama Area

Eboshiyama Park, which overlooks the Okitama area, is located behind Akayu Onsen(Hot Spr…

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Eboshiyama Park
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