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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

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

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

Juhyo Light-up

  • Murayama Area

A light up of the Snow Monsters, the “Juhyo”.

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Juhyo Light-up

Tarumizu Ruins / Mine no Ura

  • Murayama Area

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Tarumizu Ruins / Mine no Ura

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

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 …

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. 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

Shirakawa Dam Kogan Park

  • Okitama Area

This is a park around Lake Shirakawa formed by Shirakawa Dam. There are auto campgrounds…

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Shirakawa Dam Kogan Park

Okura Yuki Monogatari

  • Mogami Area

Check out the 28th Okura Yuki Monogatari, a winter tradition in Okura Village and Yamaga…

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Okura Yuki Monogatari

Zao Terrace

  • Murayama Area

There are terraces where you can relax andenjoy breathing deeply along Zao Ropeway. …

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Zao Terrace

Eboshiyama Park

  • Okitama Area

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

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Eboshiyama 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 Echo Line

  • Murayama Area

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Zao Echo Line

Tobishima Island

  • Shonai Area

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

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Tobishima Island

Nanyo Sky Park (Experience on Paraglider)

  • Okitama Area

You will enjoy amazing flight from 300 m high with well-experienced professional&nb…

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Nanyo Sky Park (Experience on Paraglider)

Dokkonuma Swamp

  • Murayama Area

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Dokkonuma Swamp
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