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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

Uesugi Jinja Shrine

  • Okitama Area

Uesugi Jinja Shrine was built on the grounds of the former Yonezawa Castle to enshrine K…

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Uesugi Jinja Shrine

Kajo Park

  • Murayama Area

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

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Kajo Park

Yudonosan Shrine

  • Shonai Area

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

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Yudonosan Shrine

Bunshokan

  • Murayama Area

The Yamagata Prefectural Folk Museum (nicknamed "Bunshokan") was built in 1916…

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Bunshokan

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

Tarumizu Ruins / Mine no Ura

  • Murayama Area

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Tarumizu Ruins / Mine no Ura

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

Somaro

  • Shonai Area

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Somaro

Kaminoyama Castle Local Museum

  • Murayama Area

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Kaminoyama Castle Local Museum

Nobesawa Ginkodo

  • Murayama Area

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Nobesawa Ginkodo

Gassan Shrine

  • Shonai Area

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Gassan Shrine

Wakamatsu-ji Temple

  • Murayama Area

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Wakamatsu-ji Temple

Homma Art Museum

  • Shonai Area

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Homma Art Museum

Mt.Haguro- Dewasanzan Sanjin Gosaiden

  • Shonai Area

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Mt.Haguro- Dewasanzan Sanjin Gosaiden

Hijiori Onsen

  • Mogami Area

A hot spring town that still retains the atmosphere of a traditional hot spring resort. …

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Hijiori Onsen

Kaikoji Temple

  • Shonai Area

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Kaikoji Temple

Former Honma Family Residence

  • Shonai Area

The Honma family was the wealthiest merchant family in Japan between the 17th and mid-20…

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Former Honma Family Residence

Yamagata Museum of Art

  • Murayama Area

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Yamagata Museum of Art
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