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Kajo Park

  • Murayama Area

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

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Kajo Park

Mogami River

  • Mogami Area

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

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Mogami River

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

Denkoku No Mori Yonezawa City Uesugi Museum

  • Okitama Area

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Denkoku No Mori Yonezawa City Uesugi Museum

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

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

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

Nobesawa Ginkodo

  • Murayama Area

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Nobesawa Ginkodo

Bunshokan

  • Murayama Area

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

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Bunshokan

Kaminoyama Castle Local Museum

  • Murayama Area

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Kaminoyama Castle Local Museum

Narage Jyuku

  • Murayama Area

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Narage Jyuku

Hijiori Onsen

  • Mogami Area

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Hijiori Onsen

Kinoene Daikokuten Honzan Hoju-ji Temple

  • Okitama Area

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Kinoene Daikokuten Honzan Hoju-ji Temple

Chido Museum

  • Shonai Area

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Chido Museum

Iai Shrine

  • Murayama Area

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Iai Shrine

Sokoji Temple

  • Shonai Area

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Sokoji Temple

Niwatsuki Kannon

  • Mogami Area

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 Niwatsuki Kannon

Sagae Folk Museum

  • Murayama Area

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Sagae Folk Museum

Kumano Taisha Shrine

  • Okitama Area

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Kumano Taisha Shrine

Sennindo - Sotokawa Shrine

  • Mogami Area

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Sennindo - Sotokawa Shrine
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