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Mogami River

  • Mogami Area

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

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Mogami River

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

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

Kajo Park

  • Murayama Area

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

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Kajo Park

Hijiori Onsen

  • Mogami Area

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Hijiori Onsen

Kaminoyama Castle Local Museum

  • Murayama Area

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Kaminoyama Castle Local Museum

Narage Jyuku

  • Murayama Area

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Narage Jyuku

Chido Museum

  • Shonai Area

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Chido Museum

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

Nobesawa Ginkodo

  • Murayama Area

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Nobesawa Ginkodo

Mt.Haguro- Dewasanzan Sanjin Gosaiden

  • Shonai Area

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Mt.Haguro- Dewasanzan Sanjin Gosaiden

Somaro

  • Shonai Area

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Somaro

Hiyoriyama Obatarou

  • Shonai Area

The former Kappo Obata, which was the location for the movie 「Okuribito」, will open as…

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Hiyoriyama Obatarou

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

Kumano Taisha Shrine

  • Okitama Area

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Kumano Taisha Shrine

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

Homma Art Museum

  • Shonai Area

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Homma Art Museum

Ken Domon Museum of Photography

  • Shonai Area

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Ken Domon Museum of Photography

Bunshokan

  • Murayama Area

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

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Bunshokan

Wakamatsu-ji Temple

  • Murayama Area

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Wakamatsu-ji Temple
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