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Ginzan Onsen

  • Murayama Area

Travel back in time to classical Japan in Ginzan Onsen! The town is home to wooden hot s…

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Ginzan Onsen

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…

Mogami River

  • Mogami Area

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

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Mogami River

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

Kajo Park

  • Murayama Area

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

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Kajo Park

Nightcruiser tour to see Snow Monsters

  • Murayama Area

The Juhyo (Snow Monsters) of Zao, which are said to be rare in the world, are a mys…

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Nightcruiser tour to see Snow Monsters

Juhyo Light-up

  • Murayama Area

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

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Juhyo Light-up

Kamo Aquarium

  • Shonai Area

Tsuruoka City Kamo Aquarium is located in an impressive modern white-walled building on …

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Kamo Aquarium

Tendo Onsen

  • Murayama Area

Tendo City is the largest producer of shogi pieces in Japan. At Tendo Onsen(hot springs)…

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Tendo Onsen

Hijiori Onsen

  • Mogami Area

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Hijiori Onsen

Miyuki Park

  • Murayama Area

When you get off at JR Mokichi Kinenkan-mae Station, you will see a beautiful view of ch…

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Miyuki Park

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

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

Hijiori Onsen Morning Market

  • Mogami Area

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Hijiori Onsen Morning Market

Onogawa Onsen

  • Okitama Area

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Onogawa Onsen

Zao Onsen Ski Resort

  • Murayama Area

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Zao Onsen Ski Resort

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

Bunshokan

  • Murayama Area

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

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Bunshokan
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