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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

Kajo Park

  • Murayama Area

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

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Kajo 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

Mogami River Basyo Line Descent

  • Mogami Area

Let yourself be in the flow of the Mogami River and enjoy the scenery from the boat. You…

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Mogami River Basyo Line Descent

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

Tengendai Kogen Ski Area

  • Okitama Area

"Tengendai Kogen Ski Resort" is located on the hillside of Mt. Nishi-Azuma in …

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Tengendai Kogen Ski Area

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)

Denkoku No Mori Yonezawa City Uesugi Museum

  • Okitama Area

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Denkoku No Mori Yonezawa City Uesugi Museum

Dokkonuma Swamp

  • Murayama Area

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Dokkonuma Swamp

Shiraito Fall

  • Mogami Area

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Shiraito Fall

Yamagata Sake Museum

  • Murayama Area

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Yamagata Sake Museum

Zao Terrace

  • Murayama Area

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

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Zao Terrace

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

Frost Covered Trees of Zao

  • Murayama Area

These frost covered trees can only be found in specific regions and are unique in all of…

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Frost Covered Trees of Zao

Tall Cedar Tree in Kosugi

  • Mogami Area

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Tall Cedar Tree in Kosugi

Kamo Aquarium

  • Shonai Area

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

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Kamo Aquarium

Hijiori Onsen Morning Market

  • Mogami Area

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Hijiori Onsen Morning Market

Zao Onsen

  • Murayama Area

Zao Onsen features abundant sulphuric hot spring water with strong acidity. The town&rsq…

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Zao Onsen
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