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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

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

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

Mogami River

  • Mogami Area

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

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Mogami River

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…

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

Kamo Aquarium

  • Shonai Area

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

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Kamo Aquarium

Mt. Haguro

  • Shonai Area

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

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Mt. Haguro

Kajo Park

  • Murayama Area

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

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Kajo Park

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

Kaminoyama Castle Local Museum

  • Murayama Area

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Kaminoyama Castle Local Museum

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

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

Atsumi Onsen

  • Shonai Area

Atsumi Onsen is a hot spring resort town with a pleasant atmosphere.Not only you can enj…

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Atsumi Onsen

Hiyoriyama Park

  • Shonai Area

Hiyoriyama Park is a historic park in the port town of Sakata. The park is a popular sce…

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Hiyoriyama Park

Takahata Winery

  • Okitama Area

Among the fruit kingdoms of Yamagata, Takahata Town, where Takahata Winery is located,&n…

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Takahata Winery

Shirakawa Dam Kogan Park

  • Okitama Area

This is a park around Lake Shirakawa formed by Shirakawa Dam. There are auto campgrounds…

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Shirakawa Dam Kogan Park

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

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

Midagahara Wetlands

  • Shonai Area

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Midagahara Wetlands
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