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Traveling in Yamagata

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    Yamagata Pref. Tsuruokashi Imaizumi Okubo 657-1
  • Uesugi-jinja Shrine
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    Yamagata Pref. Yonezawashi Marunouchi 1-4-13

    I visited this shrine on my way to our hotel to stay in Kaminoyama. Not being totally expected, I was pretty much surprised to see their beautiful garden, well-maintained shrine, exhibition center...

  • Zao Ropeway
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    Yamagata Pref. Yamagatashi Zaouonsen 229-3

    Getting here Come from Yamagata Station via bus about 40 mins travel. The bus trip cost JPY1000 per way. Exit from Zao Onsen bus terminal, turn right and walk about 800m to reach the ropeway...

  • Studio Sedic Shonai Open Set
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    Yamagata Pref. Tsuruokashi Haguromachikawadai Higashimasukawayama 102
  • Bukeyashiki District (Kaminoyama Onsen)
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    Yamagata Pref. Kaminoyamashi Tsuruhagichou 1

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Although often overlooked, Yamagata prefecture by no means lacks appeal: the Yamadera temple trail through the mountains, deliciously tender Yonezawa wagyu, and over 100 steaming hot springs, most notably Zao Onsen, await visitors. When winter comes, the snowcapped peaks become dotted with skiers by day and onsen-goers by night, while summer brings the celebration of juicy Yamagata cherries.

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