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Uesugi Clan Mausoleum上杉家廟所

Ruin / Grave / Ancient Tomb

Just a 5-minute walk from the Gobyo-mae bus stop on the Yamako bus line bound for Onogawa Onsen. This is a cemetery with 11 generations of the Uesugi clan, notably Prince Uesugi Kenshin down to Narisada, interred in beautiful wood structured mausoleums. It is known for being the resting place of Uesugi Kenshin, a famous warrior during Japan's civil war. This cemetery was the 5th to be designated in 1984 as a National Historic Landmark for former feudal lords. During the Uesugi Yukitoro stone lantern Festival illumination, the snow covered stone and paper lanterns are lit making for otherworldly serene atmosphere. The neighboring Houonji Temple was transported from Mt. Kasuga and rebuilt as the Uesugi family temple.


Yamagata Pref. Yonezawashi Gobyou 1-5-30 (Yonezawa / OkitamaArea)

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Yamagata Pref. Yonezawashi Gobyou 1-5-30 [ map ]
Yonezawa / OkitamaArea
open everyday
[Admission fee to worship] General 350 yen, High school student 200 yen, Small/Junior High School Students 100 yen
※ From 10/1 General 400 yen (others have not changed)
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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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