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This highland area is administered by Yonezawa City. It has the trailhead for shortest route up Mt. Nishi-Agatsuma where trekkers can take in views of Mt. Zao and Mt. Chokai and check out alpine plants. There's also a ski field with a roughly six-month long season. It features high quality powder, and its longest run is 6,000 meters.

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place Yonezawa, Yamagata Prefecture



Yonezawa, Yamagata Prefecture [map]

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Yamagata Main Areas


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.