Sights in Yamagata

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Hakusan Island

Located by the beautiful seaside town of Tsuruoka, Hakusan Jima (White Mountain Island) is home to an impressive shrine and fisherman activity. With a spectacular red bridge allowing anyone to visit freely, be sure to visit next time you are in Yamagata!

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Juroku Rakan Iwa (16 Rakan Rocks)

These rock sculptures were created as a monument to the local fishermen. Carved between 1864 and 1868 by a Buddhist monk, the site features a total of 22 rocks.

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Dewa Sanzan Jinja Shrine

This shrine's title is a generic term for three famous mountains in Iwate: Mount Gassan, Haguro, and Yudono. Dewa Sanzan's main shrine is on the summit of Mount

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Uesugi Jinja Shrine

This shrine is dedicated to Uesugi Kenshin, a military commander during the Warring Periods. The Uesugi Jinja Shrine is located in Matsugasaki Park, and visitor

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Yamagata Kokusai Hotel

Conveniently located near Yamagata station, this hotel features a wedding hall, banquet rooms, conference halls and various restaurants. One of its breakfast sp

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Kumano Taisha Shrine

Founded over 1200 years ago, this shrine is colloquially known as the "Ise of Tohoku" because of its resemblance to Ise Jingu in Mie Prefecture. The shrine is a

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Hijiori Onsen Hot Spring

This hot spring town is famous for its water that is said to have exceptional healing properties. The area is also known for its abundant snowfalls, some winter

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Sakata Seafood Market

Facing Sakata Port, Sakata Seafood Market offers fresh seafood from the Sea of Japan. On the first floor, visitors can buy fresh seafood from "Sugawa Sengyo" an

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Atsumi Onsen Hot Spring

A hot spring resort located in Yamagata and boasting a history of over 1000 years, this onsen features various public foot baths and fountains, where visitors c

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Shirabu Onsen Hot Spring

Located in the mountainous region of southern Yamagata, Shirabu Onsen is a hot spring resort said to have been founded in 1312. The 40-meter high Shirabu Odaki

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Kosugi no Osugi (Totoro Tree)

Kosugi no Osugi, also called Totoro Tree after the famous character from Hayao Miyazaki's Ghibli film "My Neighbor Totoro", is a 20-meter high Japanese cedar tr

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Kamo Aquarium

This aquarium is a 2-floor complex that houses a variety of marine animals, fish and many other species. Kamo Aquarium's special focus lies on jellyfish, with i

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Momiji Park

This park, situated in Yamagata City, is famous for its beautifully colored momiji (maple) leaves in the fall. It was originally created around 1665 by lord Mat

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Honma Museum of Art

This museum displays nationally designated important cultural books, paintings and dolls. The collection was started by the Honma family, who owned much of the

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Yutagawa Onsen Shomenyu (Hot Spring)

Yutagawa is a popular hot spring resort in Yamagata Prefecture. This public bath, one of two public hot springs operated by the village, gathers tourists and lo

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Gyokusen-ji Temple

Gyokusen-ji is a Buddhist temple of the Soto sect. The temple was established in the 1450s and is famous for its beautiful gardens and seasonal foliage. Visitor

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Studio Sedic Shonai Open Set

This complex features six different sorts of historical movie sets, such as a farming village, a post town and a castle entrance. The sets have been used in man

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Zao Bodaira Kogen

Located approximately 1,000 meters above sea level and halfway up Mount Zao, this site is a popular spot for trekking and winter sports such as cross-country sk