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Yamagata

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Yamagata (山形) is the prefectural capital of Yamagata prefecture.

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By train

The Yamagata Shinkansen zips from Tokyo to Yamagata in 2:45 at a cost of ¥10690, and continues onward to Shinjo. The dirty little secret, though, is that from Fukushima onward the Shinkansen travels on an ordinary track and thus at ordinary speeds.

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Get out

  • Yamadera, the Mountain Temple, is nearby and the main tourist draw in these parts.
  • The holy mountains of Dewa Sanzan are within striking distance of Yamagata.




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