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'''Yamagata prefecture''' (山形県 ''Yamagata-ken'') is in the northeastern [[Tohoku]] region of the main [[Japan]]ese island [[Honshu]].
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==Understand==
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Yamagata prefecture is often described as 'hidden' Japan. Well off any tourist route, Yamagata nevertheless has a wealth of experiences for those with the will to seek them out. Home to amazing unspoilt scenery, ancient temples, world class skiing, wonderful local food, summer festivals and some of the best onsen (hot springs) in Japan, Yamagata is a real change for the visitor who believes that Japan is best understood in the municipal centres of [[Tokyo]], [[Osaka]] or [[Kyoto]].
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==Cities==
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* [[Yamagata]] - the prefectural capital
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* [[Tsuruoka]] - coastal town, former castle town
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==Other destinations==
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* [[Dewa Sanzan]] - the Three Mountains of Dewa, holy to the mountain ascetic cult of Shugendo
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* [[Yamadera]] - Buddhist temple carved into solid rock
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==Talk==
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==Get in==
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===By plane===
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==Get around==
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==See==
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==Do==
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==Eat==
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Yamagata is famous for its cherries and fruits. It also has its own distinctive senbei (rice-crackers).
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==Drink==
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==Get out==
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Revision as of 13:53, 14 July 2008

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Yamagata prefecture (山形県 Yamagata-ken) is in the northeastern Tohoku region of the main Japanese island Honshu.

Contents

Understand

Yamagata prefecture is often described as 'hidden' Japan. Well off any tourist route, Yamagata nevertheless has a wealth of experiences for those with the will to seek them out. Home to amazing unspoilt scenery, ancient temples, world class skiing, wonderful local food, summer festivals and some of the best onsen (hot springs) in Japan, Yamagata is a real change for the visitor who believes that Japan is best understood in the municipal centres of Tokyo, Osaka or Kyoto.

Cities

  • Tsuruoka - coastal town, former castle town

Other destinations

  • Dewa Sanzan - the Three Mountains of Dewa, holy to the mountain ascetic cult of Shugendo
  • Yamadera - Buddhist temple carved into solid rock

Talk

Get in

By plane

By train

By bus

Get around

See

Do

Eat

Yamagata is famous for its cherries and fruits. It also has its own distinctive senbei (rice-crackers).

Drink

Get out



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