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Ginzan Onsen

A Romantic Hot Spring Town Like Taisho Period That Lets Us Want To Wear Yukata For A Walk

Some Japanese wooden hotels stand along the Ginzan River and there are a lot of atmosphere in Ginzan hot spring town. After sunset, people wearing yukata walk here and there in the town lightened by gas lamps. You can feel the mood of the old period as if you go back in time.

Houjyu-san Risshaku-ji Temple

A Mountain Top Temple With More Than 1000 Stairs

Risshaku-ji Temple is familiar as a name 'yama-dera' (mountain temple) in Yamagata. There are more than 1000 stairs from the gate to the depths, and you can enjoy a fine view becoming more and more beautiful as you climb up the stairs.


Nostalgia Of Post-station Town! A Historical National Route & A Tangible Cultural Property Of Ushu-kaido Highway

Thinking about Sankin-kotai (a policy of Edo period) on the arched stone bridge built in Meiji period. Enter the old house and enjoy listening to the history in Tohoku dialect and hospitality.


Ice Monsters! Snow Trees Covered With Ice & Snow

These fir trees covered with snow and ice have so strange shapes that they're called 'Ice Monster'! On every around February, you can enjoy snow trees, skiing and walking at the top of the mountains in Zao, Yamagata Pref.


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