Introduction

Yamagata city is famous for the mountain temple, Risshakuji Temple, also known as Yamadera Temple. Yamagata also famous for food that comes from the area surrounding the city including Yonezawa Beef (one of the best Wagyu), Japanese cherry, pears and various Sansai (highly nutritious mountain vegetables). From Mogami River, which is called a mother of nature, people catch various fish. Among them, Ayu (sweetfish) is so beautiful. Yamagata city is the gateway to the nearby Zao Onsen town with its world class ski resorts. Yamagata city is capital of Yamagata Prefecture located in Tohoku in the north east region of Honshu island, 2h 45min by Shinkansen from Tokyo.

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