Yamagata-ken Travel Guide

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Yamagata

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  • Don't Miss Zoa

    Yamagata Things to Do

    This is a gorgeos place to visit.Nearby there's are nice hotels featuring onzens.Typically food served at these establishments are Japanese cuisine.This is definately one place to put on your places to visit in Japan list.The most beautiful spot to see is the Zoa Caldera ("Okama" in Japanese).I took this picture in the month of May.

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  • Richimond Hotel Yamagata-ekimae

    Yamagata Hotels

    1-3-11 Futabacho, Yamagata, Yamagata Prefecture, 990-0828, Japan

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

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Yamadera

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  • The views at Godai-do

    Yamadera Things to Do

    Before leaving the shrine complex on top look for a path that branch off in the opposite direction from Okuno-in, the main temple of Risshaku-ji. This path will lead to Godai-do, an opened but roofed terrace that will give you a superior view of the valley. This is a great place to have you breakfast, lunch, or snack.

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  • Okuno-in

    Yamadera Things to Do

    Make your way up Yamadera to find the temple’s highest shrine, Okuno-in. The hike up is an easy to medium challenge. There are plenty of places to rest along the where you can take in the natural beauty of Yamadera. If you’re in shape you should be able to make the top in 40 minutes. Most should be able to make in an hour.

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  • Getting into Risshaku-ji

    Yamadera Things to Do

    Skip the tacky souvenir shops and head right for the main temple entrance. You have to pay an entrance fee of 300yen to climb the mountain. The temple and mountain path open really early (6am-6pm). Views will be better in the afternoon when the sun will be illumining the valley in the east.

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Haguro

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  • None, it's all good!

    Haguro Tourist Traps

    This is a place of pilgrimage for many Japanese, and a retreat for many dedicated yamabushi. It's concept was to combine Buddhism and Shintoism and both are beautifully represented here.

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  • Gyokusenji's perfect garden

    Haguro Off The Beaten Path

    A carp leaps, turninga flitting gnat its captured preyGyokusenji, peace at last!After climbing Haguro-san, this is the perfect place to catch your breath and relax. The temple and gardens are reached either by the local bus or taxi and you can spend an hour just taking in the beauty and serenity of the place. All the rooms open onto different...

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  • Relax after climbing Haguro-san

    Haguro Off The Beaten Path

    Take the bus or a taxi to Gyokusenji temple and garden. This is a beautiful, peaceful place to take in the beauty of a small Japanese garden. The rooms all open on to different aspects of the garden - there is even a room with ashtrays, a blissful way to view the garden in absolute peace. The only thing missing was a gin and tonic.....

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