Winter is the best season to visit Ginzan Hot Spring and let the warm hot spring waters soak into your skin. Immerse yourself in the romance of Taisho in Japanese inns brimming with character. Ginzan Hot Spring is small enough that you can walk around the entire area in 15 minutes.
Yamagata Prefecture is known for its local dialect Yamagata-ben, sometimes thought of as backward sounding in other parts of Japan. The 2004 movie Swing Girls (スウィングガールズ), co-written and directed by Shinobu Yaguchi, is set in Yamagata and makes use of Yamagata-ben for comedic purposes.
Miyagizao St Merry Ski Area With simple and easy access, 3 minutes from Yamagata expressway, it is even somewhere that can be enjoyed by people who aren't good with driving or snow-covered roads. Nearby to the ski resort there is the "starlight course" which has a rare view and is highly regarded.
The Mogami Yoshiaki Historical Museum (最上義光歴史館, Mogami Yoshiaki Rekishikan) is a museum in the city of Yamagata in northern Japan just outside the reconstructed Great Eastern Gate of Yamagata Castle. It focuses on the place in history of Mogami Yoshiaki and his role in building the foundations of present-day Yamagata.
Yamagata is the capital city of Yamagata Prefecture located in the Tōhoku region of northern Japan. As of October 2015, the city had an estimated population of 252,632, and a population density of 663 persons per km². The total area is 381.3 square kilometres.
Sitting on the border of Yamagata and Miyagi Prefectures, Mt. Zao is one of Tohoku's most prominent mountains. Within the mountain lies Zao Okama, a breathtaking caldera lake famous for its changes in color. The deep, water-filled crater is similar in shape (though not in size) to an “okama” cooking pot, thus giving the volcano its name.
Born in Yamagata Prefecture. Also known as Doba Sanbo Shujin. Wrote seventeen books on poetry from his work as a psychiatrist, mostly as a writer for the Araragi magazine, as well as many essays on poetry, research papers and other essays. His representative works include the Shakko collection of poetry and five volumes of Kakinomoto no Hitomaro, etc.
Yamadera Station is served by the JR Senzan Line, which connects Yamagata City and Sendai. The station can be easily reached directly from either Yamagata Station (about 20 minutes, 240 yen, one train per hour) or Sendai Station (about one hour, 840 yen, one train per hour).
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Located in Yamagata, Kokyo Ski Resort offers traditional Japanese-style accommodation and hot springs on Mount Zao. Free Wi-Fi, a ski school and skiing equipment are available. Rooms at Kokyo come with Tatami-mat flooring and traditional Futon bedding. Standard amenities include a TV, air-conditioning and slippers.