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The population of this city is 250,000.
Yamagata lies 6 miles away from Higashimurayama-gun, and 180 miles away from Tokyo, the nation's capital.
Create long-lasting memories that both the adults and grownups will cherish at Lina World.
Would you like to try a glass of local wine? You can spend a relaxing day sampling liquid treasures crafted by passionate local vintners at the Takahata Winery and the Takeda Winery.
If you'd like to know about the local plants and flowers, try Sosho Rose Garden. Alternatively, spend an afternoon getting lost among the pathways and taking in the variety of plant and flower specimens at Senshinan.
There's no need to wander deep into the forest to appreciate a little greenery. Matsugasaki Park and Zao Bodaira Highlands are just two of the lovely recreational spots you'll find amid this concrete jungle. Alternatively, stretch your legs and keep the kids active by taking a walk around Kajo Park or Momiji Park.
Try to spot the colourful waterbirds at Lake Choro. Or, if you're looking for some fun, why not ask about water activities at Dokko Numa?
You probably already know about its must-see shopping centres and museums, but don't forget that Yamagata has some excellent nature reserves too. Hayama Hot Spring and Mt. Zao are two to consider. Two further areas to take a look at are Zao Onsen and Onogawa Onsen.
Ask the helpful staff at the Miyasaka Museum or the Hirosuke Hamada Memorial Museum about special happenings. With so many captivating exhibits, you'll want to make sure you don't miss out. Museum enthusiasts should also pencil in stops at the Yamagata Prefectural Ukitamu Fudoki-no-oka Archaeological Museum and the Yamagata Museum of Science and Industry.
You needn't be an explorer to appreciate all of the remarkable wonders of the natural world, particularly when you've got the Yamagata Prefectural Museum. This place is loaded with fascinating specimens and interesting artefacts.
In a place filled to the brim with superb art collections, the Yamagata Museum of Art and the Yamadera Goto Museum of Art manage to shine brighter than the rest. The Dewazakura Museum of Art and the Shinichi Saito Museum shouldn't be skipped either.
Take a trip back through time to discover the events and people that have helped shape this region at the Mogami Yoshiaki Historical Museum and the Yamadera Basho Museum. Also consider checking out the eye-opening exhibits which help bring the past to life at the Sato Museum of History and Culture and the Tendo Shogi Museum.
Time spent remembering history is never a pointless exercise. Let Clan Uesugi’s Mausoleum and Kaminoyama Castle help you better understand the area's past. If that doesn't satisfy the history nerd in you, extend your sightseeing to Yamagata Castle and Yamagata City Local History Museum.
You can get a fill of both history and spirituality at the Kasugasan Rinsenji Temple and Matsugasaki Shrine. Want to take a deeper look into Yamagata's cultural identity? Continue on to Uesugi Jinja Shrine and Akutsu Hachiman Shrine.
It is sometimes said that exploring new places leaves you speechless, then transforms you into a storyteller. You'll certainly have more tales to tell if you visit some of Yamagata's less famous attractions, like the Zao Sanroku Ropeway, Yonezawa City Hall and the Zao Chuo Ropeway.
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