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Yamadera Temple

Yamadera Temple

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Yamadera is a temple complex on a mountain top northeast of the city of Yamagata in the prefecture of the same name. Its official name is Risshakuji,..

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Tendo Ningen Shogi

Tendo Ningen Shogi

Early Apr

Tendo Ningen Shogi is a “Human Chess” event that occurs every April in the city of Tendo, Yamagata. Set under rows of blooming..

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Sightseeing in Yonezawa

Sightseeing in Yonezawa

Tom Roseveare

As a castle town, Yonezawa in southern Yamagata was once home to the Uesugi clan, but is more commonly known for its delicacie..

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Shinjo Matsuri

Shinjo Matsuri

Late Aug

Shinjo, in Yamagata, hosts this annual festival in which giant floats are paraded through the city.

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Mount Haguro

Mount Haguro

Alena Eckelmann

Mount Haguro is considered sacred by followers of Japan’s Shinto religion and of Shugendo, an ancient Japanese tradition of mo..

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