Yamagata Prefecture is in the northeastern region of the main island . Yamagata prefecture is often described as 'hidden' Japan. Well off any tourist route, Yamagata nevertheless has a wealth of experiences for those with the will to seek them out.

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is the prefectural capital of prefecture.


is in Yamagata. is the third most populous city in Yamagata prefecture.

is a sleepy village in Yamagata, , known for exactly one thing: making pieces for shogi, also known as Japanese chess.

is a city in Yamagata, . 's main claim to fame is that it has one of the…

is a city in Yamagata, . may be an unassuming rural town today, but it was once a grand castle town home to the Uesugi clan, one of the most powerful families during Japan's Muromachi and Sengoku periods.

is a hot spring village in Yamagata, .

is a tiny hot spring village in Yamagata, .

is a city in Yamagata. City has an official website in English that you can check to get around the city and discover hotels, restaurants and hot springs.

is a city in . is a small city in the north of Yamagata prefecture that is at the end of the Shinkansen line.


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