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About Totoro's tree

♦A giant Japanese cedar tree surrounded by great nature
Its' real name is "kosugi no ohsugi (giant cedar tree of Magarigawa)".
The around of the root is 6.3 M long, and its' height is 20 M tall.
Since the tree looks like "Totoro", a cartoon character by looking at it at a distance, it became popular tourist spot of Sakegawa villege. The tree is also called "couple cedar" or "match making cedar", with a legend saying the couple will be blessed with a child if they rest on the root of the tree with their hand held.


Details Totoro's tree



Address:Kosugi, Sakegawa villege, Mogami county, Yamagata
Telephone:0233-55-2111
Parking:(free) 10 cars


Access to Totoro's tree

Access:30 minutes by taxi from Yamagata Shinkansen Shinjo station toward Sakegawa villege.

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Yamagata info is the web site to introduce Yamagata Prefecture of Japan, mainly about the tourist attractions and hot springs which may help those who are planning on a trip to Yamagata.

The place where beautiful Japanese nature and unique culture still remain.

Sightseeing in Yamagata Sightseeing in Yamagata

Spring:Cherry blossoms are at their best from April.
Summer:Hot. Visiting hamlet is recommended.
Fall:Beauty of the leaves when turned in autum. Imoni festivals everywhere!
Winter:Freezing cold with snow, and the trees will be coverd with them and ice.
Snow:Cold, but not as delicous as shaved ice.

So many things to see and experience throughout the year!

Gotta eat them! Gotta eat them!

Cherries:70% of cherries in Japan are produced in Yamagata Prefecture.
La France pears:The queen of the fruits is also Yamagata's best production.
Yonezawa Beef:As known as "Matsuzaka" of the west, and "Yonezawa" of the east.
Imoni:One of the local dishes of Yamagata which beef soup and taro roots are boiled and seasoned together.
Soba:Buckwheat noodles.
Cold ramen:Yamagata is the birthplace for cold ramen; the chinese noodle.

Yamagata food = delicacy of Japan

Links related to Yamagata Links related to Yamagata

Yamagata Prefecture official web site
Yamagata Airport
Japan Railways in eastern Japan

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