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About the greater fountain in Gassan lake

♦Shining water monument in green mountain and blue sky.
This fountain is 112 m tall which is the highest in Japan, popular as a symbol of Nishikawa town. During July, the fountain is illuminated at night showing its fantastic figure. Gassan summer festival is held every last Saturday in July. Many events related to water are planned in the town.

Details the greater fountain in Gassan lake

Address:Sunagoseki, Nishikawa town, Nishi murayama county, Yamagata
Opening hour:10a.m. - 4p.m. (Saturday and Sundays: till 6p.m.), the fountain launches every an hour for 10 minutes.
Closed:From end of June till April next year.
Entrance fee:Free
Parking:(free) 40 cars

Access to the greater fountain in Gassan lake

Access:20 minutes from Yamagata highway Nishikawa IC via R112, toward Tsuruoka.

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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

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

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