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Feeling the beauty of Japanese four seasons in Yamagata!

About Karamatsu Kannondo

♦Red colored temple dedicated to the Kannon standing on the cliff.
This is a fifth of 33 Holy Kannon temples where amulets may be offered.
The temple was start building in late Heian era, and completed in Edo era by imitating Kiomizu temple in Kyoto.
Present beautiful temple with white and red colored wall was re-built in 1976, and it prefectly matches with colorful seasonal sceneries. You can see the whole Yamagata urban district from the temple.

Details Karamatsu Kannondo

Address:500-2 Uekaramatsu, Syakado, Yamagata city, Yamagata
Telephone:023-629-2405 (during night time: 032-629-2313)
Opening hour:visit freely/ Temple office: 9a.m. to 5p.m.
Entrance fee:None
Parking:(free) 50 cars

Access to Karamatsu Kannondo

Access:3 minutes from Yamagata highway Yamagata Zao IC via R286 toward Sendai.

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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 Airport
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