Sightseeing information for Oitama region
When entering Yamagata prefecture over the border by JR Yamagata Superexpress, the Yonezawa Basin is right there. Yonezawa City, one of the castle towns locates right in the entrance of the basin with various historic sites related to Harunori Uesugi (as known as a monarch during Edo era), and the lord of the castle.
Uesugi memorial museum was built in a place where there was Ninomaru (region serves as outside layer of the core of castle) of Yonezawa castle. Uesugi festival is held from April 29th every year.
A neighboring town, Takahata town is knows as a birthplace of Hirosuke Hamada, the writer of children's story. There is also his memorial museum, and the station is named after him (Takahata Station) that has a shape of castle from his fairy tale.
On the northern part of the basin there is Nanyo city, the city of the crane legend (well known Japanese folk tale).
·Tomb of Uesugis
·Kensyo Den, Uesugi Shrine
·The main building of old Yonezawa technical high school
·Kameoka monju Daisyo temple
·500 Rakan (Thervada Buddhism)
·Tengendai, Nishiazuma sky valley