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Feeling the beauty of Japanese four seasons in Yamagata!

About Gyokusen temple

♦Founded in Kamakura era, a venerable "temple of flower".
With its foundation in 1251, Tamagawa temple has distinguished history among Sotosyu temples.
The garden with seasonal flowers is a place of scenic beauty designated by nation.
That is the reason why the temple is called "temple of flower".
It is said that father of Dewa mountains, Tenyu landscaped the garden as it is now during Edo period. Let's take a break with Japanese tea and sweets by looking at this beautiful garden.

Details Gyokusen temple

Address:35 Tamagawa, Tsuruoka city, Yamagata
Opening hour:9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. (close at 4:30 p.m. between November and March)
Entrance fee:300 yen, children 150 yen, highschool students 200 yen
Parking:(free) 30 cars

Access to Gyokusen temple

Access:30 minutes by bus from JR Tsuruoka station, 15 minutes on foot from the bus stop "ohdorii".

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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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