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Feeling the beauty of Japanese four seasons in Yamagata!

About Maiko tea house/ Somaro

♦Enchanting dance of female dancers.
The building is used to be a high-class Japanese style restaurant "Somaya" since Edo period.
In the mud-walled storehouse, dolls, works of Yumeji Takehisa, Tessai Tomioka, and Shigeru Mori are displayed in turn. There is a saloon where Sakata girls perform traditional dance. The performance is practiced everyday from 2 p.m. Meals can also be enjoyed (reservation needed), weekly lunch box "Maiko Bento" (3500 yen) is cooked by 5 high-class Japanese restaurant.

Details Maiko tea house/ Somaro

Address:Maiko zaka, 1 Hiyoshi town, Sakata city, Yamagata
Opening hour:10 a.m. - 6 p.m. (close at 5 p.m. between December and February)
Reservation:Needed/ meals
Entrance fee:700 yen, 630 yen (group of more than 15)
Parking:(free) 20 cars

Access to Maiko tea house/ Somaro

Access:5 minutes by taxi from JR Sakata station toward Hiyoriyama park.

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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
Japan Railways in eastern Japan

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