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Feeling the beauty of Japanese four seasons in Yamagata!

Ginzan hot spring

Ginzan hot spring town was once became popular as a shooting spot for "Oshin" . "Oshin" is a popular Japanese drama in Asia. Ginzan hot spring was named after "Nobesawa silver mine", yet as a hot spring town, fountainhead naturally gushed out along the Ginzan river and built the hotels on it. The history of Nobesawa silver mine started from 1456 competed with "Ohmoti silver mine" and "Ikuno silver mine". Between 1624 and 1643 was the golden age when there were more than 20,000 people working in the silver mine. It closed its history in 1689 because of the collapse.

Properties:hydrogen sulfide (include salt)
Benefit:neuralgia, muscular pain, chronic digestive apparatus diseases, rheumatism, skin diseases, cuts

Hotels in Ginzan Onsen

  • Ginzan-so

  • Takimikan

  • Kozankaku

  • Kosekiya
  • Matsumoto

Access to Ginzan Onsen

Access: JR Ohishida station -> 40 minutes by bus/ Yamagata highway Yamadata north IC -> 40km 60 minutes.

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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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