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Feeling the beauty of Japanese four seasons in Yamagata!

Onogawa hot spring

"Ono" of Onogawa hot spring came from a symbol of Japanese beauty "Ononokomachi" who was a poet of Heian period. There is a legend that Ononokomachi healed her illness here on her way to the northeast from Kyoto to look for her father. That is the derivation why it is called Onogawa hot spring. Well known historic general Masamune Date also loved this hot spring whose base was in Yonezawa. Onogawa hot spring still have a common bath called "Amayu", and the area is also known as the villege of lightning bug, and a back room of Yonezawa.

Benefit:neuralgia, burn, eczema, diabetes

Hotels in Onogawa hot spring

  • Kajikaso

  • Asahiya

  • Onogawa Juhoen

  • Azumaso

  • Takasagoya

  • Umeya

  • Yanagawaya

  • Harukiya

  • Kameya Mannenkaku

Access to Onogawa hot spring

Access: JR Yonezawa station -> 30 minutes by bus/ Tohoku highway Fukushima Izaka IC ->50 km 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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