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Feeling the beauty of Japanese four seasons in Yamagata!

Shirabu hot spring

One of the OuuSantakayu, Shirahu hot spring has about 700 years of history and tradition, located along the valley of Ohtaru river. Massive Japanese pampas grass roof show the old history and present excitement of Shirahu hot spring town. Long time ago, a hunter found the wounded hawk mended its wound in the hot spring. Because the white speckles on the hawk healed, the hot spring was called "Shirabu Takayu(白斑他鷹湯)" then changed its name to Shirahu hot spring. The other legend says it is called Shirahu hot spring because water was running like a white cloth.
Please take look at one of the best hot springs in the Tohoku district.

Benefit:neuralgia, rheumatism, women's diseases, gastrointestinal diseases, skin diseases

Hotels in Shirabu hot spring

  • Nakaya Fudokaku

  • Azumaya

  • Yama no Ki

  • Nishiya

Access to Shirabu hot spring

Access: JR Yonezawa station -> 50 minutes by bus /Tohoku highway Fukushima Iizaka IC -> 60km 90 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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