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Feeling the beauty of Japanese four seasons in Yamagata!

Yudagawa hot spring

Yutagawa hot spring is located 9km southwest of Tsuruoka station. Yutagawa hot spring is a quiet hot spring town surrounded by mountains with wooden cozy hotels. It used to be a spa for Syonai feudal retainers. It used be called "Shirasagi no yu", or egret bath since the legend says about 1300 years ago, an injured egret healed its wound in welling hot water there.
For a long time, Yutagawa hot spring is called "Tsuruoka no okuzashiki", or a rear room of Tsuruoka, with about 10 hotles surrounded by bamboo and Japanese apricot forest.
Yutagawa hot spring is one of the best three hot springs in Syonai area.

Benefit:neuralgia, rheumatism, hypertension, arteriosclerosis

Hotels in Yudagawa hot spring

  • Kyubei

  • Tsukasaya

  • Tamaya

  • Masuya

  • Hayato

  • Tamiya

Access to Yudagawa hot spring

Access: JR Tsuruoka station -> 15 minutes by car/ Yamagata highway Tsuruoka IC -> 9km15 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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