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Yamagata (山形県, Yamagata-ken) is a large prefecture along the Sea of Japan coast in the southern Tohoku Region. The prefectural capital is Yamagata City. The prefecture is known for its agricultural products, especially cherries, hot springs, rural flair and natural beauty.

Top destinations in Yamagata

Ginzan Onsen

One of Japan's nicest, old-fashioned onsen towns.
4.4 / 5
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Zao

Volcano with hot spring and ski resort.
3.8 / 5
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Sakata

Commercial center at the Sea of Japan coast.
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