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Kasedori Festival (奇習加勢鳥)

Think you know all about Tohoku festivals? What about this?Every year on 11 Feb in Yamagata prefecture's Kaminoyama-shi (上山市), the...

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Ginzan Onsen

Always wanted to experience Ginzan Onsen in snowing condition but it was early December and snow does seem to come early. However,...

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Yamadera Risshakuji Temple

Visiting the Yamadera Risshakuji Temple in the Yamagata prefecture is akin to seeking out the Vatican City in Rome - it’s just tha...

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Kamo Aquarium

Jellyfish. There’s something hypnotic about the way these iridescent beauties move around their tanks. If you're mildly obsessed w...

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Somaro Maiko Teahouse

Going Maiko or Geisha-spotting is one activity you'll find on almost every Japan bucket list. And while most try their luck at Kyo...

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Ginzan Onsen

There's a common misconception that Jiufen in Taiwan was a major inspiration for the fantasy film, Spirited Away, but in reality, ...

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Cherry Picking

Yamagata prefecture produces a whopping 70 percent of Japan’s cherries. There are more than 400 cherry farms where you can pick ch...

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Zao Onsen

With a beautiful backdrop of mountains of the Yamagata prefecture, Zao Onsen provides a fantastic experience for any traveller. Za...

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