[ YAMAGATA vol.2 – Japanese prefecture introduction – No.6 ]

Ginzan Onsen

On Wednesday, I introduce several specially products, famous places and more.

1) “Ginzan Onsen”
Ginzan Onsen town is located where it takes about 40 minutes by bus from Yamagata Shinkansen “Oishida” station. It is known as the location of “Oshin” which is Japanese drama.
In Ginzan Onsen town, there are foot bath and public baths besides hotels.
It is beautiful in the evenings, because the hotel are all lit up and the streets and bridges are illuminated by gas lights. Especially in winter, the contrast of snow and light is fantastic.
If you visit there, you should take photos about these building and streets.

2) “Yamadera” Temple
Yamadera Temple is built on near the top of Mt. Houju. There are over 1, 000 steps from start gate of climbing to Yamadera.
If you will see the viewing and shopping souvenirs, it may take about 2-3hours. But your effort will pay off, because you can see the beautiful scene from Yamadera.

3) “Cherry hunting”
I introduced in yesterday’s article, YAMAGATA has famous producing area of cherry.
In some cities such as Yamagata city, there are farmers for cherry and you can experience the cherry hunting.
There are several varieties only in YAMAGATA prefecture, I recommend to eating some varieties and finding your favorite cherry.

I’m pleased that this article is useful for your sightseeing in Japan.

Yamadera  Cherry hunting