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Yamagata Prefecture

The prefecture is known for its agricultural products, especially Cherries, Hot Springs, a beautiful Countryside and natural beauty. Yamagata Prefecture has a number of annual Festivals and events. The largest is the Hanagasa Matsuri. Yamadera Temple is a scenic Temple located in the Mountains northeast of Yamagata City. Dewa Sanzan (“three mountains of Dewa”) are three sacred Mountains in Yamagata, each with a Shrine on or near its Summit. One of Japan’s oldest Onsen town (Hot Spring), Ginzan Onsen can be found in Yamagata.