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Yamagata City

Capital of Yamagata prefecture, Yamagata City has no shortage of activities, cuisine, nightlife, and lodging, with a variety of sightseeing and historic points of interest to keep visitors busy.


The small artisan village of Hirashimizu in Yamagata is a fantastic destination for those interested in traditional Japanese craft and sake.


The Yamagata Bunshokan, an elegant historical building once home to the prefectural offices, is open to the public and can be toured freely.