This laid-back, compact city on the Shōnai Plain is the ideal base for visits to the mountains of Dewa Sanzan. Established by the Sakai clan, one of feudal Yamagata's most important families, Tsuruoka (鶴岡) is the second-largest city in the prefecture, with a handful of modest sights to lure travellers.
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