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