Welcome to Yamagata Prefecture

The three sacred peaks of Dewa Sanzan – and much of mountainous Yamagata-ken (山形県) – have climbed into the consciousness of Japanese travellers thanks largely to the poet Matsuo Bashō. His cherished accounts of the region’s aesthetic beauty and his championing of the yamabushi’s (local priests') ascetic practice have elevated the prefecture to its current status as a place to seek tranquillity and reflection... Read More

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