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    Enjoy a relaxing hike through dense primeval forest along Oirase Mountain Stream. As you walk or cycle along the 8-10 km (5-6 mi) trail, surr
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    Okama Crater , Zao-machi
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    View the unusual and strikingly hued natural formation of Okama Crater, a huge crater lake lying at an elevation of 1,758 m (5,768 ft). Follo
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    At the higher altitudes of Yamagata Zao Onsen Ski Resort, Siberian winds cake trees in ice and snow to create "snow monsters," a rare sight t
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    Mt. Haguro , Tsuruoka
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    Hike the 2,466 stone steps to the summit of Mt. Haguro, the lowest of the Three Mountains of Dewa. Be transported through the ages as you asc
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    Goshikinuma Lake , Kitashiobara-mura
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    Take a walk around Goshikinuma Lake, a set of five strikingly colored lakes. The lakes have existed since 1887, when a nearby volcano erupted
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