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Trip Planner Asia  /  Japan  /  Tohoku  /  Yamagata Prefecture  /  Tendo
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Things to do: museums, baths, sightseeing
Tendō is a city located in Yamagata Prefecture in the Tohoku region of northern Japan.As of October 2015, the city had an estimated population of 61,781 and a population density of 547 persons per km2. The total area was 113.01km2.GeographyTendō is located in the east-central portion of the Yamagata Basin, bordered by the Ōu Mountains to the east.Neighboring municipalitiesYamagata PrefectureYamagataHigashineSagaeNakayamaKahokuClimateTendō has a humid continental climate (Köppen climate classification Dfa) with very warm summers and cool winters. Precipitation is plentiful throughout the year, although the months from February to June have somewhat less rainfall.HistoryDuring the Edo period, the area of present-day Tendō was part of Tendō Domain, a 20,000 koku feudal domain under the Tokugawa shogunate controlled by the Oda clan, who ruled from 1831-1871. After the start of the Meiji period, the area organized as Tendō Village under Higashimurayama District, Yamagata Prefecture in 1878. It was elevated to town status on April 27, 1892 and became a city on October 1, 1958.
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