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Tsuruoka

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Tsuruoka, famous for its scenic surroundings, attracts tourists due to its proximity to the Dewa Sanzan, sacred mountains revered by the Shugendo religion. On a tour of Tsuruoka, you can admire a variety of temples and shrines, as well as a number of historic buildings and meticulously landscaped gardens. A gastronomy hotspot, the city boasts a plethora of restaurants that serve a number of cuisines using fresh seasonal ingredients. While sightseeing in Tsuruoka, take a break and sample some of its delicacies, such as its famous variety of "edamame" (soybeans in the pod). Tsuruoka is in Yamagata Prefecture. Explore the family-friendly attractions of Tsuruoka and add them to your vacation plans using our Japan trip itinerary maker site .
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You can find a sizeable number of accommodation options concentrated around Tsuruoka's main train station, which makes a convenient location for exploring the city center and its chief sights. Mainly three-star hotels, the lodgings near the station offer basic private rooms, ample parking, onsite restaurants, and often complimentary breakfast.
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