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Tsuruoka

Trip Planner Asia  /  Japan  /  Tohoku  /  Yamagata Prefecture  /  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). With our custom trip planner, Japan vacations can be built around trips to Tsuruoka and other destinations in Japan.
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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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