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Yonezawa

Trip Planner Asia  /  Japan  /  Tohoku  /  Yamagata Prefecture  /  Yonezawa
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Things to do: religious sites, museums, sightseeing
Yonezawa is a city in Yamagata Prefecture, in the Tohoku region of northern Japan. Yonezawa is most famous for its local delicacies (apples, beef, and carp) and for being a castle town that was once home to the Uesugi clan, including the daimyō Uesugi Yozan.As of October 2015, the city has an estimated population of 85,475 and a population density of 156 persons per km². The total area was 548.51km².GeographyYonezawa is located in the southeast corner of Yamagata Prefecture, in the Yonezawa Basin. The Mogami River flows through the city. Part of the city is within the borders of the Bandai-Asahi National Park.Neighboring municipalitiesYamagata PrefectureTakahata, YamagataKawanishi, YamagataIide, YamagataFukushima, FukushimaKitakata, FukushimaInawashiro, FukushimaKitashiobara, Fukushima
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