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Kaminoyama Onsen Guide: Best Things to Do in Japan's Samurai Town!

Surrounding Areas Of Yamagata Hot Springs (Onsen) & Bath Houses (Sento)

Kaminoyama Onsen was discovered about 560 years ago in the southern part of Yamagata. It is well-known as a castle town at the foot of Kaminoyama Castle and as a prosperous inn town on the Ushu Highway during Edo times. Here there are many samurai residences and old houses that are reminiscent of those days as well as many other interesting sights. Taking a stroll through this old castle town, sampling its famous konjac cuisine, and perhaps a luxurious soak in a hot spring at night are treats that will await you in this city unique even in Japan for the three roles it played as a castle town, ryokan inn town, and hot spring town; the perfect place for a leisurely day trip and sightseeing.

JR EAST Welcome Rail Pass 2020: Score Unlimited Shinkansen Rides in the JR East Region for 3 Days!

Sendai And Matsushima Other Sightseeing

On October 16, 2020, the East Japan Railway Company, also known as JR East released the time-limited "JR East Welcome Rail Pass 2020" specially for foreigners - including foreigners residing in Japan - holding a non-Japanese passport. This incredible pass allows for unlimited rides for three consecutive days on trains under the jurisdiction of JR East. Yes, that means the Shinkansen bullet trains or other special express trains as well!

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