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Yonezawa Introduction Video

Introduction of Yonezawa

Yonezawa is the southernmost city of Yamagata Prefecture of the Tohoku region of Japan. With hot summers and almost glacial winters Yonezawa residents experience the beauty of Japan’ s seasons and nature all year round.
Historically, Yonezawa was a prospering castle town overseen by the Uesugi clan for 272 years.
Relics of this rich history still remain today and bring tourists from all over the world. Yonezawa is also famous for its many leisure spots such as the famous Onsen hot springs and ski resorts dotted around the city.
Yonezawa’ s cuisine such as its famous beef, Ramen and Soba Noodles are well known throughout Japan and fruits such as apples and grapes are also renowned.

History of Yonezawa

Yonezawa was ruled by the Date Clan (212 years) and the Uesugi Clan (272 years). The present layout of the city is due to the fact that it was designed to be a castle town by Naoe Kanetsugu, a senior retainer of the Uesugi Clan. Even today, Yonezawa attracts visitors who want to witness the castle town of the Uesugi and the feel the spirit of the historical samurai.

The famous people

Kenshin Uesugi

Uesugi Kenshin

Kenshin was the forbearer of the Uesugi Clan. He is regarded as one of the greatest generals of the warring states period. The battle of Kawanakajima where he fought his rival Takeda Shingen was a particular example of his skill in battle.
He was said to be an honest and principled man who upheld the samurai ideal of being skilled in both the literary and martial arts.

Yozan Uesugi

Uesugi Yōzan

Yōzan was the 9th lord of the Yonezawa Domain. After becoming ruler of the Yonezawa Domain at age 17, and was successful in restoring the economy of the city after a period of extended poverty. He retired at age 35, and died at age 72.
The various principles that Yōzan established based on frugality and simplicity continue to shape modern Yonezawa to this day.
Former US President J.F Kennedy once said that “Yōzan was a brilliant politician.”

Sightseeing in Yonezawa

The Foods of Yonezawa

Events in Yonezawa

Many festivals are held in Yonezawa year-round, the biggest are the “Yonezawa Uesugi Festival” in spring and “Uesugi Snow Lantern Festival” in winter.

Four seasons in Yonezawa

Cherry blossoms in Matsugasaki Park Full bloomed hydrangea in Domori Zenkoji Temple Autumn leaves in Tengendai Plateau A snowy scene at Shintakayu hot spring

Weather of Yonezawa

Weather Statistics, Averages between 1981 and 2010

Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May Jun. Jul. Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec.
Average temp. (℃) 2.4 3.1 7.1 15.3 21.5 25 28.1 30 24.9 18.7 11.9 5.7
High temp. (℃) -0.9 -0.6 2.5 9.3 15.2 19.5 23 24.5 19.8 13.1 6.8 1.9
Low temp. (℃) -4.3 -4.3 -1.7 3.7 9.5 14.8 19 20.1 15.6 8.6 2.6 -1.4
Precipitation (mm) 137.8 99.5 76.7 67.8 77.5 111.8 158.2 148.8 133.7 106.1 111.6 129.2
Heaviest Snowfall (㎝) 76 50 32 16 - - - - - - 29 50

2016

Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May Jun. Jul. Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec.
Average temp. (℃) 0.2 -0.1 4.4 10.6 16.7 20 22.8 24.4 20.9 13 5.9 2.2
High temp. (℃) 12.9 11.3 20.1 25.7 29.6 30.4 32.9 34 32.4 26.5 18.8 14
Low temp. (℃) -8.4 -13.1 -4.7 -4.1 4.5 7.1 13.4 15.6 9.1 0.2 -3.9 -10
Precipitation (mm) 132.5 85 28.5 99 66 76 86 259.5 156.5 30.5 74.5 157.5
Heaviest Snowfall (㎝) 22 24 21 5 - - - - - - 0 25
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Yonezawa Convention Bureau
1-4-13 Marunouchi,Yonezawa City,
Yamagata Pref 990-0076,Japan
Mascot for Yonezawa City
Kanetsugu Naoe/Kanetan , Kagekatsu Uesugi/Kagecci-Sama
Osen-no-Kata/Osen-Chan , Keji Maeda/Kejiro © aki okano

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