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Yonezawa is a castle town in Yamagata Prefecture (Northern Honshu) that was once home to the Uesugi clan (14th-17th Centuries). The original castle buildings have been long destroyed, but Ueshugi Jinja Shrine, which was built at the center of the site, remains. The shrine is dedicated to the powerful warrior, Uesugi Kenshin, and features a treasure house filled with original artifacts, which enhance the town’s Samurai-era ambiance. Yonezawa is also famous for traditional crafts and local culinar

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