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Yamagata Prefecture is surrounded by Zao mountain range and the three mountains of Dewa Sanzan where mountain ascetics gathered. Many hot springs are dotted about the foot of these mountains. Visitors come for trekking and tranquil scenery in the summer and for the Zao Juhyo festival and skiing in the winter. The capital city, Yamagata, is famous for its old-world townscape lined with daimyo city storehouses and western-style houses. Local dishes include simple stewed potato and konnyaku balls.