temp still goes down to around 10 degree celsius in the morning in yamagata. high one usually goes up to around 25 degree celsius in the afternoon. you can have winter and summer climate in a day in this region. hard to adjust yourself to it.
found a funny sign on a train door. it says "watch out your fingers". ouch !!
this was on a trian of the tohoku line.
train system in yamagata is so week that you'd better possess a car to move around. but yamagata line running between yonezawa-yamagata-shinjo is convenient and quite nice to ride on. you can see nice views from the window and enjoy the landscape of typical countryside of japan.