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Mt. Chokai

  • Multiple Areas

Facing the Japan Sea, the unique topography of Mount Chokai rises dramatically from sea …

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Mt. Chokai

Ginzan Onsen

  • Yamagata

Travel back in time to classical Japan in Ginzan Onsen! The town is home to wooden hot s…

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Ginzan Onsen

Risshaku-ji Temple

  • Yamagata

Risshaku-ji Temple is popularly known as Yamadera (Mountain Temple). The rocky mountain …

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Risshaku-ji Temple

Mt. Haguro

  • Yamagata

Mount Haguro, Mount Gassan and Mount Yudono, known as the Three Mountains of Dewa, have …

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Mt. Haguro

Kamo Aquarium

  • Yamagata

Tsuruoka City Kamo Aquarium is located in an impressive modern white-walled building on …

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Kamo Aquarium

Tobishima

  • Yamagata

Tobishima is a small island with a circumference of 10.2 kilometers. To visit, you will …

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Tobishima

Imoni Festival

  • Yamagata

Imoni is a traditional Tohoku stew of taro and meat. It is particularly popular in Yamag…

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Imoni Festival

Zao Onsen

  • Yamagata

Zao Onsen features abundant sulphuric hot spring water with strong acidity. The town&rsq…

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Zao Onsen

Kajo Park

  • Yamagata

Yamagata Castle was constructed in 1592 by Yoshiaki Mogami, one of Tohoku’s promin…

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Kajo Park

Mogami River

  • Yamagata

Mogami River is famous throughout Japan for its appearance in the poem “Samidare w…

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Mogami River

Sankyo Soko Storehouse

  • Yamagata

Built in 1893, the Sankyo Soko Storehouses continue to function today as rice storehouse…

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Sankyo Soko Storehouse

Yudonosan Shrine

  • Yamagata

Mount Haguro, Mount Gassan and Mount Yudono, known as the Three Mountains of Dewa, have …

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Yudonosan Shrine

Sekiyama Waterfall

  • Yamagata

Sekiyama Waterfall is a 15-metre wide waterfall dropping 10 metres over a unique rocky s…

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Sekiyama Waterfall

Mt. Gassan

  • Yamagata

Mount Haguro, Mount Gassan and Mount Yudono, known as the Three Mountains of Dewa, have …

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Mt. Gassan

Frost Covered Trees of Zao

  • Yamagata

These frost covered trees can only be found in specific regions and are unique in all of…

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Frost Covered Trees of Zao

Oku-no-Hosomichi Obanazawa Soba Kaido

  • Yamagata

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Oku-no-Hosomichi Obanazawa Soba Kaido

Walk Hagurosan (Mt. Haguro) and Yudonosan (Mt. Yudono) in …

  • Yamagata

Rent the shiroshouzoku (white robes) worn by the Yamabushi (ascetic monks who undergo in…

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Walk Hagurosan (Mt. Haguro) and Yudonosan (Mt. Yudono) in …

Lina World

  • Yamagata

Lina World is one of the largest amusement parks in Tohoku. It can be easily accessed fr…

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Lina World

Uesugi Jinja Shrine

  • Yamagata

Uesugi Jinja Shrine was built on the grounds of the former Yonezawa Castle to enshrine K…

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Uesugi Jinja Shrine

Yura Coast

  • Yamagata

The Yura Coast is a picturesque stretch of shoreline featuring clear blue water and whit…

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Yura Coast

Sakata Festival

  • Yamagata

Sakata Festival is held from May 19 to 21 every year. It is a traditional festival that …

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Sakata Festival

Gassan Shrine

  • Yamagata

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Gassan Shrine

Shonai Sand Dunes

  • Yamagata

Shonai Sand Dunes are Japan’s longest dunes stretching 35 kilometres along the Sea…

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Shonai Sand Dunes

Yonezawa Castle Ruins / Matsugasaki Park

  • Yamagata

Matsugasaki Park is located on the grounds of the former Yonezawa Castle. The water-fill…

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Yonezawa Castle Ruins / Matsugasaki Park

Tsuruoka Tenjin Festival (Ghost Festival)

  • Yamagata

The Tsuruoka Tenjin Festival is a ritual taking place annually on 25 May at Tsuruoka Ten…

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Tsuruoka Tenjin Festival (Ghost Festival)

Tendo Cherry Blossom Festival: Human Shogi

  • Yamagata

Tendo in Yamagata Prefecture is famous as a producing area of shogi pieces. One of the m…

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Tendo Cherry Blossom Festival: Human Shogi

Akayu Onsen

  • Yamagata

Akayu Onsen has been open for around 920 years. It was visited by the feudal lord of the…

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Akayu Onsen

Yunohama Onsen

  • Yamagata

Yunohama Onsen offers luxurious hot spring experiences at hotels facing the Sea of Japan…

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Yunohama Onsen

Former Honma Family Residence

  • Yamagata

The Honma family was the wealthiest merchant family in Japan between the 17th and mid-20…

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Former Honma Family Residence

Takahata Winery

  • Yamagata

Takahata, where the Takahata Winery is located in the fruit kingdom of Yamagata, boasts …

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Takahata Winery

Midagahara Wetlands

  • Yamagata

The Midagahara Wetlands are wetlands located at an elevation of 1,400 meters at the eigh…

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Midagahara Wetlands

Uesugi Snow Lantern Festival

  • Yamagata

The Uesugi Snow Lantern Festival is held over two day on the second Saturday and Sunday …

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Uesugi Snow Lantern Festival

Juhyo Illusion Corridor Tour on the Nightcruiser

  • Yamagata

See the “snow monsters” called “juhyo” in Zao to witness a spect…

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Juhyo Illusion Corridor Tour on the Nightcruiser

Eat Shojin Ryori Cuisine at Saikan and Pray Inside the Shr…

  • Yamagata

Shojin ryori (cuisine made from vegetables and no meat or fish for the purpose of eating…

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Eat Shojin Ryori Cuisine at Saikan and Pray Inside the Shr…

Otaka Poppo

  • Yamagata

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Otaka Poppo

Kaminoyama Onsen

  • Yamagata

Kaminoyama Onsen is called one of the three top hot springs in Ou together with Higashiy…

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Kaminoyama Onsen

Sakuranbo Higashine Onsen

  • Yamagata

Sakuranbo Higashine Onsen is a rural hot spring district. You can look out to mountains …

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Sakuranbo Higashine Onsen

Ichinotaki and Ninotaki Waterfalls Valley

  • Yamagata

Ichinotaki and Ninotaki Waterfalls Valley is a magnificent valley. It gathers the clear …

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Ichinotaki and Ninotaki Waterfalls Valley

Kaneyama Townscape

  • Yamagata

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Kaneyama Townscape

Kinowa Shrine

  • Yamagata

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Kinowa Shrine
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