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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

Mt. Haguro

  • Yamagata

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

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Mt. Haguro

Kajo Park

  • Yamagata

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

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Kajo Park

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

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

Kamo Aquarium

  • Yamagata

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

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Kamo Aquarium

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. Chokai

  • Multiple Areas

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

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Mt. Chokai

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

Mt. Gassan

  • Yamagata

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

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Mt. Gassan

Zao Onsen

  • Yamagata

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

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Zao Onsen

◆Winter Tour◆Enjoy the Benefits of Snow

  • Yamagata

Eat warm ramen inside a large kamakura (a type of igloo residence with an altar enshrini…

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◆Winter Tour◆Enjoy the Benefits of Snow

Mogami River

  • Yamagata

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

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Mogami River

Nanyo Chrysanthemum Festival

  • Yamagata

Nanyo Chrysanthemum Festival is held around Kumano Taisha Shrine and Nanyo Chuo Flower P…

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Nanyo Chrysanthemum Festival

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

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

Hanesawa Onsen

  • Yamagata

Hanesawa Onsen is located among the mountains approximately 30 minutes by car from JR Sh…

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Hanesawa Onsen

Hiyoriyama Park

  • Yamagata

Hiyoriyama Park is a historic park in the port town of Sakata. The park is a popular sce…

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Hiyoriyama Park

Bunshokan

  • Yamagata

The Yamagata Prefectural Government Building and Prefectural Assembly Building, which we…

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Bunshokan

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

Tendo Onsen

  • Yamagata

Tendo is the largest producer of shogi pieces in Japan. Title matches featuring professi…

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Tendo Onsen

Tobishima

  • Yamagata

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

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Tobishima

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

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

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

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

Hiyashi Shampoo

  • Yamagata

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Hiyashi Shampoo

Yamagata Hanagasa Festival

  • Yamagata

Yamagata Hanagasa Festival is one of the four major festivals in Tohoku. It is the leadi…

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Yamagata Hanagasa Festival

Play Board Games at a Temple

  • Yamagata

Mr. Takuya Ono, Chief Priest of Toshoji Temple in the Nishine district of Nagai City, is…

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Play Board Games at a Temple

Yudonosan Shrine

  • Yamagata

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

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Yudonosan 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

Zao Juhyo Festival

  • Yamagata

Zao is home to one of Japan’s largest ski resorts and the legendary hoar frosts kn…

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Zao Juhyo Festival

Deity of Good Relationship and Marriage: Become a Miko at …

  • Yamagata

Kumano Taisha Shrine in Nanyo City, Yamagata Prefecture worships the deity of good relat…

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Deity of Good Relationship and Marriage: Become a Miko at …

Samurai Experience of Iai Sword Drawing Technique

  • Yamagata

On this tour, you'll see the Enbu of Iai (performance of quick drawing a katana) wit…

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Samurai Experience of Iai Sword Drawing Technique

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

Shikamura Terraced Rice Fields

  • Yamagata

The four regions of Toyomaki, Takinosawa, Numanodai and Hirabayashi in the mountains of …

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Shikamura Terraced Rice Fields

Shinjo Festival

  • Yamagata

The Shinjo Festival of Shinjo in Yamagata Prefecture has a history of more than 260 year…

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Shinjo Festival

Iaido Experience

  • Yamagata

Visiting Iai Shrine, you'll see the Enbu of Iai (performance of quick drawing a kata…

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Iaido Experience

Takahata Winery

  • Yamagata

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

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Takahata Winery

Shogi Piece

  • Yamagata

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Shogi Piece
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