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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

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

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

Kajo Park

  • Yamagata

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

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Kajo Park

Yudonosan Shrine

  • Yamagata

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

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Yudonosan Shrine

Kamo Aquarium

  • Yamagata

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

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Kamo Aquarium

Mogami River

  • Yamagata

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

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Mogami River

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

Mt. Chokai

  • Multiple Areas

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

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Mt. Chokai

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tobishima

  • Yamagata

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

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Tobishima

Nangakuji Temple

  • Yamagata

There are six sokushinbutsu (monks who practice austerity to the point of death and mumm…

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Nangakuji Temple

Yura Coast

  • Yamagata

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

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Yura Coast

Bunshokan

  • Yamagata

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

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Bunshokan

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

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

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…

Jakushoji Temple

  • Yamagata

Jakushoji Temple is a historic temple that was founded by Gyoki approximately 1,300 year…

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Jakushoji Temple

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

Kumano Taisha Shrine

  • Yamagata

Kumano Taisha Shrine is also referred to as the Ise of Tohoku. It is considered one of t…

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Kumano Taisha Shrine

Ken Domon Museum of Photography

  • Yamagata

The Ken Domon Museum of Photography collects and displays approximately 70,000 works by …

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Ken Domon Museum of Photography

Yunohama Onsen

  • Yamagata

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

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Yunohama Onsen

Yonezawa-ori Orimoto Shop Orient-kan

  • Yamagata

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Yonezawa-ori Orimoto Shop Orient-kan

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

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

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 …

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

Yamagata City Local History Museum

  • Yamagata

This building, which was once used as a hospital, was relocated to inside Kajo Park and …

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Yamagata City Local History Museum

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

12 Waterfalls

  • Yamagata

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12 Waterfalls

Michinoeki Tendo Onsen

  • Yamagata

Michinoeki Tendo Onsen is a large roadside station located along National Route 13 that …

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Michinoeki Tendo Onsen

Maiko Chaya Somaro Takehisa Yumeji Museum

  • Yamagata

Somaro has been opened by renovating the famous Somaya restaurant that was in business s…

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Maiko Chaya Somaro Takehisa Yumeji Museum

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
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