Yamagata, Japan Information.

Feeling the beauty of Japanese four seasons in Yamagata!

Yamagata Japan

Basic information of Yamagata Prefecture

Yamagata Prefecture is located in the northeastern region of Japan surrounded by mountrains and rish natural environment.
It becomes quite hot in summer, yet it turns to a heavy snowfall district in winter season. Because of Yamagata's specific characteristics of a region, it is devided in four different areas.

Shonai region Shonai region
Mogami region Mogami region
Murayama region Murayama region
Okitama region Oitama region

→ To Yamagata's detailed information

Hot Springs information

Popular hot spring area with big hotels and Ryokan, or Japanese style inns
→ Kaminoyama hot springs
→ Tendo hot springs
→ Higashine hot springs
→ Akayu hot springs
→ Yunohama hot springs
→ Atsumi hot springs

Resortlike hot spring area surrounded by mountains and valleys
→ Zao hot springs
→ Shirabu hot springs
→ Onogawa hot springs
→ Ginzan hot springs
→ Hiziori hot springs
→ Semi hot springs
→ Akakura hot springs
→ Yudagawa hot springs

Sightseeing information

When we say sightseeing in Yamagata…
When the people of yamagata prefecture is questioned 「Where do you recommend for sightseeing?」, majority will definitely answer [temple in mountains] or [Zao].
Yet of course that is not it.
Please spend little more time enjoying traditionals, cultures, histric sites, landmarks and the beauty of nature in other regions.

→ Okitama region
→ Murayama region
→ Mogami region
→ Shonai region

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Yamagata info is the web site to introduce Yamagata Prefecture of Japan, mainly about the tourist attractions and hot springs which may help those who are planning on a trip to Yamagata.

The place where beautiful Japanese nature and unique culture still remain.

Sightseeing in Yamagata Sightseeing in Yamagata

Spring:Cherry blossoms are at their best from April.
Summer:Hot. Visiting hamlet is recommended.
Fall:Beauty of the leaves when turned in autum. Imoni festivals everywhere!
Winter:Freezing cold with snow, and the trees will be coverd with them and ice.
Snow:Cold, but not as delicous as shaved ice.

So many things to see and experience throughout the year!

Gotta eat them! Gotta eat them!

Cherries:70% of cherries in Japan are produced in Yamagata Prefecture.
La France pears:The queen of the fruits is also Yamagata's best production.
Yonezawa Beef:As known as "Matsuzaka" of the west, and "Yonezawa" of the east.
Imoni:One of the local dishes of Yamagata which beef soup and taro roots are boiled and seasoned together.
Soba:Buckwheat noodles.
Cold ramen:Yamagata is the birthplace for cold ramen; the chinese noodle.

Yamagata food = delicacy of Japan

Links related to Yamagata Links related to Yamagata

Yamagata Prefecture official web site
Yamagata Airport
Japan Railways in eastern Japan

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Snowman's village