Yamagata, Japan Information.

Feeling the beauty of Japanese four seasons in Yamagata!

Where does Yamagata locate?

Yamagata prefecture is located at the Tohoku district; the northeastern region of Japan surrounded by hills on three sides, the area with a rich natural environment.
It is about 300km north of Tokyo, approximately three hours by the Yamagata Superexpress. It is well-known for cherries, which occupies 70 percent of production in Japan, and also noted for Yonezawa beef.
Moreover, Yamagata is the only prefecture where there are hot springs in every single municipalities, therefore a "Hot spring paradise".

Yamagata outline

Population: About 1,000,000
Number of municipality: ・35 (13 cities, 19 towns, 3 villeges)

Cherries, La France pears, Melons, Grapes, Water melons, Peaches, Green soybeans, Apples, Rice, Beef, Wine, etc.
Yamagata Hanagasa festival (from Aug.5 to 7: in Yamagata)
Shinjo festival (from Aug. 24 to 26: in Shinjo)
Amahage (from Jan.1 to 6: in Yusa)
Kurokawa-nouo festival (Feb. 1 and 2: in Tsuruoka)

National treasure:
Haguroyama five storied pagoda (Tsuruoka city)
The Uesugis archive (Yonezawa city)

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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.

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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

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

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