Yamagata PrefecturePage: 1/2
Yamagata Hanagasa FestivalRead Later
This is one of the four major festivals of Tohoku. Lighting up the night in Yamagata is a splendid summer festival.
It is expected that the cherry trees in the Tohoku region ("Northeast Region”) will be in full bloom around April 15th. The seven must-visit hamami (“cherry blossom viewing”) spots in the Tohoku region are listed here for your reference. We wish you a pleasant hanami tour ♡
You can reach Yamadera Station from Tokyo Station by taking the Yamagata Shinkansen for 2 hours and 30 minutes, then changing to the Senzan line at Yamagata Station and riding for about 20 minutes.
During the winter, Japan is covered in silvery snow as far as the eye can see, creating vast and spectacular landscapes. Depending on the region of Japan you’re visiting, you can enjoy snow-related activities for as long as late November through early May.
Viewing Fall Foliage in Yamagata Prefecture: A Tour of Bonji-gawa Valley, a Bewitching Spot in the Tohoku RegionRead Later
Bonji-gawa Valley, near Mount Yudono in Yamagata Prefecture, is a recommendable spot for viewing fall foliage. There are not only the secluded valley but also fall hills blanketed with fall foliage pleasing to the eye. The surrounding dam, bridges, lakes, waterfalls and shrines are elaborately adorned with fall foliage as well. Here is an itinerary for a walking tour of the valley to view fall foliage.
Take about 2 and half hour by Yamagata shinkansen from Tokyo to central of Yamagata-Prefecture, north east regional of Japan, and change to bus from East Exis of Yamagata Station...
The Tsuruoka Winter Festival, which creates a beautiful winter sight, lights up the area!
During the festival, the former Nishitagawa Government Office (now Chido Museum) and the museum Taihokan inside Tsuruoka Park are both lit up, creating a beautifully romantic nighttime snowscape.
Breathtaking scenic beauty, gourmet cuisine, and warm hospitality await. Well-known, healing hot springs you’ll want to visit.Read Later
Hot spring hotels imparting a sense of Japanese tradition and culture