Yamagata City, Mount Zao
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.
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.
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...
This time, we will be introducing two recommended events in the Tohoku region that will begin in February. The event sites can be reached by Shinkansen from Tokyo. Though they are not the most easily accessible areas, the events are worth the effort!
Yama-Dera (Hōjusan Risshakuji Temple)Read Later
This mountain temple, of the Tendai sect of Buddhism, is properly known as “Hōjusan Risshakuji Temple.”
It is a historical place, founded in 860 by Jikaku Daishi.
It is believed that, by climbing the stairs up the mountain one by one, desire and impurity are purged, helping you become a bright and sound person.