Snow monsters in Yamagata, Japan

Yamagata Travel Guide

Yamagata Prefecture | Travel Guide

While Yamagata prefecture in the northeastern part of Japan’s main island might not be a typical destination for international tourists, it is a good destination for off the beaten path winter sports. Every year, Yamagata receives plenty of snow, and combined with the many mountains it makes for a good destination for skiing and snowboarding.

But that is not all there is to do in Yamagata, as doing a temple stay is one of the best ways to experience Japanese culture from up close. In the summer, people flock to the area to participate in the Hanagasa Matsuri, a traditional Japanese festival. The region is quite rural and known for its production of rice and fruits.

Check out our package tour in the Tohoku region if you are interested in discovering the area!