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Botanical Garden Spots in Yamagata Area

  • Higashizawa Rose Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Yamagata Pref. Murayamashi Tateokahigashizawa 1-25
    Higashizawa Rose Park is a botanical garden located on the banks of the Osawa Reservoir in Murayama City. The Park has over 20,000 rose plants, belonging to around 750 different rose varieties from all over the world. Visitors can view special varieties such as the “Murayama” rose that was cultivated locally in Murayama City, and the rare “Violet” rose. The roses are at the best between June and September; a special “Rose Festival” is held every year during this period. Higashizawa Rose Park was selected for inclusion in Japan’s “Top 100 Aromascapes” in 2001, and was chosen as a location for the “Lovers’ Sanctuary Project” in 2015.
  • Momiji Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Yamagata Pref. Yamagatashi Higashiharamachi 2-16-7 (Seifuso)
    This park, formerly the shingon sect Houdouji Temple garden, is a garden in Higashihara District of Yamagata City. One can enjoy this traditional Japanese garden designed in the style of a pond surrounded by meandering paths. The pond, Shinjiike, itself is constructed in the shape of the Japanese letter for 'heart.' True to its namesake, Momiji, many varieties of maple trees are planted in this garden. For this reason one can enjoy an extended period of beautiful autumn foliage.
  • Donden-daira Lily Garden
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Yamagata Pref. Nishiokitamagunidemachi Hagyu 3341
    This botanical garden is located in the Hagyu area of Iide-machi, Nishiokitama County. It is the largest lily garden in eastern Japan, and has a vast site that is more than four times the size of Tokyo Dome, with approximately 500,000 plants of different lily varieties. Besides the observation deck and recreational facilities with water in the garden, there is a rest house where you can enjoy Iide beef barbecue.
  • Kawanishi Dariya Garden
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Yamagata Pref. Higashiokitamagunkawanishimachi Kamikomatsu 5095-11
    The first dahlia-only tourist plant garden in Japan with 650 different kinds of dahlias and around 10,000 flowers in bloom, this is a spacious garden with a total area of around 4 hectares with grass and trees where you can take your time and enjoy the surroundings. In addition, there is a hot spring facility next door, and you can enjoy panoramic views of Dahlia Garden from the observation terrace. It is open every year from around August to November.
  • Yamagatakenritushizenhakubutuen
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Yamagata Pref. Nishimurayamagunnishikawamachi Shidu Ubagatake 159
  • Camrofarm Kurabu
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Yamagata Pref. Mogamigunkaneyamamachi Ariya 1247-2
  • Zao Natural Shokubutsuen
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Yamagata Yamagata-shi Zao
  • Bairin Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Yamagata Tsuruoka-shi Yutagawa
  • Sei Kame Sono
    13 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Yamagata Sakata-shi Hamada 1-11-13


  • Yamagata Wild Plants Garden
    1 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Yamagata Yamagata-shi Kanno 832-3


  • Ayame Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Yamagata Nagai-shi Yokomachi 5
  • Matsu Ke Ike Park (Shirotsutsuji Park)
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Yamagata Nagai Shinmeicho 3-38
  • Sosho Rose Garden
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Yamagata Nanyo-shi Miyauchi 4396-2
  • Hagi Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Yamagata Pref. Nagaishi Narita 2170-2
  • Sagae Park Tsutsujien
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Yamagata Sagae-shi Sagae Nagaoka
  • Zao Pension Mura Open Garden
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Yamagata Kaminoyama-shi Ogura Omori 1968
  • Sosho Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Yamagata Nanyo-shi Miyauchi 4396-1

Yamagata Main Areas


Although often overlooked, Yamagata prefecture by no means lacks appeal: the Yamadera temple trail through the mountains, deliciously tender Yonezawa wagyu, and over 100 steaming hot springs, most notably Zao Onsen, await visitors. When winter comes, the snowcapped peaks become dotted with skiers by day and onsen-goers by night, while summer brings the celebration of juicy Yamagata cherries.

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