Sports Spots in Yamagata Area

  • Zao Onsen Ski Resort
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    Yamagata Pref. Yamagatashi Zaouonsen 708-1
    This is a ski resort located in Zao Onsen Yamagata City Yamagata Prefecture boasting the largest land area in Tohoku. The courses have a wide variety of length and inclines and it is also enjoyed by school excursion parties as well as families and couples. The upper ice-field course offers a wide view of the signature frost-covered trees. Seeing the magical frost-covered trees illuminated at night is a must. The Zao Onsen town spreads out from the mountain’s foot.
  • Yamagata Prefectural General Sports Park
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    3.5
    11 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Yamagata Pref. Tendoushi Sannou 1-1
    Yamagata Prefectural General Sports Park is located in Tendo City, Yamagata Prefecture; it was opened in 1992 as a place for local people to participate in sporting and leisure activities, and as the venue for the 47th National Sports Festival of Japan (the “Benibana National Sports Festival”). This large Park includes an athletics stadium, a multi-purpose sports stadium, tennis courts, a baseball stadium, a soccer stadium, etc. There is also a children’s “Play Forest” with a long roller slide and lots of other play equipment, and the “Ikoi Plaza” where visitors can enjoy a relaxing stroll. The Park is used by people of all ages. The open-air swimming pool (which is only open in the summer months) has a “lazy river,” water slides, a special pool for young children, etc., and is very popular with children and families.

    モンテディオ山形の試合観戦で訪問。 スタジアムは国体用に建設したため陸上競技場の大きなトラックがあります。幅跳び用のトラックが正面スタンド側にあるのでバックスタンドの方がフィールドに近いです。 サッカー専用ではないものの、スタンドの傾斜はそこそこあるので見難いというほどではありません。 スタジアムグルメはご当地B級グルメもあり楽しめます。なお、芋煮は早い時間に売り切れるようです。

  • Gassan Ski Resort
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Yamagata Pref. Nishimurayamagunnishikawamachi Shidu Wisteria
    This is a ski resort exclusively for summer skiing at Mt. Ubagatake (the second peak of Mt. Gassan) in Yamagata Prefecture approximately 25 minutes by car from Gassan Interchange on the Yamagata Expressway. As it is a ski resort in a heavy snow area it opens in April when other ski resorts close and skiing is possible until summer and the snow disappears. There are four slopes and the natural bumps utilizing the natural terrain are perfect for practicing mogul skiing. The biggest attraction is that it is warm and visitors can enjoy skiing in light clothing and even short sleeves. Skiing under the blue sky looking over the fresh green spreading below is refreshing.
  • Kurobushi Highlands Snow Park, Jangle Jungle
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Yamagata Pref. Higashineshi Kannonji Waterless Mountain 3170-164
    This ski park is located on Mt. Mizunashi in Kannonji, Higashine City. Known for its consistent quality and snow condition, these five slopes and four parks are covered with 100% natural power snow. This well designed park has a dedicated escalator connecting the parking lot directly to the Jangle Plaza where the information counter, changing rooms, shops, and a restaurant serving pizza from its specialized pizza oven are all in one spot.
  • Zao Liza World Ski Resort
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Yamagata Pref. Kaminoyamashi Zaou Bokpyeong Highlands
    This ski resort is at Kaminoyama City’s Zao Bodaira Highland. With slopes about 1,000 meters above sea level, the resort is known for its high-quality powder and snow bound trees known as “ice monsters.” There are lodges with attached kitchens for rent and a restaurant serving authentic stone kiln pizza. It gets crowded with tourists in season.
  • Yonezawa Snow World
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Yamagata Pref. Yonezawashi Banseichou Kariyasu Tocho Hiradane
    This ski resort is on Banseitairo Road in Banseichokariyasu, Yonezawa City. They have eight courses catering to skiers ranging from beginner to advanced, as well as lodges and a restaurant. They also offer various ski classes. Their “Yonezawa Family Golf” facility, open from May to late October, has a driving range for golf enthusiasts.
  • Komagihara Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Yamagata Pref. Tsuruokashi Komagiharamachi 2-1
    This park is located in Komagihara-machi, Tsuruoka City. The all-natural grass Komagihara ball field, the Tsuruoka Dream Stadium, the Komagihara Gymnasium and the Komagihara Athletic Track are all in this park. This spacious 23 hectare park also includes tennis courts, a martial arts hall, a sumo stadium, a skate rink in the winter, walking paths, and a multi-purpose playground. It serves as an all-around sports park that can be enjoyed by the community.
  • Nanyo Sky Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Yamagata Nanyo-shi Akayu 2841-1
    This is a V-tail flight area for hang gliding and paragliding, just about 10 minutes by car from the JR Akayu Station. There are flight areas for beginners and intermediate visitors at an elevation of 500 meters, and for advanced fliers at 700 meters. One can enjoy high-altitude, extended flight times due to the wind currents arising from the Lake Hakuryu and its surrounding hills. The landing area is free of any obstacles for safe and easy landings. Under ideal conditions, one may have the opportunity to soar above a ‘sea of clouds’, which are known to form in the Nanyo Skypark area.
  • Yudonosan Ski Area
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Yamagata Tsuruoka-shi Tamugimata Rokujuriyama 104-5
  • Shonai Airport Kansho Ryokuchi Park Park Center
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    4.5
    8 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Yamagata Sakata-shi Hamanaka

    滑走路に沿ってひたすら続く緑地帯です。まぁ公園ですね。滑り台など遊具とかもあって、子供だったら喜びそう。もちろん飛行機も間近で見えますよ。

  • ND Soft Stadium Yamagata
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Yamagata Tendo-shi Sanno 1-1
  • Yamagata Mogamimachi Akakura Onsen Ski Area
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    4.0
    6 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Yamagata Mogami-gun Mogamimachi Tomisawa 3480-1

    雪質最高!公認のツリーランやサイドカントリーもあり、パウダーに、当たると最高です。 食事も昔ながらのスキーハウスから今風な所から、夏場も営業してる本格的なラーメン屋もあります!

  • Shinjo Citizen Stadium
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    3.0
    2 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Yamagata Shinjo-shi Kanezawa 1398-3

    JR新庄駅からレンタルサイクルにて 散策にて東山公園に行った時に発見しました。観光で立ち寄りするところでは ないと思いますが、普通の球場でした〇

  • Tsuruoka Komagihara Athletic Field
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    4.0
    2 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Yamagata Tsuruoka-shi Komagiharamachi 2-1

    広い場所で散策を楽しんでる方も多かったと思います。 Jリーグ サッカーチームのゆかりも何かしらあるとの事で ファンには聖地かもしれません。

  • Komagihara Baseball Ground (Tsuruoka Dream Stadium)
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    4.0
    1 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Yamagata Tsuruoka-shi Komagiharamachi 2-1

    日本国内では数少ない内外野天然芝の野球場で国際試合対策でアマチュアの日本代表が合宿を行った事もあります。 プロ野球の二軍戦も時々行われます。 グラウンドは綺麗ですが箱が地方球場なのでその組み合わせが良いと思います。 アクセスはあまり良くなく鶴岡駅からは路線バスで45分位掛かります。

  • Higashine Citizen Gymnasium
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    3.0
    2 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Yamagata Higashine-shi Higashineotsu 1119-1

    あそびあランドの近くにある体育館です。1階にバレーボールやバスケットボールなどができるアリーナがあります。駐車場から玄関まで一部スロープが設けられているなど高齢者等にも優しい施設です。

  • Sakuranbo Country Club
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    4.0
    1 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Yamagata Murayama-shi Natori Kyoduka Mori 3302

    ピンポジ次第ではグリーンで大苦戦することになると思います。コース自体は、それほど特徴はないのですが、グリーン周りで苦労しました

  • Green Valley Kamuro
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    4.0
    1 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Yamagata Pref. Mogamigunkaneyamamachi Ariya 1400

    金山町にあるスキー場です。宿泊施設はシェーネスハイム,日帰りの場合はホットハウスの温泉を利用すると便利です。

  • Shirataka Municipal Ski Area
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    5.0
    1 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Yamagata Nishiokitama-gun Shiratakamachi Nakayama 2801

    めちゃめちゃ小さいスキー場です! リフトは1本です(*^^*) ゆっくりのんびり滑れますよ。 レストランもあります。 すいてるので子供連れでも良いかと思います。

  • Hanagasa Kogen Ski Area
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    5.0
    1 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Yamagata Obanazawa Tsuruko 858

    ペアリフト一本、アンバー一本の小さいスキー場ですが、雪質・雪の量・ピステの技術・サイドカントリーパウダー最高ですし何よりスタッフが明るくてフレンドリーで最高に楽しい時間作ってくれます。 また、キッカー・ボックス・レールとパークもディガーが常駐していて整備も種類も豊富で小さいスキー場なのに一日中楽しめます。 営業は平日はナイターのみ、金土日祝は一日中やってます。

Yamagata Areas

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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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