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Sports Spots in Yamagata Area

  • Zao Onsen Ski Resort
    Leisure / Hobbies
    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
    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.
  • Murasaki Sports AEON MALL Tendo
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Yamagata Tendo-shi Haga section Chinai 34 -gaiku AEON MALL Tendo Mall
  • Sports Club&Spa Renaissance Yamagata
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Yamagata Yamagata-shi Saiwaicho 18-33
  • Golf Partner Yamagata Nishi Bypass
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Yamagata Yamagata-shi Akanegaoka 1-17-27
  • Golf Partner Yamagata Yoshihara
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Yamagata Yamagata-shi Wakamiya 4-4-17 (Super Sports Xebio)
  • Golf Partner Tendo
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Yamagata Tendo-shi Haga Town Kita 1-8-24
  • Victoria Golf Yonezawa
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Yamagata Yonezawa-shi Kanaike 6-chome 7-1
  • Victoria Golf ru Park Mikawa
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Yamagata Pref. Higashitagawagunmikawamachi Inoko The weir end 291 - 1
  • Kaminoyama Citizen General Sports Field
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Yamagata Kaminoyama-shi Keyakinomori 2-1
  • Sakata Municipal Hikarigaoka Athletic Field
    1 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Yamagata Sakata-shi Hikarigaoka 3-chome 5-6


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

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  • Yamagata Akanegaoka Athletic Field
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Yamagata Yamagata-shi Akanegaoka 2-chome 4-1
  • ND Soft Stadium Yamagata
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Yamagata Tendo-shi Sanno 1-1
  • Yamagata Athletic Field
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Yamagata Yamagata-shi Yakushimachi 2-22-72
  • Public Interest learning Center Playground
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Yamagata Sakata-shi Iimoriyama 3-chome 5-1

Yamagata 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.

Yamagata Photo Album

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