Sports Spots in Yamagata Area

  • Zao Onsen Ski Resort
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    4.5
    330 Reviews
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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.

    Such a great ski resort and all is great. You can spend 4 days for skiing and enjoy the speed and scenery passing by you when skiing. After the daily ski, in the evening you can enjoy the hot spring...

  • Gassan Ski Resort
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    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.
  • Yamagata Prefectural General Sports Park
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    3.5
    12 Reviews
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    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.

    山形観光で天童に宿泊しましたが、イチョウ並木が見頃ということで朝から行ってみました。 朝日を浴びて、黄金色に輝いていました。 イチョウ以外にも、カエデや紅葉する木もあり、散歩を楽しめます。 ”やきの道”、”いちょうの道”には、西駐車場が近くでおすすめです。

  • Kurobushi Highlands Snow Park, Jangle Jungle
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    4.0
    2 Reviews
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    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.

    東根にある黒伏高原スノーパークジャングルジャングルに行ってきました。雪不足と言われていますが、意外にありました。

  • Yudonosan Ski Area
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Yamagata Tsuruoka-shi Tamugimata Rokujuriyama 104-5
  • Zao Liza World Ski Resort
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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.
  • ND Soft Stadium Yamagata
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Yamagata Tendo-shi Sanno 1-1
  • Shonai Airport Kansho Ryokuchi Park Park Center
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    4.5
    8 Reviews
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    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。

  • Sakata Municipal Kokutai Memorial Gymnasium
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    3.0
    1 Reviews
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    Yamagata Sakata-shi Iimoriyama 2-chome 296-1

    1992年のべにばな国体の競技会場として建設されました。公園の持つ景観を配慮して高さを抑え、軽快な意匠にすることによってスポーツ施設にふさわしい建物となっています。総合体育館として、大アリーナ、小アリーナがあり、トレーニングルームも整備されています。

  • OISHIDA GOLF CLUB
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    Yamagata Kitamurayama-gun Oishida Machi Imashuku 874-1
  • Zao Sarukura Ski Area
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    4.0
    2 Reviews
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    Yamagata Kaminoyama-shi Zao Zaosan 2843-1

    釣り堀で釣ったにじますを有料ですが、塩焼きやお刺身に調理してもらい食べれます。 にじますのお刺身は美味しくて、リピートしたくなります! ジンギスカンも美味しいです! レストランの外には、ソリですべるすべり台や鉄棒、ブランコなどがあり、家族連れに人気です。

  • Tendo Sports Center
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Yamagata Tendo-shi Koseki 1230
  • Shinjo Citizen Stadium
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    3.0
    2 Reviews
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    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

  • Yamagata Baseball Ground (Shonai Bank‧Nisshin Pharmaceutical Stadium Yamagata)
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    Yamagata Higashimurayama-gun Nakayamamachi Nagasaki 5081
  • Tsuruoka Komagihara Athletic Field
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    4.0
    2 Reviews
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    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。

  • Yamagata General Sports Center
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    Yamagata Yamagata-shi Ochiaimachi 1-banchi
  • Komagihara Baseball Ground (Tsuruoka Dream Stadium)
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    4.0
    1 Reviews
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    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。

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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