Direct Sales Depot / Market Spots in Yamagata Area

  • Farmer's Market Yotteke Popora
    8 Reviews
    Yamagata Pref. Higashineshi Chuouhigashi 3-7-16
    This is a farmer's market carrying fresh local produce. It is located across from Omoriyama park along Prefectural Route 122 in Chuohigashi, Higashine City. Here you can buy agricultural products of fruit, vegetables, and flowers, as well as freshly harvested rice, milled right on site, gelato made from local fruits, and other handmade crafts. During the peak cherry season, mid-June through mid-July, at least seven varieties of cherries are always available from over the 20 varieties grown.


  • Sakata Seafood Market
    Yamagata Pref. Sakatashi Funabachou 2-5-10
    This is a seafood market located near Sakata Port in Funaba-cho, Sakata City. The locally caught fish from the Shonai coast is what is mostly sold at the Kanbara Seafood (Sakata Seafood Market) on the first floor. On the second floor, one can enjoy seafood bowls and set menu courses for a reasonable price at the Kaisendonya Tobishima diner. The view from the wood deck overlooking the Sakata Port, truly a fishing depot, is something to behold.
  • Green Village Sankyokan
    2 Reviews
    Yamagata Sakata-shi Sankyomachi 1-3-1
    This farm-direct sales shop is on prefectural route 353 in Sankyo-machi 1-Chome, Sakata City. They sell a variety of morning-fresh vegetables and fruit, as well as hand-made deli dishes, processed foods, and more. The mochi made with Sakata Mezuru mochi-rice, and jams and juices made from Shonai-grown fruit, are all quite popular. They hold a variety of seasonal events, as well, like the Cherry Fair in June.


  • Sakata Minato Ichiba (Market)
    Yamagata Pref. Sakatashi Funabachou 2-5-56
    This trade facility is near the Sakata Kaisen Ichiba seafood market in Funaba-cho, Sakata City. Opened in 2010 with the aim to be the 'the kitchen for the community,' this market offers fresh foods to both its residents and visitors. This market houses shops offering seafood, vegetables, dried foods, local sakes and products, and souvenir, and houses eight shops serving simple meals of seafood bowls, ramen, and more.
  • JA Tsuruoka Melon Direct Market
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Yamagata Pref. Tsuruokashi Barashinden 1-4
    This is a tourist farm located about 20 minutes by car from JR Tsuruoka Station. The Shonai sand dunes, with good drainage is one of Japan’s leading melon producing areas. At JA Tsuruoka Saigo fruit and vegetables sorting facility, visitors can experience all-you-can-eat sweet and fresh Shonai sand dune melons for about a month in July with reservations. The types of melons are Andes Melon and JA Tsuruoka’s original melon called the Tsuruhime Melon and Tsuruhime Red Melon. Both the Tsuruhime and the Tsuruhime Red melons are large and have high sugar content and visitors can enjoy their elegant sweet aroma. Visitors can also experience harvesting melons and melons are sold on site at the same venue.
  • Hijiori Onsen Morning Market
    Yamagata Pref. Mogamigunokuramura Minamiyama 451-2
    This morning market is held at the resort of Hijiori Onsen district with its 1,200-year history. Between late April and late November, it's held daily from about 5:30 am (although this may change with the season). They sell fresh agricultural products such as seasonal vegetables, as well as wild vegetables, handmade items like Shiso rolls, and more.
  • Farmer’s Market Tawawa
    Yamagata Sakata-shi Horenji Chigaya Harigaya
    This farm direct sales shop is on national route 344 in Chibariyaji Horenji, Sakata City. It offers farm produce like locally sourced fresh vegetables and fruit, dairy goods produced on the Chokai Highland, and products made from local specialties. They also have a variety of seasonal events like their Founding Festival and Mountain Vegetable Festival in spring, or Thanksgiving Festival in November.
  • Mayu no Sato
    Yamagata Shinjo-shi Tokamachi 6000-1
    This farm direct shop is inside Shinjo City Ecology Garden Gensan no Mori, in Toka-machi, Shinjo City. They offer a selection of morning-fresh fruits, vegetables, flowers and other produce, as well as eggs, chicken, pickles, and deli items. They also sell hand-made processed foods, local crafts, and more. They also hold various seasonal events, like “Saturday Soba Noodle Day” which they serve hand-made soba by experts every Saturday from December through March.
  • Doriimu Farm
    Yamagata Nishiokitama-gun Shiratakamachi Kurofuji 9053-30
    This farm direct shop is on national route 287 in Kurofuji, Shirataka Town, Nishiokitama County. They offer fresh fruits and vegetables from growers in Shirataka, as well as fresh flowers, handmade pickles, soft-serve ice cream and more. They also offer a rice sales and polishing shop where you can buy organic rice grown using green manure and duck pest control. They also have a strawberry tourist garden from March through May.
  • Hand-made Soba Shigean
    Yamagata Tsuruoka-shi Barashinden Sen Baai 1-4
    This soba shop is on Prefectural route 44 in Kurose, Haguro Town, Tsuruoka City. They use domestic soba to hand-make their nihachi-soba(80% buckwheat flour) noodles, Inaka-soba (country-style soba) noodles, and Dattan-soba (Tartary buckwheat flour) noodles, as well as offering udon noodles and other dishes. Their noodles are kneaded with a low water content, resulting in firmer texture, and are offered up with seasonal tempura toppings for a taste treat. They're famous for their visually stunning kakiage tempura fritter.
  • Atsumi Onsen Morning Market
    Yamagata Tsuruoka-shi Yuatsumi
    This Asa-ichi (morning market) is held at Atsumi Onsen Asa-ichi Hiroba in Atsumi, Tsuruoka City. From April through November, it runs every morning from 5:30 to 8:30. This morning market has a history going back to the Edo period, and it's filled with goods like local crafts, fresh local produce like the Yakibatake Atsumi Turnip, marine products, and more. The Hiru-ichi(afternoon market) event is also held every fourth Saturday of the month during that period.
  • Farmers Market Tomato Tendo Store
    Yamagata Tendo-shi Kita
    This consignment-style farmer’s market sells a wide variety of produce with a focus on vegetables harvested that day by local farmers in Tendo City. It also sells rice, flowers, edible wild plants, handmade sides, and farming supplies such as fertilizer, pesticides, and greenhouse materials. There is also a vendor outside of the market where customers can buy treats such as shaved ice and soft-serve ice cream.
  • Agricultural, Forestry and Fishery Experience Center Sanyu
    Yamagata Akumi-gun Yuzamachi Yoshide Kanemata 239-5
    About 20 minutes by car from the Sakata Minato Interchange off the Nihonkai Tohoku Expressway, at this center one can buy locally grown produce and products here at the foot of Mt. Chokai. On the premises is a water supply area where one can refill and take home spring water, Chokai Sanshin-no-Mizu, from Chokai. At the eatery, one can enjoy handmade soba noodles made from Kanamata buckwheat. (Open only on Saturdays and Sundays). One can join a soba-making or sasamaki-making workshops that are offered as well (by reservation). At the small from farm direct-to-market sales corner visitors can purchase soba flour, vegetables and local products, luffa moisturizing lotions, soaps and other useful bamboo charcoal items. Portions of the property can also be rented for those who want to experience growing crops.
  • Sanchokumikawa
    2 Reviews
    Yamagata Pref. Higashitagawagunmikawamachi Inoko Osegi end 314-3

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  • Hanawa Sakuranbo Sono
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Yamagata Tendo-shi Shimoginoto 922
  • JA Tsuruoka Sanchokukan Shirayama
    1 Reviews
    Yamagata Pref. Tsuruokashi Shirayama Nishino 191


  • Yasainokanokazuyasan
    Yamagata Pref. Yamagatashi Uwamachi 1-14-16
  • Shoku no eki Yamagata Zao
    Yamagata Yamagata-shi Omotezao 68 Yamagata Tourist Product Hall
  • Ka Wa Nishi Mori no Marche
    Yamagata Higashiokitama-gun
  • Siber Factory Maison Confectionary Work
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Yamagata Pref. Yamagatashi Zaoumatsugaoka 2-1-3

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.

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