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Direct Sales Depot / Market Spots in Yamagata Area

  • 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.
  • 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 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.
  • 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.


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Sakata no Morning Market
    Yamagata Sakata-shi Nakamachi 2-chome
  • Hijiori Onsen no Morning Market
    Yamagata Mogami-gun Okuramura Minami Yama Hijiori
  • Y D C Yamagata Daisho Ctr
    Life / Living / Hospital
    Yamagata Pref. Yamagatashi Wagoumachi 1-1-18
  • Yamagata Bar Associations
    Life / Living / Hospital
    Yamagata Yamagata-shi Nanukamachi 2-chome 7-10
  • Nichibenrenkotujikosodan Ctr Yamagata Kenshibu
    Yamagata Pref. Yamagatashi Nanukamachi 2-7-10
  • Yonezawa Chikushakoshomeishinsei Ctr
    Yamagata Pref. Yonezawashi Jouhoku 2-3-12
  • Nagai Chikushakoshomeishinsei Ctr
    Yamagata Pref. Nagaishi Shinmachi 6-6
  • Murayamachikushakoshomeishinsei Ctr
    Yamagata Pref. Higashineshi Miyazaki 1-4-14
  • Tairatakaogyoseishoshijimusho
    Life / Living / Hospital
    Yamagata Pref. Higashiokitamagunkawanishimachi Sunoshima 2431-1
  • ALL IN ONE Kyodo Union
    Yamagata Yamagata-shi Hinokicho 4-chome 3-10
  • Takahashihiroshisakutochikaokuchosashijimusho
    Yamagata Pref. Higashitagawagunshounaimachi Amarume Saruda 43-7
  • Hanawa Sakuranbo Sono
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Yamagata Tendo-shi Shimoginoto 922
  • Yasainokanokazuyasan
    Yamagata Pref. Yamagatashi Uwamachi 1-14-16

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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