Plateau Spots in Yamagata Area

  • Zao Bodaira National Campground
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    Yamagata Pref. Kaminoyamashi Zaou Takahara Bohei
    This expansive plateau is located along the Echo Line in Zaosan, Nagano, Kaminoyama City at an altitude ranging from 1,000 to 1,200 meters. It features a pension village, a camp ground, Azalea Park, and other facilities. Visitors can experience the seasonal nature offered by the highlands, such as the alpine plants and fresh greenery. There is also a ski area and a cross-country skiing course that are used for ski competitions, training camps, and other events.
  • Zao Bodaira Highland
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    Yamagata Pref. Kaminoyamashi Zaou Bokpyeong Highlands
    This highland area on the western flank of Mt. Zao is located about 1,000 meters above sea level. With facilities like a pension village, a campground, and an azalea park, visitors enjoy the highland's natural environment year-round. It has a ski field and cross-country skiing courses. In 2014 it was a venue for the Yamagata Juhyo (Ice Monsters) National Athletic Meet. Located 30 minutes from Kamiyama City via the Zao Echo Line, many travelers visit for trekking.
  • Tengendai
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    Yonezawa, Yamagata Prefecture
    This highland area is administered by Yonezawa City. It has the trailhead for shortest route up Mt. Nishi-Agatsuma where trekkers can take in views of Mt. Zao and Mt. Chokai and check out alpine plants. There's also a ski field with a roughly six-month long season. It features high quality powder, and its longest run is 6,000 meters.
  • Tengendai Highland
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    Yamagata Pref. Yonezawashi Sumomoyama
    This highland area is located in Sumomoyama, Yonezawa City. It has the trailhead for shortest route up Mt. Nishi-Agatsuma and can be reached by the Tengendai Ropeway from Yumoto Station in Seki, Yonezawa City. Its trekking course has great views of Mt. Zao and Mt. Chokai and lots of alpine plants. There's also a ski field with a roughly six-month long season. It features high quality powder, and its longest run is 6,000 meters.
  • Zao Central Highland
    Travel / Tourism
    Yamagata Yamagata-shi Zao
    This highland area is in Zao, Yamagata City. Two ropeway systems leave from Zao Onsen, the Zao Central Ropeway, and Zao Sky Cable. There is also a well maintained hiking course which takes visitors through the rich natural scenery of forests, alpine plants, and Dokkonuma swamp.
  • Nishi Zao Takanbaru
    Travel / Tourism
    Yamagata Yamagata-shi
  • Midagahara
    Travel / Tourism
    Yamagata Higashitagawa-gun Shonaimachi
  • Tendo Takanbaru
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    Yamagata Tendo-shi Tamugino 1321
  • HanagasaKogen
    Travel / Tourism
    Yamagata Obanazawa Tsuruko
  • Zao Takanbaru
    Travel / Tourism
    Yamagata Yamagata-shi-Kaminoyama-shi
  • Zaokogenbodaira
    Travel / Tourism
    Yamagata Kaminoyama-shi Zao Kogen Bodaira

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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