Valley Spots in Yamagata Area

  • Sounkyo
    Travel / Tourism
    Ozawa-shi, Yamagata Prefecture
    This ravine is at Mt. Goshozan in Obanazawa City. Known for the mountain's advanced climbing trail that straddles the border with Miyagi Prefecture, depending on the season, the ravine may be fresh green or brilliantly colored with autumn leaves. Spots like Gozenmae, Otaki Falls, and river crossings help get you in touch with Mother Nature.
  • Mogami Gorge
    Travel / Tourism
    Yamagata Pref. Mogamiguntozawamura Furukuchi
    The Mogami River Prefectural Nature Park is found in the 15 kilometer valley along the middle of the Mogami River, famous for being the subject of a Basho poem. You can float downstream year-round on the Mogami River Basho Line to take in the beautiful natural surroundings on a roughly 12 kilometer trip, taking one hour. There are also reservation-only lunchboxes available on the ship. There are also activities like visiting the Furusato Mura, reachable only by boat, and Ikada Kudari descents.
  • Takase Valley
    Travel / Tourism
    Yamagata Akumi-gun Yuzamachi Nozawa Nagasaka
  • Komatsu Buchi
    Travel / Tourism
    Yamagata Mogami-gun Okuramura Minamiyama
  • Akashiba Valley
    Travel / Tourism
    Yamagata Nishiokitama-gun Ogunimachi
  • Nogawa Valley
    Travel / Tourism
    Yamagata
  • Ichi no Taki Ni no Taki Valley
    Travel / Tourism
    Yamagata Pref. Akumigunyuzamachi Yoshide Futokoronouchi Chi-nai
  • Sakaida Bunsuirei
    Travel / Tourism
    Yamagata Mogami-gun Mogamimachi Sakaida
  • Kajika Dori
    Travel / Tourism
    Yamagata Tsuruoka-shi Yuatsumi Chinai
  • Aosawagoe Valley
    Travel / Tourism
    Yamagata Pref. Sakatashi
  • Kannonji Kawa Stream
    Travel / Tourism
    Yamagata Higashine-shi
  • Kumanogawa Valley
    Travel / Tourism
    Yamagata Sagae-shi
  • Sennin Sawa Valley
    Travel / Tourism
    Yamagata Kaminoyama-shi
  • Tsuki no Sawa Valley
    Travel / Tourism
    Yamagata Higashitagawa-gun Shonaimachi
  • Hinatagawa Valley
    Travel / Tourism
    Yamagata Sakata-shi
  • Nekkogawa Valley
    Travel / Tourism
    Yamagata Prefecture Nishimurayama District, Yamagata Nishikawa
  • Bonjigawa Valley
    Travel / Tourism
    Tsuruoka, Yamagata Prefecture
  • Maekawa Valley
    Travel / Tourism
    Yamagata Sakata-shi
  • Hachi Kuwa Valley
    Travel / Tourism
    Yamagata Tsuruoka-shi
  • Rokujurikoshi Valley
    Travel / Tourism
    Yamagata Prefecture Nishimurayama District, Yamagata Nishikawa

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.

Yamagata Photo Album

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