Island Spots in Yamagata Area

  • Tobishima
    Travel / Tourism
    Yamagata Sakata-shi Tobishima
    This outlying island is about 39 kilometers to the northwest of Sakata City. The ferry Tobishima, leaving from Sakata Port, can get you there in about one hour and 15 minutes. The whole island is considered part of Chokai Quasi-national Park, which is filled with natural wonders like the nesting grounds of National Natural Monument black-tailed gulls. The island attracts visitors for such activities as sea swimming, fishing, and bird watching.
  • Bentenjima
    Travel / Tourism
    Tsuruoka, Yamagata Prefecture
  • Oshakujima Island
    Travel / Tourism
    Yamagata Sakata-shi

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.

Yamagata Photo Album

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