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  • Shichiemongama Pottery
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    Yamagata Pref. Yamagatashi Hirashimizu 153
    At the southern foot of Mt. Chitose in Hirashimizu within Yamagata Prefecture's Yamagata City is “Hirashimizuyaki” pottery, which holds history passed down from the Edo period. There are over 300 artisan-made items on display and for sale. There are (paid) ceramics experience classes, and by crafting with a hand-cranked rokuro, or potter's wheel and doing their own painting, guests can create a truly unique piece. It is baked and shipped out after a month or so. Ceramics classes are open from 9 am-3 pm.

    陶芸体験ができる施設です。予約なしでふらっと立ち寄れるにも関わらず、スタッフの人が丁寧に教えてくれます。 手軽さが気に入り、何度も利用しています。作品の仕上げの色などもいろいろ選べて満足度が高いです。

  • Zao Ropeway
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    Yamagata Pref. Yamagatashi Zaouonsen 229-3
    This is a ropeway operating at Zao Onsen, Yamagata City, Yamagata Prefecture, running from Zao Sanroku Station in Zao Onsen town to Juhyo-Kogen Station, and from Juhyo-Kogen Station to Jizo Sanchou Station in Zao Jizoson. Winter season demand is high from skiers who want transport and visitors to the Juyo Light Up Event, and in summer it is used by many mountain climbers. By using a gondola named “Funitel” one can have a pleasant ride without any harsh humps or bumps. In all four seasons, from autumn leaves to frost-covered trees to new spring ones, a visitor can enjoy all of the splendid nature Zao has to offer.

    The area is very much a paradise for hiking enthusiasts but even a casual traveller can get up Jizoyama for a small hike. A return-ticket from the base costs about 2,800yen and you take two ropeways...

  • Tozawahan Funabansho
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    3.5
    7 Reviews
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    Yamagata Pref. Mogamiguntozawamura Furukuchi 86-1
    This river port is about five minutes on foot from JR Furukuchi Station. It serves sightseeing boats that ply the Mogami River towards Kawa-no-Eki Mogamikyo Kusanagi. The Mogami River Basho Line Descent lets visitors take in the scenery from the river while listening to the songs of the quirky boatmen. You can get a meal along with the boat ride if you reserve in advance, and passengers who come on their own are welcome. They offer a limited period cruise course, and the boat itself transforms with the seasons with bamboo shades replacing the roof in summer and heated low kotatsu tables installed for winter.

    船番所に別棟で芭蕉庵というそば屋さんができてました。季節限定の鮎の天ぷら付き蕎麦を食べました。鮎の天ぷらがとても美味しかった。

  • Mogami River Yoshitsune Adventure Boat Ride
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    Yamagata Pref. Mogamiguntozawamura Furukuchi Takaya JR Takaya station parking lot
    A sightseeing boat ride which travels down the Mogami River. The Mogami River is famous in part due to a poem by renowned a haiku poet Matsuo Basho, and riders can enjoy the seasonal beauty of the area during their journey. One of the highlights of the trip is being able to visit the Sennin-do Temple mentioned in Basho’s “Narrow Road to the Interior.” The ship embarks from JR Takaya Station.

    最上川の川下りは2社ありますが、こちらは行く範囲が狭い代わりに元の場所に戻ってくるので、車で行くには便利ということでこちらに決めました。 受け付けは船着き場ではなく駅前の小屋です。 川下りは、船頭さんがとにかくおもしろい。マンツーマンだと相当しんどそうですが、みんながいる分にはいい感じに分散されて、いい感じです。 この川下りは最後に仙人堂にも立ち寄ることができ、湧水コーヒーもいただけます。(有料...

  • JA Tsuruoka Melon Direct Market
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    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.
  • Shikinen Suto Winery
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    3.5
    3 Reviews
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    Yamagata Pref. Nanyoushi Akayu 2836
    This vineyard has been operated by a long-established winery since the Taisho period. In addition to wine varieties of grapes, they cultivate a number of grape varieties for picking too. Visitors come from all around the country during grape-picking season—early August to mid-October. From grape cultivation to fermentation, the family does every step for themselves, creating a limited number of bottles of their original wine brand, which you are unlikely to find through normal distribution channels.

    JRの赤湯駅から車で、10分ほどでしょうか。こちらのワイナリーは大正時代からワインを作っている老舗です。100%手作りで手間ひまをかけています。自家畑で育てられたぶどうが大切に作られてます。市場に出回らない希少なワインもありますよ

  • Mogami River Basyo Line Descent
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    Yamagata Pref. Mogamiguntozawamura Furukuchi 86-1
    This boat trip descends the Mogami River. They're regular route covers about 12 kilometers from Furukuchi Pier in Furukuchi, Tozawa Village to Kusanagi Pier. It operates every day of the year. The hour-long journey lets visitors enjoy the seasonal views of the Mogami Gorge. The songs of the well-trained boatmen are one of the highlights, and on occasion they'll break into mimicry or sing in Korean. They also offer a variety of special plans, like a course that takes in Shiraito Falls from April to November and a cool of the evening cruise in July and August where you can watch the sun set from the Mogami River.
  • Zao Central Ropeway
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    Yamagata Pref. Yamagatashi Zaouonsen 940-1
    Called a ropeway, this aerial tram connects the Onsen Station of Yamagata Zao Onsen hot springs to the Torikabuto Station. The large gondolas, with a 101 person capacity, move the distance of 1,787 meters, rising 524 meters in just seven and a half minutes. One can enjoy the natural beauty of Mt. Zao, and visit the Torikabuto observatory just one minute from the Torikabuto Station that overlooks all of Kaminoyama City.
  • Kaminoyama Tourism Fruit Garden
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    Yamagata Pref. Kaminoyamashi Mikami Handouro 1241-47
    This orchard is on the Fruit Line in Mikamiaza Handoro, Kaminoyama City. They host all-you-can-eat cherry picking from early June to mid-July, featuring the popular satonishiki, kiminishiki and taishonishiki varieties (reservations not required). According to the season you can pick other types of fruit too, including grapes, apples, pears, peaches, and rare, high-grade gekko plums.
  • Kudamonoland
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    Yamagata Pref. Yamagatashi Yamadera 1973-1533
    This is a fruit farm along the Yamadera Road in Yamadera, Yamagata City. Using minimal chemicals and organic fertilizer this farm produces cherries, grapes, western pears, peaches and apples. You can enjoy picking the seasonal fruit from around the beginning of June through the end of November. One of the attractions of this farm is that it not only grows the Yamagata trademark satonishiki variety of cherries, but also the equally fine benishuho, and the gassan-nishiki variety known for its large yellow berries.
  • Osho Fruit Farm
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    Yamagata Pref. Tendoushi Kawarago 1303
    This is a fruit farm along the Sekiyama Road in Kawarago, Tendo City. At approximately six hectares, the Sakuranbo House is proudly ranked as the largest cherry culture greenhouse in Japan, and the only hot house within Tendo City. You can enjoy picking cherries, grapes, peaches, apples and more during the peak harvest season between mid-May through mid-July. Also on this farm is a cafe offering fruit ice creams and parfaits, and a shop selling fruits, fruit products, and microbrew jizakes.
  • Mogami River Sannansho, Boat Ride
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    Yamagata Pref. Murayamashi Tominami 625
    This is a riverboat ride down the Mogami River in Murayama City. From the boarding dock area at the base of the Goten Bridge, along Prefectural Route 294, to the disembarkation point at Nagashima Bridge is approximately 12 kilometers, or a 50 minute ride. One can enjoy viewing the natural beauty and history of Mogami River as the helmsman guides you past the three difficult straits Goten, Mikanose, and Hayabusa.
  • Nakano Fruits Garden
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    Yamagata Pref. Tendoushi Kawarago 1784-5
    Nakano Fruits Garden is an orchard located along the Sekiyama Highway in Kawarago in the city of Tendo. In June and July, customers can pick cherries, and depending on the season, they can pick other kinds of fruit, such as grapes or apples. Yam boiling parties are held in September and October. There is a cafe on the grounds that serves parfaits and pancakes made with fruit, and the adjacent retail store sells fruit products, such as jams.
  • Tengendaikogen Ropeway and Ski Lift
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    23 Reviews
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    Yamagata Pref. Yonezawashi Sumomoyama 12118-6
    This ropeway links Yumoto Station with Tengendai Kogen Station on Sumomoyama. It carries passengers up 400 meters in about five minutes. The shop at the station sells Kogen Soft Ice Cream, coffee and tea made with Azuma natural spring water, and round konnyaku, a famous local product. From the windows of the ropeway cars, visitors can see the Iide Mountain Range and other natural wonders in the surrounding area.

    皆さんの口コミで リフトも長かったですがダウン着ていったので、周りの紅葉も満喫できました。 午前中は(10時ころ)雲海をのぞみ 快晴の青空! わずか4時間のトレッキング 満喫できました。

  • Sakegawa Village Ecopark
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    Konomori, Kamogawa-mura, Mogami-gun, Yamagata Prefecture
    This nature park is designed around the theme of coexistence with nature. There is a auto campground, an unallocated lawn, forest-embraced wooden deck sites, and cottages for a wide variety of accommodation. At the general reception area Kinoko-no-Mori Center, there is a cafe serving various mushroom dishes, a rest space, and a souvenir shop.
  • TAKAHASHI Fruit Land HATAKE Cafe Main Restaurant
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Yamagata Pref. Kaminoyamashi Amidachi Shiozaki Mae 1368-3
    This tourist fruit farm offers cherry, grape, and pear picking in their various seasons. The grounds also host the HATAKE cafe, which serves up seasonal fruit parfaits packed with fresh, juicy fruit. The terrace in back is popular for the feeling it gives of eating right in the middle of the fields.
  • Yamagata Orchard
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Yamagata Higashine-shi Chuo 2-6-23
  • Suzuki Farm
    Travel / Tourism
    Yamagata Tsuruoka Haguromachi
  • Sakuranbouya Sakuranboen
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Yamagata Pref. Tsuruokashi Nishikataya Katakai 362
  • Sakata Minato Torism Plan Yakatabune Torism ''''Mizuki''''
    Travel / Tourism
    Yamagata Pref. Sakatashi Irifunechou 5-1105

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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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