Experience / Training / Vehicle Spots in Yamagata Area

  • Sky Cable
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    Yamagata Yamagata-shi Zao Onsen 794
    This ropeway runs through Zao Onsen. It covers 1,636 meters, with an elevation difference of 342 meters, from Uwanodai Station in the onsen town, to Chuokogen Station. One of the Three Divinities of Zao, Zao Daigongen, is enshrined in front of Chuokogen Station, and there is a hiking trail taking in several sights like Dokkonuma pond.

    蔵王スキー場に行くと必ず一回は乗ります。風雪を防ぐカプセル型であり、二人だけで乗ることもできるので気を使うこともなく気楽なものです。

  • TAKAHASHI Fruit Land HATAKE Cafe Main Restaurant
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    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.

    中心部からは離れた立地です。何度かうかがっていますが週末は混んでいます。果樹園ですがフルーツパフェもいただけて人気です。時間に余裕をもって行かれるといいと思います。

  • 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.
  • Yamagata Railways Flower Nagai Line
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    Yamagata Nagai-shi Sakaemachi 1-10 (Head Office)
    This line on the Yamagata Railway runs from Akayu Station in Koriyama, Nanyo City to Arato Station in Shirataka Town, Nishiokitama County. A local line open since 1913, it connects to the Yamagata Shinkansen and Ou Main Line from Akayu Station, and the Yonesaka Line from Imaizumi Station in Imaizumi, Nagai City. There are onsen tours of the trackside onsen, like Akayu Onsen, and in spring there are cherry blossom spots including Eboshiyama Senbonzakura and Kamanokoshi Sakura. They also allow private booking of train cars.

    熊野大社の最寄り駅の宮内駅まで乗りました。宮内駅には駅長さんとして白うさぎがいるそうです。訪れた時は臨時休業になっていて見ることができませんでした。山形鉄道は本数が少ないので一本逃すと一時間待ちになってしまう事も。駅の待合室はストーブもあり暖かく本が置いてあるので漫画を読んで時間潰しができるのでよかったです。

  • 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.

    樹氷を見に行く時に乗りました。樹氷を見るには他のロープウェイも乗り継がないと行けません。スキーヤーも乗れます。上に行くにつれて積雪量も増えていきます。

  • 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.

    まだ紅葉には早い感じでした。車で行けて、元の場所に戻ってくるというのがウリみたいです。ただ高屋駅の駐車場から船着き場まで2分とありますが急な坂道を5分はかかりそうです。川下りというか船外機で川のぼりという風情です。船頭さんの楽しいおしゃべり、案内を聞きながらのんびり川面を眺めることができます。急流はないのですが、このご時世、救命胴衣の着用がないのが気になりました。

  • Hanagasa Fruit Farm
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    Yamagata Tendo-shi Kami Hagino To 820
    This tourist orchard offers guests the chance to harvest a variety of seasonal fruit. Guests can pick cherries from early June to late July, peaches and grapes from early August to early September, large grapes from early September to late October, and apples from early September to mid-November. Since there are no time limits, guests can take their time enjoying all the fruit they can eat. Charges depend on the type of fruit being picked. The farm’s cherry trees and grape vines are located under rain covers, allowing visitors to pick them even during inclement weather. Visitors can also buy fruit as souvenirs at the farm’s shop.

    観光タクシーで連れて行ってもらいました。制限時間は40分ですが、サクランボを40分も食べていられません。いろんな種類のサクランボを食べましたが、20分を過ぎたら満腹で、終わりにしました。

  • Tengendaikogen Ropeway and Ski Lift
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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.
  • Tozawahan Funabansho
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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.

    新庄駅からタクシーで川下りの場所までお願いしたら、こちらでした。 なかなか雰囲気があり、これからの川下りが期待大。 門をはいると、左側にトイレ、正面にはチケットやお土産屋、軽い食事が出来る建物になります。 味噌饅頭が素朴な味で美味しかったので購入しました。

  • 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.

    6月のサクランボ狩りに来れなかった(今年は予約が殺到して早いうちに締め切られたため)かわりに、8月に桃狩りと葡萄狩りを楽しんできました。料金は両方で1000円+税と安かったです。 それぞれレッツピーチ、レッツグレープの掛け声でフルーツ狩りがスタート。持ち帰りはできませんが食べ放題です。ブドウは3種類ありました。桃は摘んですぐのものより時間をおいたもののほうが熟して甘かったです。

  • Forest of Illusions
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    Yamagata Mogami-gun Tozawamura Furukuchi Tsuchiyu
    This forest is located in the Furukuchi Tsuchiyu, Tozawa Village, Mogami County. It is densely populated by Tsuchiyu Japanese cedars, which are abundant along the Mogami River. The complex forks and curves of the trunks of these enormous trees, which are said to be over 1,000 years old, create a wondrous view worthy of the forest’s name.

    不思議な形の杉が続きます。なんでこんな形になったのか眺め入ってしまいます。遊歩道は整備されてますが、入り口から狭いダートの道を延々と上るし、対向車に出会うと離合が困難です。でも不思議な空間なので見る価値はあると思います。

  • Konno Fruits Garden
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    Yamagata Tendo-shi Kamioginoto 778
    This tourist orchard offers guests the chance to harvest a variety of seasonal fruit including cherries, grapes, and apples. It grows several varieties of apples and grapes including luxury grape varieties such as Pione and Aki Queen. Each of these varieties is seedless, making them easier to eat. Visitors can also purchase freshly-harvested fruit such as La France pears at the orchard’s shop. Customers can also have fruit sent anywhere in Japan.

    11時から予約をして行きました。園内沢山のお客さんでしたので、脚立を使わないと赤く甘いさくらんぼを収穫(味わう)事が出来ず大変でしたが、1本1本に種類が記載されて確認しながら味わえました。 お土産のさくらんぼも今まで行った中では一番安かったので、沢山の購入しました。

  • Kaminoyama Tourism Fruit Garden
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    5.0
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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.

    山形県上山市にある『山形チェリーランド』 6月初旬-7月下旬まで、さくらんぼ狩りのシーズン さくらんぼ狩りに初訪問 料金は[通常コース]佐藤錦など 40分食べ放題、大人¥1600 広大な敷地に沢山の品種のさくらんぼの木がある この農園で造った「大将錦」 「貴美錦」「初夏の香」など珍しい品種もあり [特別コース]にすると珍しい品種も 食べ放題に入る 通常コースで今の時期は「佐藤錦」が旬 「初夏...

  • Togashi Candle Shop
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    Yamagata Tsuruoka-shi Sannomachi 10-52
    This candle shop is on Sanno-dori Avenue in Sanno Town, Tsuruoka City. They make e-rosoku, painted candles, a Tsuruoka tradition that were offered up to the Edo Bakufu (shognate) in the feudal period as well. They sell intricately patterned candles painted by hand. They also offer classes on painting your own candles (reservations required).

    ろうそくが細くて長いのと丸いのが2種類あります。スタイルも色も多かった。自分が好きな絵を書くのは嬉しかった! 大好評!

  • 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。

  • Mogami Valley Furusato Mura
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    Yamagata Mogami-gun Tozawamura Kutsu
    This rest facility is located along the Mogami River in Tozawa Village, Mogami County. It is in the middle of the Mogami Gorge Basho Line downstream course, and can only be accessed by boat. It includes a large barbecue house that can accommodate about 100 people, as well as the opportunity to hand-fish in the river, slide down waterfalls, and experience a variety of other ways to play in the nature of the gorge.

    最上峡芭蕉ライン観光株式会社が運営する最上峡芭蕉ライン(船下り)の事業拡張として 戸澤藩船番所(乗船場)から乗船し対岸のふるさと村が作られたというので、孫4人と連れ計6人で行ってみた。ついた場所はバーベキュができる広さと、いろいろなスポーツができる運動場並みの公園があり、この夏でも暑くはなく汗ばむことも無く楽しむことができた。特に此処にはイワナのつかみ取りをし とったものをバーベキュのオカズとして...

  • Strawberry Farm
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    Yamagata Sagae-shi Takayadai Shita 1404-1
    This strawberry farm is located along National Route 112 in Takaya Daishita, Sagae City. They cultivate a number of varieties of strawberry, such as “Tochiotome,” “Yayoihime” and “Akihime,” and you can enjoy strawberry picking from January until around early June. As the strawberries are grown in raised beds, you can pick them standing up.

    章姫、とちおとめ、紅ほっぺ、やよい姫、など等いろんな種類を食べられるのが良かったです。私が大きな苺でばかり摘んでいるのを見てお店の人がお勧めと言って小さめの真っ赤な苺をくれました。お勧めどうり本当に甘かったです。

  • Saito Sightseeing Orchard
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    Yamagata Kaminoyama-shi
    This fruit farm is in Mikami, Kaminoyama City. They grow Yamagata's famous cherries, as well as apples and western pears. From June through early July, you can try picking cherries, and from September through November you can pick your own apples.

    斎藤観光果樹園さん、さくらんぼ狩りに行きました。さくらんぼの種類も色々あり、楽しめますよ。さくらんぼ狩りは早朝にいくのがベストです。夜間に蓄えた栄養分で朝は実が大きくなるそうですよ

  • Dyeing and Weaving Workshop Wakuwaku-kan
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    Yamagata Yonezawa-shi Gobyo 1-2-37
    About a10-minute drive from the JR Yonezawa Station, this interactive facility promotes the over 200-year old art industry of Yonezawa weaving and benibana dyes extracted from the Yamagata prefectural flower, the safflower. During the Yonezawa weaving experience one can make silk table centers or coasters, and with the Benibana dying experience one can enjoy dying such items as silk scarfs, Reservations are not required, and you can take your own creations home. The facility also sells small items or bags of the Yonezawa-weave, and benibana dyed original accessories and shawls. At the adjoining cafe, visitors can enjoy a beverage in a peaceful atmosphere.

    伝統ある上杉鷹山のころにはじまった米沢織の織物他、染め物、糸等あり。妻は製品とか工程の説明に感動していた。カフェとしてはソフトクリームはその都度コーンに入れるものではなく今一つ。ピラフも量 味とももう一つでした。

  • 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.

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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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