Other Sightseeing Spots in Yamagata Area

  • Chokai Blue Line
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    Yamagata Akumi-gun Yuzamachi
    This approximately 35 km long mountain parkway, runs from Fukura, Yuzamachi Town to Kisakatamachi, Nikaho City in Akita enroute Hokodate point about halfway up Mt. Chokai. The route propels you from sea level to 1100 meters in one swoop, making this an exhilarating drive. Not only can one enjoy Mt. Chokai, but a panoramic view of the Shonai plain, the Sea of Japan, at a distance, Tobishima and Sado Islands, and Oga Peninsula. The parkway displays its seasonal fresh verdure in the summer and the ardent reds in the autumn. About midway along the route is an observatory, and there are virgin beech forests and other spots to visit including the Shinroku Park. The parkway is closed during wintertime, from the late October to late April.

    道の駅鳥海を過ぎると、国道7号線から鳥海山へと向かう鳥海ブルーラインの入口がありました。入り口は日本海のすぐ近くなので、標高は0mに近いですよね。そこから一気に標高1,100mにある鉾立展望台まで、鳥海山の山ろくを爽快に登っていく山岳観光道路です。 ブナ林の中を登っていくと、お目当ての鉾立展望台に着きますが、その手前にあった大平山荘近くの駐車場からの眺めもすばらしかったです。鉾立展望台は鳥海山...

  • Senshinan
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    Yamagata Pref. Yamagatashi Midorichou 1-4-28
    This is a gardening culture study center located in Midori Town, Yamagata City. Famous for his design of the Hotel Okura garden, one can enjoy this traditional Japanese garden style of a pond surrounded by meandering paths designed by Sentaro Iwaki. Another design trait is the many historic rock structures placed throughout the garden. Adjacent to the garden is a cultural studies center, equipped with a multi-purpose hall where exhibitions, concerts, and other events can be held.

    文翔館から東に行ったところにある山形県の施設です。多目的ホールや和室研修室があり、行ったときにも使用されていましたが、観光客にとっては見る価値があるのはその庭園だと思います。それほど広くはないですが、綺麗に整備されていて良かったです。

  • Gyokusenji Temple Garden
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    Yamagata Pref. Tsuruokashi Haguromachitamagawa 35
    This garden at Gyokusen-ji Temple, also called the Flower Temple, was made in 1450. Centered around a large pond, with a natural waterfall on the stream flowing from the mountains, the park has a variety of flowering plants, azaleas, maples, and Japanese primrose in a Chisen Kaiyushiki Horai water-based promenade garden. Nationally recognized as a Cultural Asset Spot of Scenic Beauty, it is popular all year round for its scenery.

    国の指定名勝の庭園を楽しみました。 建物の中に入って庭園を見るスタイルなので鑑賞式庭園かとおもったら、 サンダルが用意してあり回遊することができます。 建物の柱の間からみる額縁鑑賞も、庭に降りる回遊鑑賞も楽しめます。 池のほとりに枝垂がありましたが、 私が訪れたときには、ほぼちっていて、葉桜でした。

  • Seikien Garden
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    Yamagata Sakata-shi Hamada 1-11-13
    This garden is in Hamada 1-Chome, Sakata City. It was built in 1891, with design by master gardener Yamada Soyu, as part of a second home for local lord Ito Shirouemon. The once-huge garden where they also had a rice paddy on a premise, and is now a scaled-down public garden. The second-home building is now a rental hall available for tea ceremonies, etc.

    最初に こちらを訪問すると 最初に驚かされるのは 玄関に 獅子の阿吽(?)石像(添付 写真参照)があることです。 この驚きを持って 内部に足を踏み入れると 内装の見た目は非常に地味なのですが 3種類あった釘隠しは 凝っており 特に 亀(添付 写真参照)は その緻密さに驚かされます。 又 廊下の床板や長押(なげし)を見ると 全く継ぎ目がありません。更に 床の間などに使用されている木材も凝っており 建...

  • Sakatakita Port Ryokuchi Observatory Tower
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    Yamagata Pref. Sakatashi Takasago 231
    This observation tower in Sakata Port also serves as a lighthouse, a rarity in Japan. The first floor features the Minato monoshirikan Hall, which exhibits panels educating visitors about the port. On the seventh floor, 18 meters up, the observation room offers a view of Sakata Port, along with the Sea of Japan, Takasago Wharf, cruise ships, and Japan Naval SDF ships.

    駐車場も広く、入場料 無料、エレベーターですぐに上がれます。眺めだけ見るなら最高です。 一階には展示物もありますが 長時間いるのは難しいかと思います。

  • Nishiazuma Sky Valley
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    Kitashiobara Village, Fukushima Prefecture/Yonezawa City, Yamagata Prefecture
    An 18 kilometer long scenic road connecting Kitashiobara Village, Fukushima Prefecture and Yonezawa City, Yamagata Prefecture. The road is closed in winter and is open to traffic from mid-April to early November. The Shirabu Pass observatory situated along the road offers a sweeping view of Lake Hibara and Mt. Bandai. During the fall foliage season, many visitors come here to enjoy the leaves.
  • Shogi Mura Tendo Tower
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    Yamagata Tendo-shi Kunomoto 1273-2
    "Shogi Village Tendo Tower, a tourist facility in Tendo City, Yamagata Prefecture, has a demonstration and sales area for shogi pieces, a restaurant, and a shopping floor. Visitors can enjoy the prefecture's popular ""chilled ramen noodles"" year-round at the food corner, and purchase shogi pieces with craftsmanship, local beer, and other items. Visitors can also make reservations for hands-on classes such as soba noodle making, writing pieces, and safflower dyeing. Visitors can also visit the Basho Garden, a Japanese garden lined with haiku monuments by Basho, and a branch shrine of the Dewa Sanzan Shrine."

    レストランとして登録されている施設ですが、おみやげ屋さんとしても大規模です。施設内にちょっとした神社もあります。また、入り口では亀が飼われていて、縁日サイズの頃からこのお店でかわいがっている亀だそうです。

  • Sakai-shi Teien Garden
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    Yamagata Tsuruoka-shi Kachushinmachi 10-18 (Chido Hakubutsukan Uchi)
    This garden is attached to the Chido Museum, in Kachushinmachi, Tsuruoka City. This hill-and-pond garden was built on the north side of Shonai domain lord Sakai's former retirement residence. This is a nationally registered Place of Scenic Beauty due to its value as one of the few remaining residential gardens of the Tohoku region.

    鶴岡の歴史的建造物が何棟も立っている致道博物館。建ち並ぶ歴史的建造物は、その内部も見学することができます。それらの一番奥、庄内藩主酒井氏の旧御隠殿の裏手にあったのが、こちらの庭園です。 旧御隠殿の北側には池が広がっていて、対岸には築山があります。つくられた年代は定かではないそうですが、江戸時代中期のものだそうです。

  • Odaira Observation Deck
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    Yamagata Akumi-gun Yuzamachi Fukura Chokaisan
    About a 20-minute drive from the Sakata Minato Interchange off the Nihonkai Tohoku Expressway via the National Route 7, this observatory is about halfway along the Chokaizan Blueline parkway which presents its seasonal displays of fresh verdure in the summer and ardent reds in the autumn. This observatory is located in the parking area of the Oodaira Sanso government inn, at about 1000-meter elevation. From here one can enjoy a panoramic view of the Shonai plain, and see the Tobishima Island directly ahead. On a clear day, one can see as far as the North Oga Peninsula in Akita, and the Awa and Sado Islands of Niigata to the South. It has a magnificent view of the sun setting in the Sea of Japan and of star-studded night sky.
  • Momiji Park
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    Yamagata Pref. Yamagatashi Higashiharamachi 2-16-7 (Seifuso)
    This park, formerly the shingon sect Houdouji Temple garden, is a garden in Higashihara District of Yamagata City. One can enjoy this traditional Japanese garden designed in the style of a pond surrounded by meandering paths. The pond, Shinjiike, itself is constructed in the shape of the Japanese letter for 'heart.' True to its namesake, Momiji, many varieties of maple trees are planted in this garden. For this reason one can enjoy an extended period of beautiful autumn foliage.
  • Observatory in Nishi-Zao Park
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    Yamagata Pref. Yamagatashi Nakasakurada
    Nishi-Zao Park, a popular park with families, has wide slides, a large playground and athletic equipment, and a barbecue area set in an extensive site. From the observatory, visitors can overlook Yamagata City, and on sunny days Mt. Gassan and Mt. Asahi can be seen. It is famous as a leading night view spot of the Tohoku region.
  • Mizunomachiya Nanokamachi-Gotenzeki
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    Yamagata Pref. Yamagatashi Nanukamachi 2-7-6
    This commercial facility is located on the Ushu Kaido Road in Nanukamachi, Yamagata City. The area was redeveloped to utilize the landscape of Gotenzeki, one of the agricultural canals that were counted among the Yamagata Goseki. Today it's a townscape with a modern Japanese atmosphere. In addition to restaurants and cafes, there are kimono shops and stores dedicated to Yonezawa-ori fabric. It also houses the Kiyoyuki Okuyama's workshop, who is known for overseeing the first Japanese designed Ferraris.
  • Nagai Dam (Nagai Hyaku Aki Lake)
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    Yamagata Nagai-shi Hirano 4164-9
  • Kaneyama Townscape and Ozeki
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    Yamagata Mogami-gun Kaneyamamachi Kaneyama
    The entire area of Kaneyama in Kaneyama Town, Mogami County is known as a uniquely charming townscape filled with “Kaneyama-style houses” with white walls and gabled roofs. There is a promenade alongside the agricultural irrigation canal called the “Oozeki” that runs through the center of the town. You can enjoy strolling along the promenade while looking at the koi carp.

    戦国時代の末期に農業用として開削されたという歴史ある水路です。昭和期後半には約2.5キロメートルの改修工事により本水路に沿って遊歩道が設けられ、桜も植樹されるなど美しい景観になっています。水路にはコイが優雅に泳いでおり、隣接して公園があるなどのんびりとするところでした。

  • Toge Sukubo Machi
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    Yamagata Tsuruoka-shi Haguromachi Toge
  • Mi Kurakuen
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    Yamagata Tendo-shi Nara Sawaoto 47
    "Gokurakuen Garden in Tendo City, Yamagata Prefecture, is a Japanese garden created by Yasaku Mitobe over a period of eight years as a relief measure for unemployment during the recession in the early Showa period. The approximately 6,612-square-meter site offers a seasonal view, with a waterfall named ""Chomeisui"" in the center. The garden was designed as a place to learn about life's hardships and difficulties, and the pillar stones are inscribed with lessons for success in life."
  • Roku 10 Sato Koshi Kaido
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    Yamagata Tsuruoka-shi Tamugimata Hoka
  • Oishida Soba Kaido
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    Yamagata Kitamurayama-gun Oishidamachi
  • Mt. Torikabuto Observatory
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    Yamagata Yamagata-shi Zao Onsen 940-1
    This observatory is on the peak of Mt. Torikabuto, at 1,387 meters above sea level. It offers a panorama view of Zao's onsen town and the surrounding mountains. This is also where god of good fortune and business success Zao Daikokuten, one of the Three Divinities of Zao, is enshrined, and every October 5th there is a festival for him here.
  • Zao Pension Village Open Garden
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    Yamagata Kaminoyama-shi Ogura Omori 1968
    This garden is on prefectural route 14 in Omori, Ogura, Kaminoyama City. Located in the Pension Village, every boarding house shares this garden. Its main season lasts from May through September, but there are seasonal flowers to be seen throughout the year. Each boarding house offers lunch and tea in addition to accommodations.

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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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