Leisure / Hobbies Spots in Yamagata / Zao / Tendo / Kaminoyama Area

  • Yamagata Museum of Art
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    4.0
    49 Reviews
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    Yamagata Pref. Yamagatashi Otemachi 1-63
    This museum is located across the way to the east of Kajo Park in Ote-machi, Yamagata City. Exhibited here are not only the Japanese works of Matsuo Basho's Three Mountains of Dewa writings, Yosa Buson's The Narrow Road through the Provinces scroll, but also a collection of Modern French works including Monet and Renoir. The museum also hosts various planned exhibits related to the collections, the Yamagata General Art Exhibits, local art exhibits, photography exhibits, and calligraphy exhibits.

    Living in Paris, I go quite often to Orsay or marmottan museums. The 40 paintings exposed (monet, pissaro, van dongen, Chagall,... ) are very fine. There are very well representating the period...

  • Mogami Yoshiaki Historical Museum
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    4.0
    52 Reviews
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    Yamagata Yamagata-shi Otemachi 1-53
    This museum is on Koen-dori Street in Otemachi, Yamagata City. Located on the ruins of Komyo-ji temple, which was the Bodaiji temple holding the remains of first Mogami Clan lord Shiba Kaneyori, and holds materials connected to the first Yamagata domain lord, Mogami Yoshiaki, and other members of the clan. They display martial pieces like swords and armor, as well as scrolls, paintings, and other valuable items.

    1989年に開館した最上義光と最上氏を顕彰することを目的とした博物館で山形城からも近く、入場は無料となっています。最上家特に多くの偉業残した義光(11代当主)に関わる遺品などが多く展示されています。最上義光公所用三十八間金覆輪筋兜は必見です。また、長谷堂合戦の図屏風で合戦様子を知ることができます。

  • Yamagata Marugoto-kan Beni-no-Kura
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    4.0
    48 Reviews
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    Yamagata Pref. Yamagatashi Tokamachi 2-1-8
    Located a 10 minute walk from JR Yamagata Station, this tourism and shopping facility focuses on seasonal Yamagata treats, delicacies, and products. The building was originally constructed as a warehouse and home for the Hasegawa safflower merchant family. In addition to restaurants, a souvenir shop, and direct farm shop selling local Yamagata agricultural products, the facility also hosts a tourist information center. At Beni-no-Kura, you can enjoy stone ground, handmade soba noodles; Italian cuisine made with traditional and seasonal vegetables; sweets, and more. At the souvenir shop and direct farm shop, you can purchase traditional Yamagata crafts, rare Japanese legacy vegetables, and other fresh agricultural products.

    観光で山形にいらしたならば一度見てもいいかもしれません。あくまでも観光用の施設です。 建物は歴史がありますが、食事が残念。山形はお蕎麦をはじめとする食のポテンシャルは高いと思っているので、こちらを基準にされるとツライかな…。

  • S-PAL Yamagata
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    3.5
    35 Reviews
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    Yamagata Yamagata-shi Kasumicho 1-1-1
    This commercial facility is directly connected to Yamagata Station in Kasumi-cho 1-chome, Yamagata City. There you can find various stores for fashion, household goods, souvenirs and more. It was refurbished in 2017, and now has the “Irodori Kitchen” on the first floor which sells fresh foods, prepared dishes and other foodstuffs, and “Yamagata Souvenirs Aya” on the second floor which stocks all kinds of local candies and special items.

    山形駅直結の駅ビルです。マツモトキヨシやパン屋さん、 蕎麦屋さんやロッテリア等のレストランと、お土産屋さん が入っており、観光にも普段使いにも便利だと思います。 ただ、新型肺炎の時期でしたので、人はまばらで寂しかった です。私はパン屋さんを利用しました。

  • Lina World
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    3.5
    29 Reviews
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    Yamagata Pref. Kaminoyamashi Kanakame Mizukami 108-1
    The largest comprehensive leisure land in the Tohoku region is approximately one kilometer from Yamagata-Kaminoyama Interchange. It has a total of 30 attractions on an extensive site such as the Ferris wheel painted in a Hello Kitty design popular with small children and thrilling roller coasters, some of the many cute rides made in collaboration with Sanrio. There is a variety of food available at the restaurant & cafe, such as curry and hamburgers. The park is closed during the winter from late November to early March.

    if you come with family I can recommend there. free pass just 3900yen. you can play all day. also many restaurant inside.

  • Yamagata Museum of Science and Industry
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    3.5
    25 Reviews
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    Yamagata Yamagata-shi Jonanmachi 1-1-1 Kajo Central Uchi
    This science museum is in front of Yamagata Station West Exit, in Jonan-machi 1-Chome, Yamagata City. Their permanent exhibit is divided into three themed zones: Lifestyle / Industry & Environment, Yamagata Prefecture Manufacturing, and Science Plaza. They offer education on science and environmental problems through activities and displays, and they also offer observation of prefectural enterprises and their cutting edge technology. They also feature the Industrial Time Tunnel, which instructs visitors on the history of Yamagata's industry from the Edo period until the present day.

    JR山形駅の目の前にある霞城セントラルの中に入っていました。入場無料と大きく書かれていました。中の展示には体験して遊べる展示も多く、時間つぶしにはちょうどよく、特に子供連れなどにはいいかと思います。

  • Hiroshige Museum of Art
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    3.5
    22 Reviews
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    Yamagata Pref. Tendoushi Kamatahonchou 1-2-1
    This museum is in Tendo City, Yamagata Prefecture. The museum preserves and displays the work of Utagawa Hiroshige, the famous artist know for the 53 historic stages on the historic Tokaido Road. Utagawa Hiroshige had connections with the Tendo domain and this relationship is introduced at the museum, where one can also take in drawings in his own hand and ukiyoe prints created on behest of the Tendo clan. There is a sword archive corner and a collection of engraved stamps by Kataoka Ginsaku as well as displays of valuable inscribed Gassan style swords. The museum shop sells Utagawa Hiroshige related ukiyoe goods, as well as other artists' items, and the specialty, Gassan washi paper goods.

    こじんまりしていて良かったが、イメージしていたのとちょっと違って、もう少し展示と説明があったらなお良かったと思いました。

  • Yamadera Goto Museum of Art
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    4.0
    19 Reviews
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    Yamagata Yamagata-shi Yamadera 2982-3
    This art gallery is located along Prefectural Route 62 in Yamadera, Yamagata City. The gallery features a collection from local industrialist, Suejiro Goto. The majority of the collection falls in the Academism style, Barbizon style or other European schools, but there are also sculptures, porcelain panel paintings, glass crafts and more split into two exhibits: “The world of European paintings” and “The art nouveau world of fantastic glass.” There is also an observation rest room overlooking the expansive nature of the Yamadera area.

    山形・山寺にいながらにして、フォンテーヌブローを旅した気分。 まさかムリーリョの絵に出逢えるとは思わずこれまたビックリ!! ガレやドームのランプも多数あり、見応え充分です!!これで800円はかなりリーズナブル。お土産にポストカードもいただき、恐縮なくらいです。

  • TAKAHASHI Fruit Land HATAKE Cafe Main Restaurant
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    4.5
    16 Reviews
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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 Onsen Ski Resort
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    Yamagata Pref. Yamagatashi Zaouonsen 708-1
    This is a ski resort located in Zao Onsen Yamagata City Yamagata Prefecture boasting the largest land area in Tohoku. The courses have a wide variety of length and inclines and it is also enjoyed by school excursion parties as well as families and couples. The upper ice-field course offers a wide view of the signature frost-covered trees. Seeing the magical frost-covered trees illuminated at night is a must. The Zao Onsen town spreads out from the mountain’s foot.
  • Dewazakura Art Museum
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    3.5
    15 Reviews
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    Yamagata Tendo-shi Hitoichimachi 1-4-1
    This art museum is operated by the Yamagata sake brewery Dewazakura. The museum was built in 1988 near the Dewazakura brewery by Seijiro Nakano, its third generation owner. It primarily houses works of art collected by Nakano over many years. The collection has a focus on ancient Korean ceramics and industrial arts from the Gojoseon, Silla, Goryeo, and Joseon Dynasty periods. It also features many works of Japanese painting by artists such as Shinichi Saito as well as the writings of notable authors. Every three months, the museum holds themed exhibits featuring a variety of works from the collection.

    山形の銘酒「出羽桜」の蔵元が個人収集した李朝陶磁器を中心とした個人美術館です。展示の中心は李朝の陶磁器ですが、見学した時は新収蔵の「北斎漫画」、夢二の画、茂吉の短冊等が展示されていました。建物自体が蔵元の旧家で座敷の違い棚や天井の高さ、趣のある庭、蔵座敷も興味あるものでした。手作りの吊飾りも素敵でした。場所は出羽桜酒造工場に向かって右側の住宅です。道路反対側に駐車場があります。吟醸香が漂うのも酒蔵...

  • Yamagata Prefectural General Sports Park
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    3.5
    11 Reviews
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    Yamagata Pref. Tendoushi Sannou 1-1
    Yamagata Prefectural General Sports Park is located in Tendo City, Yamagata Prefecture; it was opened in 1992 as a place for local people to participate in sporting and leisure activities, and as the venue for the 47th National Sports Festival of Japan (the “Benibana National Sports Festival”). This large Park includes an athletics stadium, a multi-purpose sports stadium, tennis courts, a baseball stadium, a soccer stadium, etc. There is also a children’s “Play Forest” with a long roller slide and lots of other play equipment, and the “Ikoi Plaza” where visitors can enjoy a relaxing stroll. The Park is used by people of all ages. The open-air swimming pool (which is only open in the summer months) has a “lazy river,” water slides, a special pool for young children, etc., and is very popular with children and families.

    モンテディオ山形の試合観戦で訪問。 スタジアムは国体用に建設したため陸上競技場の大きなトラックがあります。幅跳び用のトラックが正面スタンド側にあるのでバックスタンドの方がフィールドに近いです。 サッカー専用ではないものの、スタンドの傾斜はそこそこあるので見難いというほどではありません。 スタジアムグルメはご当地B級グルメもあり楽しめます。なお、芋煮は早い時間に売り切れるようです。

  • Hanagasa Fruit Farm
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    4.5
    5 Reviews
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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。

  • Yamagata City Wild Plants Garden
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    4.0
    3 Reviews
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    Yamagata Yamagata-shi Kanno 832-3
    This wild plant garden is on the Nishizao Kogen Line in Kanno, Yamagata City. The park has about 1,000 varieties of wild plant and tree, and is divided into zones like the Flower Meadow, Nature Experience Zone, and Observation Zone. In addition to guided walking tours, they offer seasonal bird watching, firefly watching, and a variety of other nature activities and classes.

    4月上旬に行きました。山形市中心部からは車で25分くらいですがバスでも行けるみたいでした。入場料は300円取られますが、駐車場は無料でしたが、肝心の公園内は野草なので特に色鮮やかな花もなく、地味な感じで桜もありませんでした。4月はオススメしないです。

  • Konno Fruits Garden
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    3.5
    2 Reviews
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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
    1 Reviews
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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...

  • Yamagata City Mamigasaki Pool JABA
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    4.0
    1 Reviews
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    Yamagata Pref. Yamagatashi Kojirakawamachi Kawahara 1237
    “JABA” is a facility to refresh, be active and enjoy regardless of age and has a heated pool for exercise through the four seasons. Besides regular use, there are seven types of swim class and five types of health promotion class for guests to choose from according to their needs. The facility includes a casual restaurant and it offers a convenient lunch box for groups of 20 or more with advanced reservation. It is approximately 10 minutes by car from JR Yamagata Station.

    夏はとても混雑するプールです。水着のまま入れる温泉もあります。屋外に屋根もありそこにレジャーシートを引くこともできます。レストランのものを外のゴザと屋根があるところに持って行って食べることも可能です。赤ちゃん連れでも楽しめるプールです。

  • Tendo Highlands Camp Ground
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    4.0
    1 Reviews
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    Yamagata Pref. Tendoushi Tamugino 1321
    This campground at the Tendo Highland Family Land is in Tamugino, Tendo City. They have permanent tent facilities and lend out portable tents as well. It has a cooking area, a multipurpose square, and a special needs toilet. Japan's three main cell phone carriers have towers nearby, so the campground gets good reception.

    友人たちと蔵王温泉に行きましたが、あると思っていたキッズパークがなく、周辺で探しました。 山形にはキッズパークが少なく、やっとみつけたのがココです。 あまり期待はしていなかったのですが、タイヤのスライダーやスノーモービルに引っ張られるバナナボートが100円というのは嬉しいです! 屋内にキッズスペースもあり、駐車場もゲレンデのすく横で、子連れには十分なスキー場でした。

  • Hasedo Castle Ruins (Hasedo Castle Ruins Park)
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    1 Reviews
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    Yamagata Yamagata-shi Hasedo Uchimachi 994-2
    These castle ruins are in Hasedo, Yamagata City. The castle remains here were the scene of the Battle of Hasedo, when Naoe Kanetsugu lead the western Uesugi army into Dewa, but was turned back from this mountain stronghold, at the same time as the battle of Sekigahara in 1600. It is now designated as a park, and you can view the castle ruins and flowers throughout the year.

    歴史好きにはたまらない場所の1つです。関ケ原の戦いの最中、西軍上杉軍(直江兼続率いる2万の大軍)が東軍方最上義光の山形を襲うため戦った場所です。城は最上軍が守備。ここが落城すれば本丸山形城までは一直線。激し戦いが行われました。城跡頂上から山形方面を見れば地形と城の重要性がわかります。駐車場からの山道は整備されていますが、足元はしっかりとしたスニカー等がお勧めです。 白鷹町へ通ずる348号線沿いにあ...

  • Saito Sightseeing Orchard
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    3.0
    1 Reviews
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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

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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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