Sights in Yamagata

Sight in Yamagata

Ken Domon Museum of Photography

Located in Sakata, this museum is devoted to Ken Domon, one of Japan’s most important 20th-century photographers. The museum was the first photography museum to

Sight in Yamagata

Chokai Sanso Inn

Mountain lodge near the Yudonai hot springs​ located in Mt. Chokai, Akita Prefecture, offering various room and meal plans.

Sight in Yamagata

Kerun

Traditional kissaten or coffee shop by day and bar at night run by a father-and-son team.

Sight in Yamagata

Aioi Kudo Museum

Opened in 2006, this small, private antique museum displays curios donated by residents​.

Sight in Yamagata

Sankyo Soko

Situated in Sakata, this warehouse complex was built in 1893 by the Sakai family of the Shonai clan. In the Edo period, the Sakata area flourished as a rice-shi

Sight in Yamagata

Kaminoyama Castle

Kaminoyama Castle is a hirayama-style castle located in Yamagata.

Sight in Yamagata

Zao Onsen Ski Resort

Zao Onsen Ski Resort is a popular area for winter sports and is located close to the hot spring resort of Zao. The area is known for its juhyo (frozen trees, al

Sight in Yamagata

Zao Onsen Hot Spring

Located in the mountains of Yamagata Prefecture, this hot spring is renown for its sulfurous spring waters—which are said to ameliorate skin conditions—and many

Sight in Yamagata

Yamadera Soba no Enzou

Yamadera Soba no Enzou is a traditional Japanese soba noodle restaurant in Yamagata.

Sight in Yamagata

Kajo Park (Yamagata Castle Remains)

Yamagata Castle was a castle built in 1356 by Lord Shiba Kaneyori.

Sight in Yamagata

Izu Kokeshi

Izu Kokeshi is a traditional wooden toy shop, craft store and workshop located close to Ginzan onsen in Yamagata prefecture.

Sight in Yamagata

Nan'yo Chrysanthemum Festival

The Nan'yo Chrysanthemum Festival is held every year from mid-October to mid-November and is famous for its exhibition of life-sized dolls wearing gowns made en

Sight in Yamagata

Nobezawa Ginzan Remains

Silver mines were built in the Nobezawa Ginzan mountains in the Edo period, and are said to have at one point yielded as much silver as the famous Iwami Ginzan

Sight in Yamagata

Shirogane-yu

Shirogane-yu is a public bath in Ginzan Onsen. It has an unusual shape from the outside and looks like it was built on very limited property. The men's and wome

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Waraku Ashiyu

Waraku Ashiyu is essentially a bath for your legs, at which you soak your feet in hot onsen (hot spring) water in a shallow pool. This spot is located in front

Sight in Yamagata

Izu no Hana

Izu no Hana is a soba (a type of Japanese noodle) restaurant located in Ginzan Onsen.

Sight in Yamagata

Ginzan Onsen

Ginzan Onsen is a hot spring town that consists of only one street with shops and ryokan (Japanese inns) lining each side of it, and a small stream flowing down

Sight in Yamagata

Showa-kan

The Showa-kan is a Japanese style resort (ryokan) in Ginzan hot-spring, and has an outside bath on the top floor looking out over the valley.