Yamagata Prefecture | Travel Information

Yamagata Prefecture is located in the northern region of Japan known as Tohoku. Yamagata Prefecture is highly mountainous and is an outdoor adventurers paradise, with a myriad of fun things to do an explore, from natural hot springs, to Skiing, and to historic mountain temples which will surely entertain those who seek adventure and want to experience a different side to Japan than most people even know about. 

The capital city of the prefecture is Yamagata City.

One of the local specialties in Yamagata Prefecture is the cherries, which can sell for upwards of $30USD per pound, which although may sound like a lot of money, but Yamagata Cherries are certainly worth the $3USD per unit cost that you have to pay for them. If you can get your hands on some fresh Yamagata Cherries, then you will not want to miss out. 

Things to do in Yamagata Prefecture

Yamadera Temple

Ginzan Onsen

Accommodation in Yamagata Prefecture