Yonezawa is situated approximately 160 miles (257 kilometers) north of the national capital Tokyo.
Don't restrict yourself to Yonezawa, because the wider region contains numerous scenic and cultural attractions just waiting to be explored. Fukushima, 20 miles (32 kilometers) to the northwest, and Yamagata, 25 miles (40 kilometers) to the southwest of Yonezawa are good spots to check out if you have the time.
While you are staying in Yonezawa, why not make a day trip to Sendai. Approximately 45 miles (72 kilometers) away, this regional city is home to Aoba Castle (Sendai Castle), Sportsland SUGO and Rinno-ji. Miyagi Museum of Art, Museum of the Forest of Depths of the Earth and Sendai City Museum are also good spots for checking out while you are here.
Those who have traveled a lot realize that a great way to get the most out of a holiday is to pick up some useful words in the local language. Understanding some easy phrases like "Isshoni odorimasenka?", which translates to "Would you like to dance with me?", could make your vacation even more special. And, for "Where's the toilet?", you can learn how to say "Benjo wa doko desu ka?" Why don't you give it a go!
At the end of your stay in this special place, say farewell the way locals do, with a heartfelt "Sayōnara."