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Visitors can enjoy all that Yamagata has to offer including the museums, temples, and art. Tourists can also enjoy the city's monuments, parks, and architecture. Zao Hot Springs Ski Resort, Mt. Zao, and Sakunami Hot Spring are some of the top sights around the area.
Cultural venues in the city include Yamadera Basho Museum, Yamagata City Local History Museum, and Yamagata Museum of Art. Attractions like Lina World, Zao Super Slider, and Zao Hot Springs are fun for kids of all ages. The city is notable for landmarks like Yamagata Castle, Kaminoyama Castle, and Uesugi Jinja Shrine.
In Yamagata, you'll be able to select from 135 hotels and other lodging options so you'll have ample places to choose from for your holiday retreat. Here are top ranked ones based on Expedia user reviews:
Other top sights in Yamagata include Zao Hot Springs Ski Resort. Outside the city, popular places to visit include Mt. Zao, 12 mi/19.4 km from the city center, and Sakunami Hot Spring, which is 16.5 mi (26.5 km) away.
If you want to venture outside of the area, hop on a train at Akayu Station. Yamagata may not have many public transit options to choose from so consider renting a car to explore more.