Yamagata

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Yamagata Vacation Packages

This Tohoku destination is home to around 250,000 inhabitants.

Yamagata is 180 miles (290 kilometers) north of the capital city of Tokyo and approximately 5 miles (7 kilometers) southeast of Yamanobe-machi.

Be sure to visit Lina World, a fun-filled and engaging activity, offering hours worth of entertainment for the young and the young at heart.

Experts and newcomers alike will love Takahata Winery and Takeda Winery. See the various grape varietals on the vine, sample the various vintages and blends, then pick up a souvenir bottle or two to take home.

Plants, magnificent trees, and twisting garden pathways, are some of the things you and your family will encounter at one of Yamagata's botanic gardens. The most frequented options are Sosho Rose Garden and Senshinan.

Step off the streets and get inspired by nature by visiting the tranquil urban parks in the region. Among the best parks and gardens are Matsugasaki Park and Zao Bodaira Highlands. Kajo Park and Momiji Park are the other popular outdoor destination spots in the area.

Discover the area's wildlife with a visit to one of the local lakes, including Lake Choro and Dokko Numa. Follow the shore and if the day is warm, lose your shoes and dip your feet in the water.

Grab the family and head to some of the popular cultural spaces nearby. Meander through the hallways as you check out the varied collections at Miyasaka Museum and Hirosuke Hamada Memorial Museum. Yamagata Prefectural Ukitamu Fudoki-no-oka Archaeological Museum and Yamagata Museum of Science and Industry are a couple more that are worth your time.

Go to the Sato Museum of History and Culture and find out about the history of Yamagata. Journey through the collection’s relaxed corridors and take in the exhibits and artifacts waiting for you to discover.

It’s impossible to truly know a place until you know its history. Thankfully, Yamagata has preserved some of its most significant heritage sites and buildings. Start your journey back in time by spending an hour or two at Clan Uesugi’s Mausoleum and the equally fascinating Kaminoyama Castle. Yamagata Castle and Yamagata City Local History Museum are also great places for insights into bygone days.

This area is home to an assortment of religious sites. Start with the Kasugasan Rinsenji Temple and Matsugasaki Shrine. Two other buildings worthy of your time are Uesugi Jinja Shrine and Akutsu Hachiman Shrine.

Take a few moments to commemorate the suffering and courage of Yamagata's historic past at one of its renowned memorial sites. A large number of families make the trip to Utakake Inari Shrine and Yudonosan Shrine, because of the emotive historical events that characterize these places of commemoration. The Wakamaysu-ji Temple and Uesugi Memorial are two more memorials worth visiting.

Head to the mountains to enjoy the various winter sports in the area by checking out a few of the well-equipped ski resorts. Most visitors to the area are in agreement that Zao Hot Springs Ski Resort and Zao Sanroku Ropeway are some of the best choices. If you would like to have a more varied experience, you should consider heading to Shichikasyuku Ski Area or Zao Chuo Ropeway.

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