Tokyo, the capital of Japan, is situated 170 miles (274 kilometers) to the southwest of Yamamoto.
Visiting just one town or city, no matter how popular, will only ever provide you with a narrow window into the broader cultural and natural fabric of a region. So be sure to set aside enough time to savour Niigata 's other natural and man-made attractions. Sendai, lays 20 miles (32 kilometers) to the south, and Minamisoma lies 20 miles (32 kilometers) to the north.
Sendai is approximately 20 miles (32 kilometers) from Yamamoto. This center contains a number of interesting things to see, like Sendai City War Reconstruction Memorial Hall, Sendai City Museum and Sportsland SUGO. If you're still looking for things to do in the city centre, it's worth investigating Miyagi Stadium, Sendai Gymnasium and Yagiyama Zoo before heading back to Yamamoto.
More often than not, the difference between being a smart traveler and a tourist is a little understanding of the local language, so be sure to practice a number of simple Japanese phrases before you arrive. "Isshoni odorimasenka?" is the Japanese way to say "Would you like to dance with me?" Or try "Benjo wa doko desu ka?" (Where's the toilet?).
When it is time to leave Yamamoto, pack up your camera and mementos, spend your last of your yen, and bid Sayōnara (farewell) to this wonderful spot.