4 days in Yamagata Itinerary

4 days in Yamagata Itinerary

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Yamagata ©
The town of Yamagata and its surrounding prefecture have a wealth of attractions, both man-made and natural.
Change things up with these side-trips from Yamagata: Matsushima-machi (Godaido, Matsushima Bay, &more) and Sendai (Sendaijo Ato, Zuihoden, &more). And it doesn't end there: head outdoors with Yamagata Zao Onsen Ski Resort, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Risshaku-ji Temple, walk around Kajo Park, and don't miss a visit to Frost Covered Trees of Zao.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Yamagata travel route builder tool.

If you are flying in from Singapore, the closest major aiports are Sendai Airport and Niigata Airport. In December, daily temperatures in Yamagata can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Yamagata

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Sendai, Matsushima-machi
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Yamagata Zao Onsen Ski Resort ©
Yamagata Zao Onsen Ski Resort
Jozenji-dori Avenue ©
Jozenji-dori Avenue
Frost Covered Trees of Zao ©
Frost Covered Trees of Zao