6 days in Yamagata Prefecture Itinerary

6 days in Yamagata Prefecture Itinerary

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Tsuruoka ©
Tsuruoka, famous for its scenic surroundings, attracts tourists due to its proximity to the Dewa Sanzan, sacred mountains revered by the Shugendo religion.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): take in the pleasant sights at Ninosaka, take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Haguro, steep yourself in history at Mt.Haguro- Dewasanzan Sanjin Gosaiden, thencontemplate the long history of Hagurosan Five-Story Pagoda, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Mt.Haguro- Cedat Trees along the Approach. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Fujiswa Shuhei Memorial Museum, observe the fascinating underwater world at Tsuruoka City Kamo Aquarium, admire the masterpieces at Ken Domon Museum of Photography, thencontemplate the long history of Sankyo Soko Storehouse, and finally stroll around Hiyoriyama Park.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Tsuruoka trip builder.

Singapore, Singapore to Tsuruoka is an approximately 16-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Singapore to Tsuruoka, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Singapore in February: high temperatures in Tsuruoka hover around °C and lows are around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Yamagata.

Things to do in Tsuruoka

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

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Mt. Haguro ©
Mt. Haguro
Tsuruoka City Kamo Aquarium ©
Tsuruoka City Kamo Aquarium
Hagurosan Five-Story Pagoda ©
Hagurosan Five-Story Pagoda


Yamagata ©
The town of Yamagata and its surrounding prefecture have a wealth of attractions, both man-made and natural.
On the 17th (Wed), head outdoors with Shiginoya Chinuma, don't miss a visit to Frost Covered Trees of Zao, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Torikabuto, thenhit the slopes at Yamagata Zao Onsen Ski Resort, thenboost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Yamagataken Kanko Bussan Kaikan. On your second day here, admire the landmark architecture of Bunshokan, stroll around Kajo Park, explore the historical opulence of Yamagata castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Risshaku-ji Temple, thendon't miss a visit to Large Ginkgo Tree in Yamadera, and finally stroll around Tendo Park (Mt. Maizuru).

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Yamagata travel planning app.

You can drive from Tsuruoka to Yamagata in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In February in Yamagata, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Yamagata

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tendo Park (Mt. Maizuru)
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Yamagata Zao Onsen Ski Resort ©
Yamagata Zao Onsen Ski Resort
Frost Covered Trees of Zao ©
Frost Covered Trees of Zao
Risshaku-ji Temple ©
Risshaku-ji Temple