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Yamagata

What is Yamagata?

Although often overlooked, Yamagata prefecture by no means lacks appeal: the Yamadera temple trail through the mountains, deliciously tender Yonezawa wagyu, and over 100 steaming hot springs, most notably Zao Onsen, await visitors. When winter comes, the snowcapped peaks become dotted with skiers by day and onsen-goers by night, while summer brings the celebration of juicy Yamagata cherries.

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Climate

What to Wear

Jan
Warm Cloth
Warm Cloth
Feb
Warm Cloth
Warm Cloth
Mar
Warm Cloth
Warm Cloth
Apr
Jacket
Jacket
May
Long
Long
Jun
Long
Long
Jul
Short
Short
Aug
Short
Short
Sep
Long
Long
Oct
Jacket
Jacket
Nov
Warm Cloth
Warm Cloth
Dec
Warm Cloth
Warm Cloth
Based on the Meteorological Agency "past weather data", created NAVITIME

Getting Around

There’s no better way to be introduced to the beautiful Yamagata countryside than by arriving by train. The Yamagata Shinkansen, which takes you from Tokyo up to Yamagata Station in two hours and 40 minutes, rewards passengers with endless picturesque views as you speed through the Yamagata mountains, all covered with a mystical blanket of snow in winter.

Getting Around Yamagata
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Getting Around Yamagata

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