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Travel Guide to Yamagata Prefecture: Popular Destinations, Fun Activities, Hotels & More

Surrounding Areas Of Yamagata Other Sightseeing

Yamagata Prefecture is located in the Tohoku region of northern Honshu along the Sea of Japan. It’s easily accessible from Tokyo via the bullet train, but remains an often-overlooked, somewhat wild region full of vast nature, stunning hot springs, unique local cuisine, and fascinating cultures. This article is a comprehensive must-read guide for those considering visiting Yamagata on their next trip to Japan and will explain everything you need to know about Yamagata’s attractions, transport, food, travel tips, and more. (Main image: PIXTA)

Explore Tohoku in Winter With 5 Budget-Friendly Travel Passes (Local Recommended!)

Aomori, Hirosaki And Hachinohe Winter

During winter, the snow-covered Tohoku region offers a range of activities like skiing, picturesque hot springs surrounded by snowy landscapes, and traditional snow festivals with historical charm. Tohoku is well connected with efficient Shinkansen connections between Tokyo and its prefectures, and convenient access from Narita and Haneda airports, making it an ideal destination for winter travel in Japan. However, as the region is fairly large, it is recommended to use a travel pass for longer trips. Our author, who proudly calls himself "The Writer Who Loves Tohoku the Most in Japan," has lived in Tohoku and will recommend travel passes that allow you to explore the region safely and affordably.

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  • Morioka, Hiraizumi And Hachimantai
  • Niigata And Sado
  • Sendai And Matsushima
  • Surrounding Areas Of Akita
  • Surrounding Areas Of Yamagata
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