Yamagata prefecture is located in the Tohoku region.
It is facing Sea of Japan and mountainous region. One of the most heavier snow area in Japan. You can enjoy winter sports.
There are many temples with lodge(yamadera). You can stay there and feel mysterious atmosphere.
A local products is rice , some kinds of fruits ,specially cherry.
In summer one of the famous festival Hanagasa matsuri is held. thousands of people with kimono perform the hanagasa dance.
Dewa Sanzan : Holy mountains
Mount Haguro is one of the Three Mountains of Dewa in the ancient province of Dewa, now Yamagata Prefecture.
The mount is the lowest of the three mountains, standing at 414 m.
A path of 2,466 stone steps leads to its summits amidst 600 year old sugi tree.
Yamagata City is a conveniently located city, being just a short trip away from nationally renowned sightseeing spots like Mt. Zao and Yamadera.
Yamadera : Hidden gems in the mountain
Yamadera in the northeastern part of Yamagata City is one of the prominent temples in the Tohoku region, and was founded over a thousand years ago in the year of 860.