Yamagata city is the capital of Yamagata prefecture, on the island of Honshu. Yamagata Airport
serves the city, as well as the Yamagata Shinkansen bullet train service which operates several trips from Tokyo.
The main tourist attraction to this area is the mountain temple village of Yamadera, which is the sight of the very popular Risshakuij Temple
. There is a very famous haiku penned by the poet Matsuo Basho, making this temple and the area a favorite destination for many tourists, especially those from other parts of Japan.
The charming and elegant English Renaissance-style architecture of Bunshokan Museum
is one of the reasons it’s such a beautiful place. The artistic and historic artifacts that make up the collection are further reason to spend at least a few hours exploring it.
There’s much more to see and do in Yamagata, and the interactive map on this page is a great way to explore where the attractions and hotels can be found in this exciting city.