1,552
trips planned today
4.6
out of 5
Trustscore rating
©

Yamagata trip planner

Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free

Itinerary Planner
+ Add destination
2 adults
Adults
- +
Teens
- +
Kids
- +
Close
Trip Planner Asia  /  Japan  /  Tohoku  /  Yamagata Prefecture  /  Yamagata

Yamagata

3.7
The town of Yamagata and its surrounding prefecture have a wealth of attractions, both man-made and natural. Known for its cherry production, the agricultural fields surrounding the town lead out into a rugged landscape of hills, ravines, and rivers, with ancient temples dotting the land here and there, enjoying privileged viewpoints across the changing terrain. The rural city has a notably large student population, making the atmosphere a little more modern and cutting-edge than in comparably remote cities. Trips to hot spring resorts have become a major part of many Yamagata holidays. Our Japan visit planning app combines visitor reviews with your personal interests to make an itinerary informed by experts, but tailored to suit your style.
Create a full itinerary — for free!

Plan your trip to Yamagata

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Popular things to do in Yamagata

See all ›
4.4
Duration: 1 hour
4.4
Duration: 1 hour
4.3
Duration: 1 hour
4.1
Duration: 1 hour

Side trips from Yamagata

3.5
Duration: 1 hour
4.4
Duration: 1 hour
3.8
Duration: 1 hour
4.3
Duration: 1h 30 min

Hidden gems in Yamagata

3.0
Duration: 1 hour
4.7
Duration: 1 hour
3.8
Duration: 1 hour
4.6
Duration: 1 hour

Historic Sites in Yamagata

See all ›
4.4
Duration: 30 minutes
4.2
Duration: 30 minutes
4.2
Duration: 30 minutes
4.1
Duration: 30 minutes

Nature in Yamagata

4.1
Duration: 1 hour
4.0
Duration: 1 hour
4.0
Duration: 1 hour
3.3
Duration: 30 minutes

Where to stay in Yamagata

Stay in the city center of Yamagata for the leading hotels serving the prefecture. Close to the main train station and all the restaurants, bars, and clubs of the city, the hotels rarely stray too far from this central area. You'll find both basic and luxury options, as well as some guesthouses on side streets. Many visitors opt to stay at one of the hot spring resorts in the surrounding areas, including Zao Onsen and Ginzan Onsen, where you'll find guesthouses with onsite traditional spas that use the water from the hot springs.
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor
2 adults
Adults (12 +)
- +
Children (2-11)
- +
Infants (Under 2)
- +
Close
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
2 adults
Adults (12 +)
- +
Children (2-11)
- +
Infants (Under 2)
- +
Close

Recently planned trips to Yamagata

16 days in Japan BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM September, popular sights Preferences: September Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 12 days in Tohoku BY A USER FROM JAPAN June, popular sights Preferences: June Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 6 days in Yamagata Prefecture BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE February, popular sights Preferences: February Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 4 days in Yamagata BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 4 days in Yamagata BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE December, popular sights Preferences: December Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 19 days in Japan BY A USER FROM ISRAEL December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 30 days in Japan BY A USER FROM ISRAEL September, popular sights Preferences: September Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 35 days in Japan BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, popular sights Preferences: October Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 17 days in Japan BY A USER FROM MEXICO December, popular sights Preferences: December Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 34 days in Japan BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, popular sights Preferences: October Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 3 days in Yamagata Prefecture BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, popular sights Preferences: May Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 55 days in Japan BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES January, extra slow, popular sights Preferences: January Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Extra slow
See more plans