Chokai no Mori

Written on 2018-03-13 in Chokai no Mori

Chokai no Mori is a scenic spot that affords a panoramic view of the Shonai Plain, Mogami River, and Japan Sea. It is especially well known for being a beautiful location to watch the sunset, and is also a great place fo...

Fudo Waterfall

Written on 2018-02-09 in Yawata Area

This impressive waterfall cascades from a height of 15 m and splits into segments as it flows over protruding rock. It is also known as “Kaiun Shussei” Waterfall.  

Tsuruma Pond

Written on 2018-02-09 in Yawata Area

This pond is a popular place for taking photographs and hiking. The fresh foliage in May and autumn colors in October are beautiful. Even without going for a hike, the pond can be viewed from above at the spot named “N...

Matsuyama Cultural Heritage Museum

Written on 2018-02-08 in 2 ART & MUSEUMS

Matsuyama Cultural Heritage Museum is a facility that preserves and passes down the local culture. ■ Hours: 9:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m. ■ Closed: Mondays (Tuesdays when Monday falls on a holiday), December 28th–January 4...

Matsuyama Historical Park

Written on 2018-02-08 in Matsuyama Area

This park includes the Matsuyama Cultural Heritage Museum, which is a facility that preserves and passes down the local culture, a tea room named Suishoan, and Ote Gate, a prefecturally designated cultural asset (complet...

Soko-ji Temple

Written on 2018-01-26 in 4 Shrines and Temples

Soko-ji is a Zen temple established in 1384. The temple gate was completed in 1811. The garden, called Horaien, is a national-designated site of scenic beauty. Visitors can enjoy green tea and sweets in this very tranqui...

Tamasudare Waterfall

Written on 2017-09-19 in Yawata Area

Tamasudare is the biggest plunge waterfall in Yamagata prefecture. Water falls from a height of 63 m at a width of 5 m. It is lit up for a time in spring and summer, and many people come to enjoy the wondrous view. There...

Mt. Chokai

Written on 2017-09-09 in Yawata Area

Located on the border with Akita prefecture, Mt. Chokai (2,236 m) is the tallest mountain in Yamagata prefecture and has been selected as one of the Best One Hundred Mountains of Japan. Because of its beauty, it is also ...

The First Visit from Costa neoRomantica

Written on 2017-08-10 in 5.Latest News

The foreign cruise ship, Costa neoRomantica arrived at Sakata Port for the first time on August 2nd. Approximately 1,000 people gathered at the port to welcome the ship. Hundreds of passengers and crew members came ashor...

Sakata Fireworks Show

Written on 2017-08-08 in Fireworks event

Our fireworks show began in 1929 and continues to be one of the biggest shows in the Tohoku region (over 12,000 fireworks). It culminates in a 2km-long, colorful display sparkling in the dark night sky, which captivates ...

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