Sakata City is a hub of Yamagata Prefecture located in Northern Honshu, only an hour’s flight from Tokyo. Renowned for its exciting and refreshing blend of activities and attractions, Sakata is the gateway to a wonderland of natural beauty, spirituality and Japanese experience. Nearby is “Dewa Sanzan”, a spiritual area of three sacred mountains. The shrines and temples of the region are popular for both pilgrims and sightseers and is a popular Japanese “power spot” for relaxation and reinvigoration.
Also closeby is the natural beauty and adventure of Mt Chokai, a member of Japan’s top 100 mountains, as well as the torrents of Mogami River, one of Japan’s three most rapid and voluminous rivers. Rice farming is a common practice in the area.