16 days in Yamagata Prefecture Itinerary

16 days in Yamagata Prefecture Itinerary

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16 days in Yamagata Prefecture Itinerary

Start: Tokyo
Train:  3 h
1
Yamagata
— 3 nights
train:  2 h
2
Obanazawa
— 2 nights
train:  4 h
3
Sakata
— 3 nights
train:  30 min
4
Tsuruoka
— 3 nights
train:  3 h 30 min
5
Kaminoyama
— 2 nights
Drive:  30 min
6
Yonezawa
— 2 nights
train:  2 h 30 min
End: Tokyo

3
nights
Yamagata

Yamagata ©
The town of Yamagata and its surrounding prefecture have a wealth of attractions, both man-made and natural.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Risshaku-ji Temple as well as Yamadera Basho Memorial Hall.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Yamagata trip itinerary maker app .

Tokyo to Yamagata is an approximately 3-hour train ride. You can also drive; or fly. In October, Yamagata is a bit cooler than Tokyo - with highs of 65°F and lows of 52°F. On the 11th (Sun), you'll travel to Obanazawa.

Things to do in Yamagata

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Risshaku-ji Temple ©
Risshaku-ji Temple
Yamadera Basho Memorial Hall ©
Yamadera Basho Memorial Hall

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nights
Obanazawa

Obanazawa ©
You've now added Ginzan Onsen to your itinerary. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Ginzan Onsen.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Obanazawa online tour itinerary planner .

Drive from Yamagata to Obanazawa in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 65°F in October, and nighttime lows around 52°F. You'll set off for Sakata on the 13th (Tue).

Things to do in Obanazawa

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Ginzan Onsen ©
Ginzan Onsen

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Sakata

Sakata ©
Sakata is a city located in Yamagata Prefecture, in the Tohoku region of northern Japan.As of October 2015, the city has an estimated population of 105,022 and a population density of 174 persons per kmĀ². Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Honma Art Museum Garden, Former Honma Family Residence and Sankyo Soko Storehouse.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Sakata journey planner.

Drive from Obanazawa to Sakata in 1.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Sakata are 65°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. You will leave for Tsuruoka on the 16th (Fri).

Things to do in Sakata

Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Sankyo Soko Storehouse ©
Sankyo Soko Storehouse
Former Honma Family Residence ©
Former Honma Family Residence
Honma Art Museum Garden ©
Honma Art Museum Garden

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nights
Tsuruoka

Tsuruoka ©
Tsuruoka, famous for its scenic surroundings, attracts tourists due to its proximity to the Dewa Sanzan, sacred mountains revered by the Shugendo religion.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Fujiswa Shuhei Memorial Museum, Mt. Haguro, Tsuruoka City Kamo Aquarium, and other attractions.

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Traveling by car from Sakata to Tsuruoka takes an hour. In October, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Kaminoyama.

Things to do in Tsuruoka

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Mt. Haguro ©
Mt. Haguro
Fujiswa Shuhei Memorial Museum ©
Fujiswa Shuhei Memorial Museum
Tsuruoka City Kamo Aquarium ©
Tsuruoka City Kamo Aquarium

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Kaminoyama

Kaminoyama ©
Kaminoyama is a city located in Yamagata Prefecture, in the northern Tohoku region of Japan.As of October 2015, the city had an estimated population of 31,476 and a population density of 131 persons per km2. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Kurikawainari Shrine as well as Kaisendo. Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): examine the collection at Kaisendo. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kurikawainari Shrine.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Kaminoyama trip itinerary maker website .

You can drive from Tsuruoka to Kaminoyama in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 65°F in October, and nighttime lows around 52°F. You will leave for Yonezawa on the 21st (Wed).

Things to do in Kaminoyama

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Kurikawainari Shrine ©
Kurikawainari Shrine
Kaisendo ©
Kaisendo

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Yonezawa

Yonezawa ©
Yonezawa is a city in Yamagata Prefecture, in the Tohoku region of northern Japan. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Matsugasaki Shrine as well as Yonezawa Castle Ruins / Matsugasaki Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Matsugasaki Shrine.

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You can drive from Kaminoyama to Yonezawa in an hour. October in Yonezawa sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 52°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 23rd (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Yonezawa

Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Yonezawa Castle Ruins / Matsugasaki Park ©
Matsugasaki Shrine ©
Matsugasaki Shrine