5 days in Yamagata Itinerary

5 days in Yamagata Itinerary

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The town of Yamagata and its surrounding prefecture have a wealth of attractions, both man-made and natural.
Zao Onsen Tourist Information Center has been added to your itinerary. Head to Sunmall Ichibancho and Yamagata Retro Museumfor some retail therapy. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Risshaku-ji Temple and Zuiganji. Explore Yamagata's surroundings by going to Kitashiobara-mura (Goshikinuma Lake & Gran Deco Snow Resort), Entsu-in Temple (in Matsushima-machi) and Sendai (Sendai Castle (Aoba Castle) & Osaki Hachiman Shrine). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Yamagata Zao Onsen Ski Resort, make a trip to Frost Covered Trees of Zao, step into the grandiose world of Yamagata castle, and indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at some of the top local onsens.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Yamagata trip itinerary planner.

If you are flying in from Singapore, the closest major airports are Sendai Airport and Niigata Airport. In December, plan for daily highs up to 4°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

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Sendai, Kitashiobara-mura, Matsushima-machi
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Risshaku-ji Temple
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Goshikinuma Lake