Five Cultural Highlights Of Tsuruoka And Sakata, Yamagata Prefecture
JAPANESE CULTURE

Five Cultural Highlights Of Tsuruoka And Sakata, Yamagata Prefecture

Yamagata 2017.04.14

Well-known for its hot springs and scenic views, Yamagata is a wonderful place to immerse yourself in Japanese culture. Let us introduce five highlights of Tsuruoka and Sakata, two cities that boast great spots to visit in the Tohoku region.

Translated byJasmine Nishino

A freelance nomad (lost) translator and nerd at heart.

Written by MATCHA-PR

Yamagata prefecture is located on the western side of the Tohoku region and is known for its vast natural scenery and stunning panoramic views of the mountains and the sea. Along with the beautiful sights, many visitors seek the great hot springs, nature, historic temples, and delicious seafood cuisine this area is known for. Well-known tourist spots of Yamagata include Ginzan Onsen, the mountain temple Risshakuji in Yamadera, and the Dewa Sanzan mountains.

In this article, we would like to feature cultural and historical spots of two of Yamagata's cities, Tsuruoka and Sakata, through the eyes of MATCHA's lead English editor.

From Haneda Airport, it takes only one hour by a domestic ANA flight to reach Yamagata's Shonai Airport. Visitors from outside of Japan can take a one-way flight for only 10,800 yen using this convenient reservation site.

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