Mount Haguro



Built in 1877, The Bunshokan is the old prefectural capital of Yamagata and today it serves as a history museum in Yamagata City.


Once visited by poet Matsuo Basho, Yamadera is the collective name given to the thirty temples creviced into the ancient slopes of Mt. Hoju.

Akutsu Hachiman Shrine

Located in Takahata City, Yamagata, Akutsu Hachiman Shrine is said to have brought victory in battle and a bountiful harvest to the region for centuries.