Yamagata City Walking Tour
Yamagata City Walking Tour

3,500 yen/person

Customer Satisfaction
Experience Type
Cultural, History
Activity Level
Group Size
Small to large groups (2-15 people)
Yamagata City Walking Tour

Yamagata City is the booming heart of Yamagata Prefecture and in addition to being surrounded by pristine nature, hosting a rich culinary scene, and is known for its vibrant nightlife, the city also boasts a deep cultural history that precedes even the days of the samurai.


Come along with a knowledgeable local guide on a half-day tour of four of Yamagata City’s most beloved museums and historical landmarks; the Mogami Yoshiaki Historical Museum, the Old Saiseikan Hospital Building, the Yamagata Museum of Art, and the Bunshokan.


These cherished monuments of Yamagata history do not have English information and so if you want to truly feel as if you have experienced Yamagata City in its entirety, then this is the tour for you!


The tour itself is around three hours in length and can be adjusted and is flexible to fit the pace and interests of participants. Included in the tours are a bilingual guide and the tickets of admission for all historic sites visited.

Yamagata City Walking Tour
The tour ends with the Bunshokoan, Yamagata's old prefectural bulilding
Activity Details
Meeting Location
Yamagata Station
Seasonal Availability
Year Round (Everyday but Mondays)
Experience Duration
3 hours
Amount of Participants
2-15 people (Inquire separately for larger groups)
Start Time
End Time
Not Included
Please book at least 3 days in advance
Sample Itinerary

9:00 : Meet at Yamagata Station

9:00 – 9:15: Walk to Yamagata Castle Ruins (Kajo Park) 

9:15 – 9:45: Mogami Yoshiaki Historical Museum

9:45 – 10:15: Old Saiseikan Hospital Building

10:15 -11:00: Yamagata Museum of Art

11:00 -11:15: Walk to Bunshokan

11:15 – 12:00: Bunshokan

12:00: Bunshokan

Please note that this is a sample itinerary and is subject to change depending on the day and number of participants.

Yamagata Museum of Art
The Yamagata Museum of Art features works of arts from Van Gogh, Picasso, Monet and others!
Meeting Location

When Japanese museums don't have information in English, I usually just kind of rush through them but having a guide was really worth it as I felt that I could actually appreciate the history rather than just see the artifacts. My favorite museum was the art museum and the guide was really knowledgeable about the pieces on display.



I would have never expected that a place like Yamagata would have pieces from artists like Monet, Van Gogh, and Matisse! The Japanese art was nice too!



Alex, the tour guide, was flexible and accommodating to meet our wishes and desires about how we wanted to spend our time throughout the tour, leading to a perfectly timed tour with just enough time at each location.



Old Saiseikan Hospital Building
Saiseikan Old Hospital Building was once the region's top hospital but today serves as a local museum
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