Yamagata paragliding
Yamagata Rice Terrace Paragliding

16,500 yen/person

Customer Satisfaction
Experience Type
Outdoors, Guided Tours
Activity Level
Group Size
Individuals/Couples (1-2 people)
Yamagata Rice Terrace Paragliding

Enjoy a view of rural Japan like no other as you take to the skies and soar over the sprawling rice terraces of beautiful Yamagata Prefecture.  This experience takes place in Nanyo, Yamagata, which sits in the Northern part of the Okitama basin and is most famous for its agricultural prosperity, especially its wine.


Anyone can fly! In order to participate, there is no prior experience needed as participants will fly tandem-style with a passionate English-speaking guide with over 30 years of paragliding experience. 


This experience includes transportation to and from Akayu Station, which is located just 35 minutes away from Yamagata station on the Yamagata Line, with a fare of ¥590 one way.


This experience will also include GoPro footage of your flight so that you can remember your adventure for years to come.


Please note that due to inclement weather conditions, there is a possibility that the activity may become canceled or postponed. In that case, the participant will be notified the night before and offered a refund.

Yamagata paragliding
Activity Details
Departure/Return Location
Akayu Station, Yamagata Prefecture
Seasonal Availability
April through November
Experience Duration
60-90 minutes
Max Amount of Participants
2 People (Inquire separately for small groups)
Weight Limit
40-80 Kg (88-180 Ibs)
Start Time
9:00 AM
Return Time
10:30 AM
Not Included
Please book at least 3 days in advance
Sample Itinerary

8:49 : Arrive at Akayu  Station and meet guide

9:00 : Arrive at Experience location and have orientation

9:20 : Paragliding

10:20 : Finish paragliding

10:30 : Return to Akayu Station

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

Meeting Location

I was actually really freaked out to do this before I tried it but Mr. Kanai-san was so nice and experienced that I felt completely safe! Not only did I feel like it was safe, I had an AMAZING time and would honestly do it again in a heartbeat!!!