Regions of Yamagata

Yamagata Prefecture

Nestled between the sea of Japan and saddled against the Zao Mountains, when most Japanese people think of Yamagata, cherries are the first thing that comes to mind. While Yamagata is of course blessed by a bounty of delicious agricultural products such as La France Pears, Yonezawa Beef, dadacha-mame beans, rice, and of course, Yamagata Sake, Yamagata is so much more.

Divided into four distinct regions, Yamagata boasts unspoiled nature and a rich traditional folk culture that has been passed down from generation to generation for centuries.

While Yamagata may be considered off the beaten path by many, for those who are willing to make the journey north and chose the road less traveled, Yamagata is the perfect destination for those who love nature, enjoy farm-to-table food, and want to immerse themselves deeply in traditional Japanese culture among locals.

Explore the Four Regions of Yamagata