Three hours from Tokyo, Yamagata's mountains, valleys, and fresh air await the jaded, the adventurous and the visitor yearning for relaxation among woods, hiking trails, ski hills, and hot springs. Nearby Yamagata city offers superb, reasonable accommodation and excellent dining. A bucket list must!
Valid rail and bus passes:
Yamagata prefecture has a multitude of railway and bus passes that make it easier to get around.
Check out our listings below for passes that are valid within Yamagata prefecture.
The nearest and most convenient airport in the prefecture is Yamagata Airport.