10 Must-See Places to Visit in Yamagata Prefecture

Things to do in Yamagata

Located in northeastern Japan, Yamagata Prefecture is a mountainous region with nearly two-thirds of its area covered in thick forests. The prefecture is also home to more than 230 waterfalls – more than any other in Japan – earning it the local nickname, “The Kingdom of Waterfalls”. If you’re looking for things to do in this nature-rich area, keep reading!

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Tokyo (Narita) to Sakada Station, Yamagata

    1. Narita Airport

      1 h 5 min

      From 4,490 yen

    2. Shonai Airport

      • Bus

      35 min

      840 yen

    3. Sakada Station

All listed travel times and costs are approximate.