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Mount Zao

Mount Zao

Mount Zao is a volcanic mountain located between Yamagata and Miyagi Prefectures in Tohoku, Japan. It is one of Tohoku's most famous attractions,..

Yamagata
Trekking on Mount Zao

Trekking on Mount Zao

Alena Eckelmann

Zao Mountain - Trekking across a volcanic landscape in summer and skiing in winter, plus winding down in hotspring waters.

Yamagata
Cherry Season in Yamagata

Cherry Season in Yamagata

Bridget Ye

Yamagata is famous for its juicy, sweet, and glossy cherries, and the prefecture is responsible for approximately 70% of Japan..

Yamagata 4
Zao Snow Monster Festival

Zao Snow Monster Festival

Early Feb

The Zao Snow Monsters rival Nagano's Snow Monkeys in popularity and they are one of Japan's winter attractions not to be..

Yamagata, Mount Zao 2 Free
Yamagata in Winter 13

Yamagata in Winter

Amber Mezbourian

With winter comes the opportunity to experience a different side to life in Yamagata. Snow festivals, winter sports and onsen are..

Yamagata 2