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13 upcoming events
Tendo Sakura Matsuri

Tendo Sakura Matsuri

Early Apr - Early May

Known for the famous Ningen Shogi (Human Chess) event, the Tendo Sakura Matsuri is an annual spring festival held in Tendo Cit..

Yamagata Free
Sakura Season at Eboshiyama Park

Sakura Season at Eboshiyama Park

Apr 15th - May 5th

Yamagata's Eboshiyama Park is one of the prefecture's top destinations to enjoy sakura season, and for good reason. The..

Yamagata 1 Free
Mamurogawa Plum Festival

Mamurogawa Plum Festival

Apr 28th - May 6th

Each year from around late April until early May, Yamagata's Mamurogawa Park hosts a plum blossom festival where visitors can..

Yamagata Free
Sagae Park Azalea Festival

Sagae Park Azalea Festival

May 15th - May 16th

Each year in May, Yamagata's Sagae Park is home to an azalea festival which celebrates the impressive number of them on the..

Yamagata Free
Iris Festival at Nagai Ayame Park

Iris Festival at Nagai Ayame Park

Jun 15th - Jul 7th

Each year from around mid-June to the first week of July, Yamagata's Nagai Ayame Park is filled with the color of around a million..

Yamagata 2 ¥500
Hanagasa Matsuri

Hanagasa Matsuri

Early Aug

Hanagasa Matsuri is a dance festival which originiated in Obanazawa but is now celebrated across Yamagata every summer.

Yamagata 2 Free
Shinjo Matsuri

Shinjo Matsuri

Late Aug

Shinjo, in Yamagata, hosts this annual festival in which giant floats are paraded through the city.

Yamagata 2
Ishidan Marathon at Mount Haguro

Ishidan Marathon at Mount Haguro

Late Oct

The Ishidan Marathon is an event held in Haguro that takes runners to the summit of Mount Haguro.

Yamagata 2 ¥4,000

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