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Iris Festival at Nagai Ayame Park

Iris Festival at Nagai Ayame Park

Mid Jun - Early Jul

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
Nanyo Chrysanthemum Festival

Nanyo Chrysanthemum Festival

Early Oct - Mid Nov

The Nanyo Chrysanthemum Festival takes place from early October to mid-November every year at two venues: the Kumano Taisha Shrine..

Yamagata 4 Free
Tendo City Nabe Battle

Tendo City Nabe Battle

Mid - Late Jan

Now in its 27th year, the Tendo City Nabe Battle is held every winter and sees numerous restaurants fight it out – peacefully ..

Yamagata 9
Yamagata Snow Festival

Yamagata Snow Festival

Late Jan

Yamagata hosts a winter festival on the first weekend of February 2017.

Yamagata Free
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 3 Free

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