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12 upcoming events
Tendo Ningen Shogi

Tendo Ningen Shogi

Mid Apr

Tendo Ningen Shogi is a “Human Chess” event that occurs every April in the city of Tendo, Yamagata. Set under rows of blooming..

Yamagata 2 Free Entry
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 Entry
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 - Early 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 Entry
Tendo City Nabe Battle

Tendo City Nabe Battle

Mid Nov

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

Yamagata 9
Millennium Corridor

Millennium Corridor

Late Oct - Late Nov

From late October until early December, one of the Tohoku region's most popular winter illumination events is set to take place...

Yamagata ¥1,500
Japan Sea Cold Cod Festival

Japan Sea Cold Cod Festival

Late Jan

Cold cod soup or dongara jiru is a popular winter dish in the Shonai region of Yamagata Prefecture, and the Japan Sea Cold Cod Festival..

Yamagata Free Entry

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