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8 upcoming events
Yamagata Snow Festival

Yamagata Snow Festival

Late Jan - Early Feb

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 2 Free
Kasedori Festival

Kasedori Festival

Mid Feb

Kasedori Festival, or “Strawbird Festival”, is a unique yet bizarre Japanese event. Performers gather at Kaminoyama Castle dre..

Yamagata 3 Free
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
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
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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