Recommended Routes for Sightseeing
Access from Sendai Airport ◎ 3-days, 2-nights Yamagata package plans for enjoying history and gourmet dining
9391views / 6likes
Yamagata Prefecture is rich in hot springs, historical heritage sites, cultural sightseeing spots, and an abundance of fresh fruit groves — native cherries, also Delaware grapes, melons and peaches make it a veritable “fruits basket”!
It is an area most enjoyable to gourmet enthusiasts for sightseeing!
For travel around all of Tohoku, Sendai Airport is a wonderfully convenient base!
To travel to Yamagata Prefecture, there’s a direct bus from Sendai Airport to Yamagata Station!
Covering the charms of Yamagata, here is an introduction to an ideal model course (package travel plan)
Please make sure to share your favorite information on SNS♡
[Day 1] From Sendai Airport to Yamagata Station, and on to the Yamadera mountain temple — Go!
When you arrive at Yamagata Station, leave your luggage at the hotel or lock it up in a coin locker, and make your way to Yamagata’s most representative sightseeing spot which is very popular among foreign people on SNS, “Yamadera” — Go! 20 minutes by the JR Senzan line.
The official name of the Yamadera temple is Risshakuji, and is a mountain temple of the Tendai sect of (Mahayana) Buddhism, founded by Jikaku Daishi.
Famously visited by (poet) Matsuo Basho, it is a popular photo spot.
It is quite challenging to climb the stone steps, but don’t feel that you should overexert yourself — there are rest areas along the way.
At the summit, you will see the beautiful view, and know that all your efforts have been rewarded!
Yamadera (Risshakuji Mountain Temple)
[Day 2] Arrive at Tendo Station in the AM to appreciate morning hot springs bathing and Japanese culture!
Tendo Station is about 20 minutes away from Yamagata Station.
It is a city with numerous hot springs, famous for the production of shogi pieces and for its “La France” pears.
A shogi city, it is something of a shogi Mecca, and everywhere around the town, one can see shogi motifs and designs.
If you get tired exploring the town on foot, there are 3 locations within the city where you can relax with a free foot bath ♡
Warabe no Yu