Murayama Region

Featuring Yamagata and Murayama City

Yamagata City

As capital of the prefecture and home to Yamagata’s largest metropolitan population, Yamagata City has no shortage of activities, cuisine, nightlife, and lodging accommodations, as well as a variety of sightseeing and historic points of interest to keep visitors busy. 

Murayama City

This quaint city sharing the same name as the region has hidden surprises with its traditional soba, spectacular rose garden and the opportunity to have a samurai experience at the birthplace of Iaido.

Immerse yourself in the Murayama region

The Murayama region is a bustling area compared to the rest of the prefecture with many things to do and see. Here are some of our hand-picked recommendations for this area.

Yamagata City

Capital of Yamagata prefecture, Yamagata City has no shortage of activities, cuisine, nightlife, and lodging, with a variety of sightseeing and historic points of interest to keep visitors busy.

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Mt. Zao

Mt. Zao

Rising over 1,800 meters along the border between Yamagata and Miyagi, Mount Zao is a popular ski, hiking, and hot springs destination.

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