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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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Bunshokan

The Yamagata Bunshokan, an elegant historical building once home to the prefectural offices, is open to the public and can be toured freely.

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Yamagata Cycling: Nature and Craft

Tour around Yamagata City by e-bike, enjoy learning about the history and culture and create pottery in the Hirashimizu artisan hamlet. After pottery, visit a local restaurant for a lunch of Yamagata soba.

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Farm to Bar

Experience the fruit kingdom of Yamagata Prefecture. Meet a Yamagata farmer and visit their orchard to harvest fresh fruit, then head to a cocktail bar where the bartender will craft an original cocktail or mocktail just for you!

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