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Yamagata Half-Day Private Trip with Nationally-Licensed Guide

This value-packed trip with a nationally-licensed and experienced multilingual tour guide is a fantastic and efficient way to explore Yamagata!

Well-known for its hot springs and scenic views, Yamagata is a wonderful place to immerse yourself in Japanese culture. Yamagata City is a cosmopolitan hub allowing visitors to delve into a fascinating corner of Japan boasting a rich culture, soothing hot springs, soaring mountains and ski fields.

Let us know what you would like to experience and we will customize a four-hour tour that's best for you!

Note*1: Please select your must-see spots from a list in the tour information to create your customized itinerary.
Note*2: The Nationally-licensed Tour Guide-Interpreter certification is issued by the Japanese government requires a good knowledge and understanding of Japanese culture and history.

per adult from

$133

AUD

Duration

4 hours

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

Voucher

Mobile ticket

Select Date and Travellers

No tour options available.

  • What's included :
    • Free Photos
    • Hotel Pick up and Drop-off
    • Licensed Local Guide
    What's excluded :
    • Other personal expenses
    • Entrance fee (for yourself)
    • Transportation fee (for yourself and your guide)
    • Lunch
    • Private transportation
    • Entry/Admission - Yamadera Senju-in Temple
    • Entry/Admission - Yamadera Basho Memorial Hall
    • Entry/Admission - Yamadera Goto Museum of Art
    • Entry/Admission - Yamagata castle
    • Entry/Admission - Kaminoyama Castle
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Yamadera Senju-in Temple, 4753 Yamadera, Yamagata 999-3301 Yamagata Prefecture

    Founded in the 9th century, Yamadera's sub-temples dot the slopes of Mt. Hoshu just 25 minutes from the city. A 1,000-step ascent through a mystic cedar forest brings you to the temple complex at the summit, with gorgeous views that are considered among the best in northern Japan.

    Fall is a wonderful time to visit Yamadera Temple. The colorful foliage of the surrounding forest and the mild temperatures help make the climb to the top a joy.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Yamadera Basho Memorial Hall, 4223 Yamadera Nanin, Yamagata 999-3301 Yamagata Prefecture

    Founded in the 9th century, Yamadera's sub-temples dot the slopes of Mt. Hoshu just 25 minutes from the city. A 1,000-step ascent through a mystic cedar forest brings you to the temple complex at the summit, with gorgeous views that are considered among the best in northern Japan.

    Fall is a wonderful time to visit Yamadera Temple. The colorful foliage of the surrounding forest and the mild temperatures help make the climb to the top a joy.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Yamadera Goto Museum of Art, 2982-3 Yamadera, Yamagata 999-3301 Yamagata Prefecture

    Founded in the 9th century, Yamadera's sub-temples dot the slopes of Mt. Hoshu just 25 minutes from the city. A 1,000-step ascent through a mystic cedar forest brings you to the temple complex at the summit, with gorgeous views that are considered among the best in northern Japan.

    Fall is a wonderful time to visit Yamadera Temple. The colorful foliage of the surrounding forest and the mild temperatures help make the climb to the top a joy.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Yamagata castle, Kajomachi, Yamagata 990-0826 Yamagata Prefecture

    A short walk from the station, Kajo Park inside the walls of Yamagata Castle holds several events throughout the year. Every spring, revelers fill the park to picnic and view the hundreds of cherry trees in bloom.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Mount Zaō, Zaoonsen, Yamagata, 990-2301, Japan

    Mt. Zao is one of the most popular sightseeing spots in northern Japan, with great hiking in the summer, top-notch skiing at the Zao Onsen Ski Resort in the winter and sigh-inducing soaks at its eponymous onsen, which operates year-round.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Tendo, Tendo, Yamagata Prefecture, Tohoku

    Tendo is Yamagata's fruit mecca, home to vast orchards of apples, peaches, pears, and of course, cherries. It's also one of the prefecture's premier hot spring resorts, with many outdoor baths.

    For fans of shogi, Japanese chess, the town produces the vast majority of Japan's game pieces. Their creation is a highly developed local craft dating back hundreds of years.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Kaminoyama Castle, 3-7 Motojonai, Kaminoyama 999-3154 Yamagata Prefecture

    When you're finished, head up to Kaminoyama Castle , for views over the town and surrounding mountains. Originally built in 1535, the castle was once the headquarters of the Kaminoyama Domain. Today it houses a small museum paying homage to the warlords that once ruled the region.

    Duration: 1 hour

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    This special tour will be conducted with a public transportation and cruising taxi as stated in the tour information, NOT including private vehicle. Your guide will pick you up at the meeting point on foot. If you need a private vehicle, please feel free to ask us and we will estimate an additional cost for you.Airports
    • Yamagata Airport, Japan, 〒999-3776 Yamagata, Higashine, Hanyū, 柏原新林3008
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Infant seats available
    • Service animals allowed
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Near public transportation
    • Stroller accessible
    • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
    • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
    • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by Japan Guide Agency

Activity ID: V-92136P213

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