1,055,000 (as of 2021)
1.Gross agricultural product
255,700 million yen
(as of 2019)
2. Population engaged in farming
(as of 2015)
1. Production by fisheries and aquaculture
2,880 million yen (as of 2016)
2. No. of persons engaged in fisheries
368 person (as of 2018)
* Above are the most recent data from the Statistics Dashboard governed by the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications.
1. video (Yamagata prefecture)
Firstly, let me present to you a YouTube video:
【Prince Aojiru】A unique trip in Yamagata, Japan
In this video, Prince Aojiru, one of the most famous young millionaires in Japan, visits Yamagata prefecture and introduces its most attractive sightseeing spots.
2. Let’s enjoy Yamagata
Seondly, let me introduce three unique programs.
By participating in them, you can vividly enjoy Yamagata prefecture at a maximum.
1) Good morning, Yamadera!
Founded over one thousand years ago in 860, ‘Yamadera‘ (lit.mountain temple) is a picturesque temple complex located high up on a steep mountainside.
The view from the pagoda of ‘Risshakuji‘ temple at the very top is breathtaking, looking out over the neighbouring mountains and village.
On this tour, experience the serenity of Yamadera all to yourself.
Visit early in the morning when the air is fresh and the staircase devoid of crowds.
Climb the 1000 stone steps to the top of the temple complex and reward yourself with a delicious breakfast of ‘onigiri‘ rice balls made from local rice as you take in the panoramic views.
Test your foodie skills by comparing to brands of local rice ‘Tsuyahime‘ (lit.’shining princess’) and ‘Yukiwakamuru‘ (lit.’young samurai of the snow ‘).
After breakfast, choose to stay back and explore the temple area and surrounding nature, or if staying at nearby Tendo Onsen, head back to your lodging in time for the breakfast buffet (who doesn’t like second breakfast?).
Please note this tour involves a fair amount of physical activity! Come ready for some exercise and wear comfortable shoes / clothing for hiking.
2) A spiritual trip to experience mountain worship “Dewasanzan Tour”
No tiredness when traveling with a high-grade E-Bike
・ No need for secondary traffic when departing from or arriving at JR Tsuruoka Station
・ You can get on and off anytime, anywhere without worrying about parking space Can be done.
・ It will be a tour around “Mt. Haguro“, one of the three mountains of Dewa, one of Japan’s leading power spots.
・ You can enjoy trekking along the cedar avenue, which is certified by the Michelin Green Guide as a three-star, lined with cedar trees over 500 years old.
・ You can also enjoy vegetarian food as an option.・ For those who are not confident in their physical strength, you can enjoy matcha tea or choose a sutra-copying experience while looking at the garden at Gyokusenji Temple, which was opened in the Kamakura period.
・ It is a tour that can be enjoyed by a wide range of generations such as girls traveling, families, and active seniors.
・ Because it departs from Tsuruoka Station, we recommend that you change your clothes in advance.・ You can use the parking lot free of charge even if you come by car.
・ We also accept shipments of luggage such as souvenirs.
3) Zen Experience at Yamadera Hidden Path
The starting location for the tour is located at the Fumotoya Main Shop located near Yamadera Temple; this is where you will meet your local guide and interpreter for the day.
After a brief introduction, you will set off on your trek around the Yamadera Temple complex.
Yamadera Temple is known as a power spot for not only the Yamabushi mountain monks but also among the local population, so having a local guide to show you the hidden, and often overlooked, areas of the complex is the perfect way to experience this sacred location.
After visiting various sites in the complex, including an area known to be a favorite meditation spot for the Yamabushi, you will make your way inside the temple complex to participate in the ritual of sutra calligraphy.
As your experience at Yamadera Temple comes to a close , you will return to your starting location to have a delicious soba lunch before saying your goodbyes.
When the tour is concluded, your interpreter would be happy to call you a taxi to bring you to your next location. JR Yamadera Station is located within walking distance (10 minutes) of the Fumotoya Main Shop, with local trains running about once every hour between Yamagata Station and Sendai Station.