Discovering Japan: Yamagata


A prefecture that when I told my co-workers that I would be visiting on the long weekends in September, got the reply of “Hah, what is there to do there?”

As I slowly conquer each prefecture from North to South, Yamagata was not going to be left out. When I did some research on the prefecture, there was actually a lot to do, just a lot, limited by car. I really wanted to do the 羽黒山 (Three mountains of Dewa) but it was out of my budget and time frame. Poor salary man.

I was on a tight budget with this trip henceforth my main focus was boiled down to one sole attraction I had to try to finish.