Yamagata is the capital city of Yamagata Prefecture located in the Tōhoku region of Japan. The city has about 254.000 population. Hanagasa festival is one of Tōhoku's major summer festivals. It is held in the city every August 5th, 6th and 7th. Yamagata is the largest producer of cherries and pears in Japan.
Yamagata has very beautiful natures. It’s famous for the jyuhyou of Zao. Jyuhyou produced by frozen wind-swept snow covering the trees. It be can only seen in places meeting certain conditions. It’s a very rare art of nature in the world. we can enjoy hot springs at Zao too. It takes 50 minutes from Richmond Hotel by bus.