Yamagata hanagasa matsuri

In just three days, over 13,000 dancers dressed in beautiful costume shout energetically in unison along with the sound of drums as the event opens up.

DATE 2015.8.5 (wed) 〜 7 (fri)

Also known as the "cherry capital", Yamagata produces over 70% of Japan's cherry harvest which can be tasted through mid-July. In addition, natural hot springs abound in every city, town and village, so you can enjoy visiting a variety of them!