Summer

Summer

Mountain Climbing and Trekking

During the spring and summer months, you can experience lovely alpine plants that bloom in mountains such as Mt. Chokai and Mt. Gassan, go trekking along the paths of ancient Shugendo practitioners, and discover mysterious marshes, waterfalls, and even giant trees.

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Nikaho, Akita Prefecture
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Nikaho, Akita Prefecture / Yuza & Sakata, Yamagata Prefecture
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Yuza, Yamagata Prefecture
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Yuza, Yamagata Prefecture
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Sakata, Yamagata Prefecture
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Sakata, Yamagata Prefecture
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Sakata, Yamagata Prefecture
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Sakata, Yamagata Prefecture
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Sakata, Yamagata Prefecture
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Shonai, Yamagata Prefecture
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Shonai, Yamagata Prefecture
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Tozawa, Yamagata Prefecture
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Tozawa, Yamagata Prefecture
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Tsuruoka, Yamagata Prefecture
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Tsuruoka, Yamagata Prefecture
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Tsuruoka, Yamagata Prefecture
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Tsuruoka, Yamagata Prefecture
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Tsuruoka, Yamagata Prefecture
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Tsuruoka, Yamagata Prefecture
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Tsuruoka, Yamagata Prefecture
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Tsuruoka, Yamagata Prefecture
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Tsuruoka, Yamagata Prefecture
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Tsuruoka, Yamagata Prefecture
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Tsuruoka, Yamagata Prefecture
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Tsuruoka, Yamagata Prefecture
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Tsuruoka/Shonai, Yamagata Prefecture
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Murakami, Niigata Prefecture
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Tsuruoka, Yamagata Prefecture / Murakami, Niigata Prefecture
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Murakami, Niigata Prefecture
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Sekikawa, Niigata Prefecture
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Murakami, Niigata Prefecture
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Sekikawa, Niigata Prefecture
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Sekikawa, Niigata Prefecture
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Sekikawa, Niigata Prefecture
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Sekikawa, Niigata Prefecture
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Sekikawa, Niigata Prefecture

Island Exploration Trip

Breathtaking scenery, beautiful plants and animals, abundant fish and other seafood, and other excitement that can’t be found ordinarily await you on two small islands in the Sea of Japan, Tobishima Island and Awashima Island. Let the invigorating sea breeze invite you to take an island trip!

Tobishima

Tobishima is a small island located in the northwest portion of Yamagata Prefecture’s Sakata City and has a circumference of approximately 10.2 kilometers. It’s known for it’s warm and clear waters that make it perfect for diving and swimming. Its also known for the tabunoki and hisasaki evergreen trees that grow there and make the area green year-round. It is also a popular bird watching area, as many birds in Japan migrate to the island in the spring and fall.

Awashima

Awashima can be accessed by a 90 minute ferry ride from Murakami, Niigata’s Iwafune Port. This romantic island is filled with legends and traditions such as “Yasutsuki Kannon” and wild horses. The variety of beaches and rocky shores are great for fishing or just for viewing the beautiful scenery. The island is also known for its regional delicacy, wappani, which is cooked using hot stones.

Beaches and Campgrounds

The Sea of Japan has many beaches and campgrounds that flourish with travelling families in the summertime. You can view breathtaking views of sunsets that can only be found here. There are also many hot springs nearby, offering a chance to slow down and relax after a fun-filled day at the beach.

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Nikaho, Akita Prefecture
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Nikaho, Akita Prefecture
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Nikaho, Akita Prefecture
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Nikaho, Akita Prefecture
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Nikaho, Akita Prefecture
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Nikaho, Akita Prefecture
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Nikaho, Akita Prefecture
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Nikaho, Akita Prefecture
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Yuza, Yamagata Prefecture
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Yuza, Yamagata Prefecture
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Yuza, Yamagata Prefecture
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Yuza, Yamagata Prefecture
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Sakata, Yamagata Prefecture
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Sakata, Yamagata Prefecture
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Sakata, Yamagata Prefecture
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Sakata, Yamagata Prefecture
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Sakata, Yamagata Prefecture
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Sakata, Yamagata Prefecture
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Sakata, Yamagata Prefecture
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Shonai, Yamagata Prefecture
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Shonai, Yamagata Prefecture
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Tsuruoka, Yamagata Prefecture
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Tsuruoka, Yamagata Prefecture
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Tsuruoka, Yamagata Prefecture
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Tsuruoka, Yamagata Prefecture
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Tsuruoka, Yamagata Prefecture
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Tsuruoka, Yamagata Prefecture
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Tsuruoka, Yamagata Prefecture
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Tsuruoka, Yamagata Prefecture
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Tsuruoka, Yamagata Prefecture
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Tsuruoka, Yamagata Prefecture
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Tsuruoka, Yamagata Prefecture
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Tsuruoka, Yamagata Prefecture
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Murakami, Niigata Prefecture
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Murakami, Niigata Prefecture
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Murakami, Niigata Prefecture
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Murakami, Niigata Prefecture
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Murakami, Niigata Prefecture
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Murakami, Niigata Prefecture
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Murakami, Niigata Prefecture
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Murakami, Niigata Prefecture
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Murakami, Niigata Prefecture
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Murakami, Niigata Prefecture
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Murakami, Niigata Prefecture
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Murakami, Niigata Prefecture
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Murakami, Niigata Prefecture
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Murakami, Niigata Prefecture
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Murakami, Niigata Prefecture
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Sekikawa, Niigata Prefecture
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Sekikawa, Niigata Prefecture
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Awashimaura, Niigata Prefecture
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Awashimaura, Niigata Prefecture

Sunset Spots

In Uetsu, you can regularly see beautiful sunsets that sparkle scarlet light over the Sea of Japan. The red sun contrasted with the silhouette of ocean rocks makes for a breathtaking view.

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Nikaho, Akita Prefecture / Yuza, Yamagata Prefecture
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Nikaho, Akita Prefecture
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Nikaho, Akita Prefecture
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Nikaho, Akita Prefecture
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Nikaho, Akita Prefecture
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Yuza, Yamagata Prefecture
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Yuza, Yamagata Prefecture
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Sakata, Yamagata Prefecture
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Sakata, Yamagata Prefecture
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Sakata, Yamagata Prefecture
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Sakata, Yamagata Prefecture
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Shonai, Yamagata Prefecture
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Tozawa, Yamagata Prefecture
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Tsuruoka, Yamagata Prefecture
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Tsuruoka, Yamagata Prefecture
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Murakami, Niigata
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Murakami, Niigata
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Sekikawa, Niigata Prefecture
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Awashimaura, Niigata Prefecture

Nikaho

Akita

Tsuruoka

Yamagata

Sakata

Yamagata

Murakami

Niigata

Awashimaura

Niigata