Primal Scene of Japan°ßA Journey to the Countryside of Okitama,Yamagata
With the passing of its four distinct seasons, Okitama can be enjoyed year-round. We are also proud of our seasonal gifts such as flowers, vegetables and fruits. We highly recommend mountain trekking and winter sports here in Okitama's abundant nature.
Ę„SpringĘšThe coming of the spring in Okitama is foretold by the blossoming of the cherry trees.
When you first see the ancient cherry trees of Kubo no Sakura, some of which are over 1200 years old, you will be left speechless.°°Hanami picnics underneath the cherry trees are one of Japan's favorite traditional customs.
Ę„SummerĘš When the mountains in the Okitama basin explode with the vivid greens of leaves, summer time begins. Irises, roses, safflowers, and dahlias add more brilliant colors to this season. At this time of year it is popular to go mountain trekking or play in the river.
Ę„AutumnĘšColorful autumn leaves and golden sheaves of rice show Okitama's bountiful nature. There are many tastes to be enjoyed during the autumn harvest season.
Ę„WinterĘšAfter a day spent skiing and playing in the snow, soak your body and warm yourself down to your bones in one of Okitama's many hot springs, which feature many different types of spring water. It truly feels like heaven!
Yamagata Okitama Tourism Council