1. About Yonezawa

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  3. History

  4. Yonezawa Cuisine

  5. Festivals

  6. Onsen

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  10. Ski Resorts

  11. Hiking

  12. Upon arrival in Yonezawa

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  5. Activities

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  10. Historical Figures

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Nature in Yonezawa

Nature in Yonezawa

Surrounded by mountains, Yonezawa has many hiking locations for lovers of the outdoors. Make sure to also stop by one of the city’s seven hot spring locations to relax after a hike.

The city has distinct seasons, with hot summers and snowy winters. Come on a sunny day to ride e-bikes around the city, or visit in the winter to ski and snowboard at the ski resorts.



Each season in Yonezawa is very distinct and offers something different for visitors to enjoy. Cherry blossoms bloom during April, making for a beautiful sight around Uesugi Shrine.



In the summer, Onogawa Onsen holds the Firefly Festival, where visitors can view the spectacular sight of fireflies on a cool summer night.

Summer flower information:
• Hydrangea flowers begin to bloom at the start of summer. Visit Sasano Kannon to view the temple's bountiful blooms. (Mid-June - late July)
• Magnificent lotus flowers can be viewed at Matsugasaki Park in the middle of summer. (Early July - late August)
• Visit Mt. Nishi-Azuma to see all sorts of alpine plants. (Early June - early September)



Visitors can view beautiful autumn colors at Tengendai Kogen during the fall season.



Skiers and snowboarders will love what Yonezawa has to offer in the winter. With three ski resorts in total, the city is a good retreat for winter sports enthusiasts. Yonezawa is especially convenient for visitors who are travelling from Tokyo since the bullet train ride takes 2 hours only.