Festivals and Events

The Festivals of Tohoku 

Far and by none, the best opportunity to experience the centuries of rich cultural heritage of Yamagata is through the many vibrant festivals held throughout the year.   


Often unknown beyond their local communities, we at the Hidden Japan would like to extend an invitation for you to experience the passion and beauty of Yamagata's local communities. 

Featured Festivals
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The Kizuna Festival

A collaboration of all the major festivals of the Tohoku Region in one incredible event.

The Hanagasa Festival

Experience Yamagata City's iconic folksong and dance as the city comes alive for two nights.

Other Events