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Overview of Yamagata

“A Picturesque Place for both Tranquility and Adrenaline.”

Yamagata prefecture is a mountainous region on the Sea of Japan whose beauty and culture were recounted by poet, Matsuo Basho. Yamagata prefecture is home to the Dewa Sanzan (“the three mountains of Dewa”) which is comprised by the sacred mountains of Gassan, Haguro and Yudono. Thanks to this, the prefecture became known as a tranquil and picturesque place perfect for reflection. The prefecture is also perfect for action-seekers thanks to its numerous ski resorts and hot springs (onsen) in Mt. Zao.

You can read more about Yamagata, its local attractions and must-see places as well as some navigational guides in Japan National Tourism Organization's Web Site.

Climate in Yamagata

Annual temperature is roughly between 0°C (31°F) and 25°C (77°F). July expects the highest precipitation (about 180mm) while January is the snowiest month (about 110cm). July to September are the warmest months (about 24°C or 76°F), and January, February and December are the coldest months (about 0°C or 31°F).

You can get more climate information with the following charts created by processing the weather observation data for the past 10 years. Please note that this is not a weather forecast. For more information about the data please read this page.

You can use the clock icon in each chart to select the week or day to display the data for.

Weather Summary

Of the 2nd week of Aug, 10-year average

Hourly Temperature

Of the 2nd week of Aug, 10-year average

Hourly Wind Speed

Of the 2nd week of Aug, 10-year average

Hourly Sunshine Duration

Of the 2nd week of Aug, 10-year average

Top 10 Fine Weather Days of Aug

10-year average.

Monthly Weather

10-year average

Monthly Precipitation and Temperature

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Monthly Wind Speed

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Recommended Clothing

The following clothes are recommended for visiting Yamagata in the 2nd week of Aug.