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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.
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.
Weather SummaryOf the 2nd week of Aug, 10-year average
Hourly TemperatureOf the 2nd week of Aug, 10-year average
Hourly Wind SpeedOf the 2nd week of Aug, 10-year average
Hourly Sunshine DurationOf the 2nd week of Aug, 10-year average
Top 10 Fine Weather Days of Aug10-year average.
Monthly Weather10-year average
Monthly Precipitation and Temperature10-year average
Monthly Wind Speed10-year average
The following clothes are recommended for visiting Yamagata in the 2nd week of Aug.