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14th Nadera Kan-Kan Hike!

  • 14th Nadera Kan-Kan Hike!

Hike over the snowy Mt. Nadera in this yearly event!


Date: 2019 Sunday 2rd March
Schedule: Atago Community Centre (8 AM), Jizo-En (8:30) – Mountain Peak (11am, lunch, climb down at 12 – Arrive back at Jizo-En (2pm, finish)
Clothes: Clothes that are easy to move in, Long boots, gloves, hat, Leggings, Sunglasses, Towel (no need for snow shoes/skis)

Things to bring: Warm Outerwear (Water proof clothes), Lunch, Drink

Fee: 500 (Includes Insurance, Participation, Surprise)

Contact: Yamagata Newspaper Yonezawa Southern Office Shinichi Kato


Phone: 028-21-4545 Fax: 0238-21-4541


42nd Uesugi Snow Lantern Festival

  • 42nd Uesugi Snow Lantern Festival

One of the biggest festivals in Yonezawa is back again this year! 

Enjoy the beautiful winter wonderland of the Uesugi Shrine. 

Event Held: 
February 9th (Sat.) - 10th (Sun.)
Uesugi Shrine, Matsugasaki Grounds 
Snow Lantern Pre-illumination Fri. 8th February 

Enquiries: Uesugi Snow Lantern Comittee 
Tel: 0238-22-9607 


Design the next Rice Paddy Art!

  • Design the next Rice Paddy Art!

Applications for the next Yonezawa Rice Paddy Art design are now open. Design something that you think best sums up the theme 'the pride of Yonezawa' and your design may be chosen! 

Deadline: Feb 15th 2019 


There is no limit to the amount of designs you can enter 

All designs must be original 

You are limited to using the 5 following colors - Green, Black, Yellow, Red, and White - please make sure to use color on your design 

The dimensions for the piece should be 12cm (length) x 28.5 (width) 

Copyrighted material cannot be entered 

The design can be either drawn or digital 


For more information please contact the agricultural department of Yonezawa City Hall 


0238-33-5111 (Ext:5006) 



Yonezawa Machinaka Bar Meat Festival

  • Yonezawa Machinaka Bar Meat Festival

The city-wise bar crawl is back this year and this year it’s time to MEAT your maker!

Find the Yonezawa Machinaka Bar guide at the city office or any participating store,


Order the Bar set at the designated time and enjoy special deals and exclusive menus! This year there’s a lot of meat dishes to sink your teeth into.

Collect Stamps at each bar and receive a special gift! (Minimum of 3 locations)


Period: Thur. 1st November – Fri. 30th

Set courses from 1,000 yen, 2,000 yen and 3,000 yen

Look up Yonezawa machinaka baru on facebook for more info!


Tateyama Apple & Sweets Festival 2018

  • Tateyama Apple & Sweets Festival 2018

This year the apples are back again and more delicious than ever! Come try an arrange of apple based sweets during this tasty event!


Date: Sun. 18th November 2018
Location: Uesugi Joshien

Tateyama Apple Sweets Café (One day only event)


Location: Uesugi Joshien 1F Restaurant ‘ABCys’

Price: 1,500 Yen per person (includes tax) Only 100 sets available

Set includes 5 sweets/desserts made from Tateyama Apples and one drink.

Tickets must be bought in advance. Please enquire using the details below.


Uesugi Joshien TEL:0238-23-0700
Yonezawa City Agricultural Department : 0238-22-5111


Tateyama Apple Vendors:

Time: 13:00-16:00 While stocks last

Location: Uesugi Joshien

Location: Uesugi Joshien Entrance