Yamagata Airport is a major air gateway to Yamagata Prefecture. This airport operates regular round trip flights between Yamagata and Tokyo, Osaka and Nagoya. You can enjoy the local Specialties of Yamagata at restaurants and souvenir shops in this airport.
For sightseeing in Yamagata City, you will have easy access to each tourist attraction if you rent a car at Yamagata Airport. You can book a rental car in advance or even without a reservation. You can rent a car at the rental car information counter located next to the Ticket Counter on the 1st floor.
The famous tourist attraction of Yamagata Prefecture is the Zao Onsen. The Zao Onsen is about 40 minutes drive from Yamagata Airport south on the Tohoku-Chuo Expressway and prefectural road 21. You can enjoy skiing and overlooking seasonal views from a ropeway in the Zao Onsen area.