Establishments with the “Yonezawa Beef” plaque indicate where you can enjoy genuine Yonezawa beef. Enjoy Yonezawa beef in a reconstructed old Japanese-style house with real charm Yonezawa Beef Dining Bekoya is a restaurant that specializes in Yonezawa beef and is located in a reconstructed old Japanese-style house in front of Yonezawa Station.
Azuma Shrine is located at Tengu-iwa. An unbroken view of Yonezawa lies to the north, and Mt. Nishi-Azuma can be seen to the south, where you will head next. Tengu-iwa to Mt. Nishi-Azuma, Nishi-Azuma hut, and Mt. Nishi-Daiten. Pass Tengu-iwa and make a 15min gentle ascent through a coniferous forest to arrive at the summit of Mt. Nishi-Azuma.
12.0 miles from Shirakawa Dam Kogan Park Ryokan A Ryokan is a traditional Japanese accommodation which typically features ‘futon’ (folding mattresses) on ‘tatami’ (straw mat) floors. Many Ryokan are known for their public baths (typically "Onsen" hot springs) and their traditional cuisine. 24/7 front desk service is not guaranteed for this accommodation type.
About Uesugi-jinja Shrine This is a shrine to a member of the Yonezawa Clan, Uesugi Kenshin, who was known for his excellence during the Warring States period. There are many places related to the clan in Yonezawa but this is a particularly famous spot.
Yonezawa has a hot springs area with a history of over 700 years, and includes Onogawa Onsen Hot Spring and Shirabu Onsen Hot Spring. While in the area, try a taste of the famous Yonezawa beef. The use of Yonezawa beef spread through Japan during the Meiji period.
The Japanese Ski Resort of Yonezawa has direct access to 9 individual pistes, served by 6 ski lifts. The skiing is at relatively low altitude, so snow cover can be variable. There is an airport within two hours drive, so ski weekends, snowboard breaks and short ski holidays to Yonezawa are perfectly feasible.