Mogami Area

Yamagata, Tohoku

Mogami River, one of Japan's three major rapids, flows northward into the Sea of Japan from Sakata City via the north of the Tohoku region and the center of Yamagata Prefecture. The basin of Mogami River is a leading grain-producing region, having been prosperously irrigated for centuries. The Mogami River was mentioned in Japanese "haiku" poems in Matsuo Basho's famous "The Narrow Road to the Deep North" travel journal, and it remains famous today for boat rides that can be taken down the river.

Around the Mogami Area