Takahata is about two and a half hours from Tokyo by Shinkansen. It is located in the Okitama region of South Yamagata Prefecture.
Situated in a basin surrounded by the Ohu mountain range, the town is blessed with large temperature differences between day and night and fertile soils.
Our ancestors settled here about 10,000 years ago, looking to reap the benefits of this unique climate. Since then, we have farmed the land, created cultures, and built a thriving community.
As the years passed by, Takahata became known as “Mahoroba-no-Sato,” which means “wonderful rich, scenic land surrounded by mountains.”
Spring brings meltwater from the mountains, summer a vista of green, autumn golden ears of rice that sway in the wind, and winter a wonderland of snows capes. This beautiful scenery—like a picture-book world—awaits those who travel here to Takahata.