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We are a mountain resort that offers a variety tours and guided services.
We offer 3-5 day tours in Yamagata prefecture.
  • ・Min. 2 people
  • ・It feels like a private tour
  • ・Max. group size is 10 people
  • ・All inclusive tour

"Pole Pole" is a company that offers sports, trekking, and cultural programs specifically designed for foreign country sightseers visiting Yamagata.

We can customize your tour depending on your schedule and purpose. Please feel free to ask us.


Mountain Autumn Tour – Gassan Pole Pole Farm
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Mountain Autumn Tour

Amazing colorful world
Gassan Pole Pole Farm / Mountain Autumn Tour

Mountain Autumn Tour


per person

17th Sep. – 21st Oct. Min. 2 people


  • ・Beautiful Autumn Leaves Sightseeing
  • ・Grapes Picking
  • ・Japanese Tea Ceremony with Kimono Wearing Experience
  • ・2 night stay at a mountain resort

We have put together a series of trips from Sendai to Yamagata for an unforgettable autumn color viewing Japanese cultural experience.

As autumn begins to set in and the night-time temperatures drop, the leaves of the forests begin to turn vibrant colors like you have never seen before. Some change to red, some to yellow, and others to orange.

Hmm, but what is so special, you might ask. Well, having that “take your breath away” moment of seeing the mountains covered in their autumn colors is something everyone must experience in their lifetime. Trust me, my friend, you will feel the magic of this special time of year. The Japanese Maple trees in this area are awe-inspiring as well. Their brilliant shades of red will capture your heart and soul.


This tour is available from the end of September to the beginning of October, when the color of the leaves of Gassan change so beautifully.

On the 1st day you will enjoy grape picking and be able to try many different kinds of seasonal grapes. On the 2nd day you will take a ski lift to go up the mountain to see the vibrant autumn colors of Gassan.

On the 3rd day you will visit a local house and partake in a Japanese traditional tea ceremony while wearing a traditional Japanese kimono. This is a leisurely tour and does not involve much walking so anyone such as young kids or elderly can participate in this tour.

  • Departure
    Yamagata station east exit taxi pool
  • Departure Time
    14:00 at Yamagata station
  • Return Time
    Approximately 12:00 AM.
  • Dress Code
    Casual. Comfortable athletic clothing, hiking shoes, hat, light jacket.
  • Include
    Transportation in Yamagata
  • Not Included
    Train ticket
    Air ticket

Day 1: National park

  • 14:00 Yamagata station pick up
  • 15:00 Grape picking
  • 17:00 Arrive at Pole Pole Resort
  • 18:00 Dinner
  • 19:00 Stargazing
  1. Accommodation : Gassan Pole Pole Resort (Western style accommodation)
  2. Meal provided: Dinner

Day 2: Adventure mountain autumn color

  • 8:00  Breakfast
  • 9:00  Trekking Mt.Gassan area
  • 12:00 Reach summit of Mt.Uba
  • 14:00 Back to Pole Pole
  • 16:00 Hot spring
  • 18:00 Dinner
  1. Accommodation : Gassan Pole Pole Resort (Western style accommodation)
  2. Meal provided: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 3: Tea ceremony experience

  • 8:00  Breakfast
  • 10:00  Japanese tea ceremony with Kimono wearing
  • 12:00 Arrive at Yamagata station
  1. Meal provided: Breakfast

Tour Location


Meeting Point

14:00 at Yamagata station West exit taxi pool

Tour cost :

  • Adult : JPY 63,000 /  person   Minimum 2 people
  • Child : JPY55,000 / person 6~12 years old
  • Child : JPY47,000 / person 3~5 years old
  • Infant : Free of charge

Cost includes:

  • 1. 2 nights accommodation in Pole Pole Resort Villa
  • 2. Day 1 - Day 2 dinner
  • 3. Day 2 - Day 3 breakfast
  • 4. Day 2  Lunch box
  • 5. Gassan chair lift ticket
  • 6. Grapes picking farm ticket
  • 7. Tea ceremony experience fee
  • 8. English speaking guide
  • 9. Transportation from Yamagata station / airport

Price does not include:

  • Air ticket and train ticket to Yamagata
  • International air fair
  • Tips
  • Drinks
  • Costs occurred during your free time
  • Activities that does not appear on the itinerary
  • Personal expenses

Cancelation policy

  • From 60days up until 30days before the day 30,000JYP.
  • From 29days up until 20days before the day 60% of the total fee.
  • From 19days up until 10days before the day 70% of the total fee.
  • From 9days up until 4days before the day 80% of the total fee.
  • From 3days up until the day before the day 90% of the total fee.
  • On the day 100% of the total fee.
Note:With regard to the cancellation policy,the "Day"means the first day of the travel Itinerary arranged by Gassan Pole Pole Farm Co.,Ltd..