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Shonai overview

Shonai is known for its historical sites, museums, and monuments. You'll enjoy winter fun such as skiing. Take in some of the area's local culture at Dewa-sanzan History Museum and Taihinkan. Make some memories at Mount Haguro and Dewasanzan Shrine. Shonai is an inviting destination that has something for everyone.

Where to stay in Shonai

Whether you're planning to stay for a night or for the week, Shonai has accommodations to fit every need.
  • • 5 3-star hotels with an average price of $44 per night

How to get to Shonai

Fly in to Sakata (SYO-Shonai), 13.7 mi (22.1 km) from downtown Shonai. Yamagata (GAJ) is the next closest major airport, 28.5 mi (45.8 km) away.

What to see around Shonai

The area's museums and cultural sights stand out, and places to visit include:
  • • Dewa-sanzan History Museum
  • • Taihinkan
  • • Sakata Observatory and Museum
  • • Ken Domon Museum of Photography
  • • Sakata City Museum of Art
Memorable for its historical sites, monuments, and these top landmarks to visit:
  • • Dewasanzan Shrine
  • • Fukikoshi Shrine
  • • Five-Story Pagoda
  • • Heishindo Former Kazama Family Residence
  • • Shonai Shrine
Here are some local highlights:
  • • Mount Haguro
  • • Hagurosan Ski Area
  • • Shonai Movie Village
  • • Kart Soleil Mogami
  • • Churenji Temple

When to visit Shonai

Wondering when's the best time to visit? Here are seasonal norms to help you plan your trip:

Seasonal temperature averages
  • • January-March: 53°F day, 26°F night
  • • April-June: 75°F day, 36°F night
  • • July-September: 83°F day, 56°F night
  • • October-December: 71°F day, 29°F night
Seasonal rainfall averages
  • • January-March: 6.3 inches
  • • April-June: 13.3 inches
  • • July-September: 19.6 inches
  • • October-December: 8.3 inches