The natural beauty of the Mogami River, one of the three swiftest rivers in Japan
The Mogami River flowing through central Yamagata can truly be called the scenery at the heart of those who live here. This upstream region is called the Mogami Gorge, and is surrounded by mountains on both sides for especially beautiful scenery. This valley can be seen on a leisurely, one-hour boat ride down the river on the Mogami Gorge Basho Line Tour. Basho refers to the Japanese haiku master who composed a famous haiku about the speed of the Mogami River.