The 3-star Yamagata Eki Nishiguchi Washington Hotel is directly connected to JR Yamagata Station, a station for Yamagata Shinkansen and expressway buses. The hotel is located in a skyscraper called Kajo Central which has greatly contributed to the urban development of Yamagata city. This is the only high-rise hotel and the second Washington hotel in Yamagata city. The front desk and restaurant are on the 24th floor, and guestrooms on the 19th to 21st floors. The hotel is the optimal location to visit seasonal sightseeing spots and to experience events in Yamagata including Kajo park (Yamagata Castle) for cherry blossoms in Spring, cherry fruit (being known as red jewelry) and Hanagasa (flower hat) Festival, one of Tohoku´s major festivals in Summer, Japan´s greatest Imoni Festival in Autumn, and Zao hot spring resorts and Zao ski resorts, with beautiful trees covered with hoar frost, in winter.