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Shonai Airport

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The design of the terminal building is based on the gentle curves of Shonai rice stalks. This facility serves as the gateway for air travelers to the Shonai region and is part of a growing high-speed network connected with other parts of Japan. The passenger building has souvenir shops, restaurants, cafes, ATMs, and a corner for information about local tourism and products, and also functions as a community plaza to promote local industry, economy, and culture.In 2014, the airport was given the nickname, "Delicious Shonai Airport", which embodies the idea that people, food, nature, and culture, are all "delicious."

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More Information about Shonai Airport

Street address

30-3 Aza Murahigashi, Hamanaka, Sakata City, Yamagata


  • Approx. 1 hour flight on ANA from Haneda Airport

Opening Hours

Open: 7:00-22:00 (operating hours vary by store)


Open year round



Best season

All year


Each area of the Shonai region can be reached by using airport shuttle buses departing from Shonai Airport, such as the bus toward Tsuruoka (25 min. one-way) and toward Sakata (40 min. one-way).

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