The girls visited Shiroishi in winter on the 5th edition of Shiroishi Girl’s Trip. Firstly, the girls head to the Miyagi Zao Shiroishi Ski Fields.This is the nearest ski field from the Shiroishi Zao Station of JR Tohoku Bullet Train Line.
【 Seiozan-Myokenji Temple】Nichiren Buddhism
An ideal place to park your car during your visit to Shiroishi City!!
【Joeizan-Kessanji Temple】Myoshin-ji School of the Rinzai Buddhism
Yajiro Kokeshi Doll Village is one of the place of origin of Kokeshi Dolls. The village is famous for its Yajiro Kokeshi Doll. Craftsmen from Yajiro Kokeshi Doll Village has won numerous prizes and award over the years at competitions such as the Japan National Kokeshi Doll Competition and etc. If you tread along the road leading to the north from Kamasaki Onsen leading to Yugawa, you will reach Yajiro Village, the hometown of Kokeshi Dolls. The village is located under the great Mt. Fubosan. Since ancient times, Yajiro Village has been running woodgrain business. Here, all kokeshi dolls are made by craftsman.
【 Kotokusan-Sennenji Temple】Jodo Shinshu Honganji Buddhism
Shiroishi Castle (also known as Masuoka Castle) is a flatland-mountain castle(a castle built on a hill and plateau so that there were be a elevation advantage in battle) located at the heart of the city of Shiroishi (Masuoka Park).A key point south of the Sendai fiefdom, it was the resident castle of the Katakura clan, a chief vassal of the Date family, for around 260 years until the Meiji Restoration, after the Battle of Sekigahara. It was dismantled in Meiji 7 but the Sankai Yagura (castle tower) and Oteichinomon / Oteninomon were historically and faithfully restored in memory of the achievements of Katakura Kojuro Kagetsuna, famous as the right-hand man of Masamune Date.
A renovated interesting shop built during the late Meiji period displaying documents, and selling local specialties. Furthermore, you can enjoy the famous Shiroishi U-men available at the [Yamabuki-Tei] within the premises.
The sons of Saito Motoharu, Saito Tsugunobu and Saito Tadanobu in place of Minamoto no Yoshitsune were killed by the enemies. It is said that the wives of the two sons, Kaede and Hatsune saw their mother-in-law weeping and lamenting over the death of her sons. In efforts to console their mother-in-law, Kaede and Hatsune each wore their husbands’ armour and kabuto helm. The statues of Kaede and Hatsune are enshrined in Kacchudo in praise of them.
A household estate owned by the Watanabe’s who ran wholesale paper stores and other businesses since the Edo period, now also used to hold special events!!
Shiroishizao Station is the nearest station to get to Shiroishi City on JR Tohoku Shinkansen!!
Katakura Castle town Experience the role of a general, princess and etc. from Sengoku era!!
Let’s visit famous cherry blossom viewing sites around the Shiroishi Castle town!!
Visit matchmaking power spots and receive good fortune!!
Enjoy soaking in the hot springs after skiing…
Create your own original Kokeshi Doll pictures!!
After visiting the famous “Zao Fox Village (Miyagi Zao Kitsune Mura)”, let’s relax at the Kamasaki Onsen hot spring!!
A tour of the 7 temples in the middle of Shiroishi City
Shiroishi is the land where the bond between Katakura and Sanada is born.
Come and have a tour of this land that is deeply related to Sanada Yukimura!!
Let’s enjoy the autumn colours of Shiroishi castle town!!
Let’s have a tour of the land related to “Shiraishibanashi”, a play in kabuki.
isit hot springs • nature • power spots by rental car!!
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