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.
The tomb of Kita, a wise wife who nurtured the feudal lord of Sendai, the wise Masamune and established the base that lead to the 300 years of prosperity of Shiroishi Castle Lord, Katakura, is located at a corner on Mt. Atagoyama where the Katakura Gobyousho stood.
Legend has it that in the late Heian era, Hitachibo Kaison (a retainer of Minamoto no Yoshitsune) discovered Obara Onsen. This hot spring is commonly known as [Me-ni-Obara].
In 1640, a tale of vengeance occurred in Shiroishi. The tale was retold through “Shiraishibanashi” at Kabuki or Japanese classical drama and since gained popularity with the people. This tale of vengeance revolves around two sisters, Miyagino and Shinobu. Shiga Danshichi, a Kenjutsu instructor, murdered the sisters’ father. In order to exact vengeance on Danshichi, the sisters turned to martial arts master, Yui Shousetsu. Under Yui Shousetsu, the sisters perfected their Kenjutsu and finally got their revenge. Koshido is the place where the Miyagino Shinobu sisters and their father are enshrined.
【 Seiozan-Myokenji Temple】Nichiren Buddhism
【Zuishuzan-Enmeiji Temple】Shingon Buddhism Chisan sect
An ideal place to park your car during your visit to Shiroishi City!!
“Shiroishi” – the land which guards the southernmost part of Date Domain where the reflection of Zao mountain range on the surface of Shiroishigawa River can be seen.
The observation deck, “Fure-I Deck” is located in the vicinity of Iki-iki Plaza located near Sawabatagawa River that flows through the city center. At Fure-I Deck, you are able to observe Koi carp, Japanese ducks and etc. The view of the four seasons reflected on the surface of Sawabatagawa River is a sight to behold. The observation deck is known to be one of the few places surrounded by nature in the city.
Kamasaki Onsen is said to be discovered by the people of the village using their sickles more than 600 years ago. Kamasaki Onsen is known by the people as a hot spring with healing properties. There is even a saying of “Kizu-ni-Kamasaki”, which means “Kamasaki Hot Spring water for your injuries”.
The closest ski resort from the JR Tohoku Shinkansen Shiroishi Zao Station boasts various courses that are sure to satisfy for skiers from all levels. Being able to enjoy the breathtaking scenery of Zao while skiing is one of the attractions of Miyagi Zao Shiroishi Ski Resort.
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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