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.
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.
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”.
Kojuro-no-Sato is a large scale direct sales outlet that is based around local farmers. The outlet sells agriculture products and local products.
Shiroishizao Station is the nearest station to get to Shiroishi City on JR Tohoku Shinkansen!!
There is a noh theater and a tea-ceremony room at Hekisuien. The noh theater using the Kitano stage of Kyoto’s Nishi Honganji Temple as a model, incorporated a garden element into the stage. Hence, you get to experience performances while being surrounded by nature.
Shinseki Shiroishi is a famous spot for wishing for a life partner in Shiroishi City. The rock has a diameter 1.05m, and is thought to be a stone which the deity resides. The root of this rock is deep and it is said that the root extends from Shiroishi City to Izumiku of Sendai City. It is said that just the two rocks far away from each other are connected, if one pray for a good life partner at Shinseki Shiroishi, his or her wish will come true.
Ushirokoji is a bukeyashiki or a samurai residence made by the Former Koseki Clan. Ushirokoji is a quiet residence facing Sawahata River that runs along Shiroishi Jouhoku and Sannomaru of the outer moat of Shiroishi Castle. The building is a designated cultural property of Miyagi Prefecture.
【 Kudokusan-Toshinji Temple】 The Jodo (Pure Land) Buddhism
In the lush greenery of Zao Fox Village are many foxes, roaming freely in nature. You can also touch and feed the foxes here. Besides foxes, there are also other animals such as ponies, mountain goats and rabbits here in Zao Fox Village.
Ryokan Yakusen Shiroishi Yuzawa Onsen is a hot spring from the Edo period. The spring contains gypsum sodium sulphate, which is rare even in Japan. The spring water is drinkable and effective for treating Diabetes and atopic dermatitis. It is a hot spring that is good for the body.
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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