Route 113 connects Shiroishi city, Shichikashuku town, Miyagi prefecture with Nanyo city, Takahata town, Yamagata prefecture. This “Fairy Tale Road” preserves good old folklore and fairy tales. Take a walk on the Michinoku Fairy Tale Road and you will encounter nostalgic landscapes that remind people of the origin of Japanese people’s souls.
A shrine with over 1200 years of history that is often referred to as the “The Ise Shrine of Tohoku”. Find three hidden rabbits and your wish might come true!
YUZURU NO SATO
Visitors can watch videos about local folk tales including “Tsuru-no-Ongaeshi” at YUZURU NO SATO. Listen to local story tellers tell local folk tales, and feel the diverse world of folk tales.
Eboshiyama park (cherry blossoms)
Eboshiyama park was selected as one of the most scenic spots for cherry blossoms in Japan. Approximately one thousand cherry trees bloom there in the spring.
Akayu onsen (hot springs)
Akayu onsen (hot springs) is a hot spring district with over 920 years of history where fourteen tasteful Japanese style hotels are located and entertain tourists.
Mahoroba Ryokudo Street
This 6km long promenade is perfect for visitors to enjoy cycling and hiking while enjoying seasonal flowers and visiting tourist spots in Takahata town.
Akutsuhachiman Shrine and Historical Park
A somewhat unusual shrine that enshrines dogs and cats. If you have your bike with you, we recommend that you to visit Akutsuhachiman Shrine where you can see a beautiful three-story pagoda.
Fleurs De Soleil
This is a farmers’ restaurant located in a mountainous village only the locals know. Please enjoy delicious French dishes cooked with homemade vegetables.
Showa Enmusubi Street
A retro-style shopping street that makes you think you traveled back in time to the good old times in Japan. Please enjoy communicating with the local people as well.
A winery that makes quality wine that utilizes the climate of Takahata town. Visitors can purchase their wines and goods, and even test some of their wines.