Nametsu Falls /
Furisode Jizo / Sekino Jizo
The sight of this two-layered waterfall cascading down and filling up the river is breathtaking. Furisode Jizo and Sekino Jizo, popular guardian deities from a local folk tale, can be found nearby.
The biggest dam in Miyagi Prefecture. Tourists can visit the dam on weekdays and even enjoy boat riding on the water where a fountain rises up to eighty meters high in the air. (*Please bring your own boat.)
Lake Chouro is a beautifully blue lake surrounded by mountains. We recommend you to walk on the promenade nearby and enjoy boat riding in the summer.
Yamabiko Rope Bridge
One of the longest rope bridges in Tohoku spanning 120 meters in length. It is located 20 meters above the ground, and walking on it is quite thrilling. The view from the center of the bridge is outstanding.
Kamasaki onsen (hot springs) /
Obara onsen (hot springs)
There are two hot spring districts in Shiroishi; Kamasaki onsen that preserves traditional Japanese style hotels, and Obara onsen located near a beautiful gorge.
Miyagi Zao Fox Village
Visitors can enjoy seeing over a hundred foxes put out to pasture in the surrounding natural area and even feeding them.
Yajiro Kokeshi Doll Village
(Paint your own Kokeshi Doll)
Yajiro Kokeshi Dolls village exhibits a variety of “Kokeshi Dolls,” one of the most representative folk crafts of Shiroishi. Visitors can paint their own Kokeshi Dolls as well.
Shiroishi Umen Noodles
The specialty noodles of Shiroishi are made with just wheat flour, salt water, and no oil. There are a number of Umen restaurants. Umen noodles are recommended as a souvenir as they last for days.
(Trying on Samurai Armor)
They rebuilt the castle of Katakura Kojuro, a vassal of the Date family. Visitors can try on samurai armor if they make a reservation.