(Quartz-Andesite Column) :
Mizu to Ishi tono Katarai Park
(A park where the water
and stones talk to each other)
“Zaimoku-iwa (Quartz-Andesite Column) ” is a large unusually-shaped rock that is designated as a natural monument in Japan. There is a park nearby made with the theme of water and rocks.
Hekigyokukei (Jasper Valley)
A 4km long gorge that lies from Obara onsen (hot springs) to Shiroishi River. Walk on the nearby promenade, and you can see beautiful landscapes of a waterfall with autumn leaves in the background and a beautiful gorge.
(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.
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.
Yamabiko Rope Bridge
The sight of autumn leaves on the mountain reflecting upon the surface of the lake is simply breathtaking. The view from “Yamabiko Rope Bridge,” one of the longest rope bridges in Tohoku,” is outstanding as well.
Shichikashuku Kurashi Kenkyujo
A facility that was built in a hundred year-old house where visitors can learn what it was like to live in the Japanese countryside. They have a cafe as well.
Shichikashuku Soba Street
Shichikashuku is well-known for its production of buckwheat. A number of Soba restaurants serve carefully-cooked soba noodles on Shichikashuku Soba Street.
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.)