The forest is the battleground where the Shonai Clan and the new government army fought in the Japanese civil war between Imperial and shogunate forces. Today, there is a walking path. In 1893, the poet, Masaoka Shiki visited and composed a poem about cicadas.
Tourist site details
- Gotenbayashi Forest
- Kiyokawa, Shonai Town, Higashitagawa-gun, Yamagata Prefecture
- 10 min. on foot from JR Kiyokawa Train Station