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Experience the abundance of nature in Shonai Town with all 5 senses.

Shonai Town is a treasure trove of nature, from the great nature of Mt. Gassan and the Tachiyazawa area, to famous trees that are designated cultural properties. In the vicinity of the peak of Mt. Gassan, visitors can see the town flower, the Chocolate Lily and rare alpine plants.

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A list of tourist sites

  • Rokubuchi Dam

    A large debris dam in Tachiyazawa River

  • Hachiman Park

    Located next to Amarume Hachiman Shrine, this park has a fountain and playground equipment. Visitors can enjoy the peacocks and pigeons in the birdhouse and Seigaan, a one-story wooden sukiya-style...

  • Tateyama Park

    Located on a low hill overlooking the Shonai Plain, the park boasts approximately 1,000 cherry blossoms that bloom in the spring. During the cherry blossom festival held each year in April, visitor...

  • Koidenuma Noson Park

    This park features fantastic scenery set against Mt. Chokai in the distance. Beautiful cherry blossoms bloom in the spring, and numerous carp streamers are flown to coincide with the blossoms. In a...

  • Kitagassan Forest

    This forest, located within Bandai-Asahi National Park, has a walking path stretching approximately 2 km to an observation deck. Visitors can refresh body and mind strolling amid Mother Nature.

  • Funatsunagi no Matsu (town-designated cultural property)

    In the early Edo period, the Mogami River flowed in the vicinity of the Amarume region and boats were tied to this pine tree, giving rise to the name "Funatsunagi no Matsu" (pine tree to which boat...

  • Haraida no Jizo no Matsu

    This giant pine tree has a trunk circumference of 4 m, 30 cm and is estimated to be 400 years old. The beautiful branches spread out to form a large umbrella-like shape.

  • Mikazawa no Chichi Icho (prefecturally designated cultural property)

    This ginkgo tree standing on Reiki-in Temple grounds is a prefecturally designated cultural property (natural monument). Because many "breast-shaped" large and small branches hang down from the bra...

  • Wind Turbine Village

    This spot is fun for both children and adults alike. It includes Windome Tachikawa, a learning facility that promotes understanding of wind and wind power generation, battery-powered cars popular w...

  • Wind Farm

    Visitors can learn about the history of wind turbines that have grown in size to 400 kw, 600 kw, and 1500 kw.

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