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Seasonal events in Shonai Town where residents live alongside nature.

Natsuyoi Festival in the summer and Tsuki no Sawaryujin Winter Festival in the winter are especially recommended. Visitors can experience events in any of the four seasons.

Shonai Town Tourist site  Event

A list of tourist sites

  • Yaya Festival

    In the severe cold of mid January, this unusual ritual takes place at Chigawara Hachiman Shrine. Boys aged 5–14 pour buckets of cold water over their heads numerous times. Tubs of water are prepare...

  • Kingyo (goldfish) Festival

    Shonai Goldfish is a branded goldfish that is also called "Furisode Goldfish" because of its long tail and elegant swimming appearance. Shonai goldfish and nishikigoi are sold every day during the ...

  • Amarume Fall Festival

    It is an event where you can fully enjoy the taste of autumn in Shonai Town, including various stage events, commercial and industrial booths, agriculture and livestock booths, friendship town Mina...

  • Amarume Festival

    During the feudal lord procession held on the 15th, shrine parishioners dressed in traditional clothing and carrying a portable shrine parade from Amarume Train Station to Hachiman Shrine while sho...

  • Tateyama Park Cherry Blossom Festival

    Every year in mid April this festival is held at Tateyama Park, which is well known for its cherry blossoms and a panoramic view of the Shonai Plain. In addition to the local specialties, grilled P...

  • Fanduro Gassan

    In times past, Tachiyazawa River was feared as a river that often overflowed. A legend still exists that likened the raging rapids to a dragon god (ryujin). This endurance race for off-road motorcy...

  • Panning for gold dust

    The Tachiyazawa District in Shonai Town once prospered through gold dust panning. Even now visitors can have fun panning for gold. It makes a great independent research project during summer vacati...

  • You choose the most delicious rice contest in Japan

    This contest is a competition for the most delicious rice in Japan. The winner is determined through taste testing that doesn't use a rice taste analyzer.

  • Gassan Ryujin Marathon ~ 100 Famous Waters, Historical Village, Taste Marathon ~

    By valuing contact with local residents, you can fully enjoy the great outdoors of Mt. A marathon where you can enjoy the taste of autumn from Shonai.

  • Exhibition of 1,000 Hina dolls from Kameji

    At the Kamenoo no Sato Museum, 1000 clay dolls and hina dolls that have been carefully protected for generations in the old family will be on display. Among the common people in the Tohoku region, ...


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