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Shonai TownTourist site Hands-on experience

View, encounter, and experience the wonders of nature!

Panning for gold dust, catching mountain trout with your bare hands, and fun in the snow. There are many ways to have fun that are unique to Shonai Town, where residents live alongside nature.

Shonai Town Tourist site  Hands-on experience

A list of tourist sites

  • Hachiman Sports Park

    This sports park offers a softball field, a multipurpose square, and other areas where events of a national scale can be held. The park features a gymnasium, an indoor multipurpose sports ground, a...

  • Aqua Shonai

    The 5-course pool is heated year round to eliminate stress on the body. The pool design is gentle to the body and includes a walking course with a slope.

  • Tachiyazawa River, one of the 100 Exquisite and Well-Conserved Waters of the Heisei period.

    Tachiyazawa River, which flows from the peak of Shonai Town, Mt. Gassan, is one of Japan's notable rivers. It flows north in the valleys of Dewa while gathering an abundance of spring water and mee...

  • Natsuyoi Festival

    Uniquely costumed participants dance and lively voices call out in time to original ""hiryu"" musical accompaniment based on the hiryu (flying dragon) legend passed down in the Fukagawa District of...

  • Ryujin 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...


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