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Shonai TownTourist site Sightseeing

Encounter nostalgic scenery and a plethora of nature.

Nature, history, traditional festivals. There is so much to see in Shonai Town.

Shonai Town Tourist site  Sightseeing

A list of tourist sites

  • Gassan Shrine

    Together, Mt. Gassan, Mt. Haguro and Mt. Yudono comprise the Three Mountains of Dewa. The faithful come to Mt. Gassan because it is a sacred place for ascetic Shugendo practices. In addition, the g...

  • Amarume Hachiman Shrine

    This shrine has gathered worshippers since ancient times as the grove of the village shrine. One of three Hachiman shrines in Shonai, the main shrine was constructed in 1814 in the same style as Sa...

  • Bontenzuka Burial Mound

    Since long ago this place has been known to the locals and called names such as Shojikizan and Kamihitozuka. It was given the name Bontenzuka Burial Mound after an excavation in 1974 revealed it to...

  • Goshonooji Shrine

    The shrine deifies Mimorowake no Mikoto. The great general, Yoshitsune is said to have stopped here on his way to Hiraizumi, and the Inari Shrine on the shrine grounds is thought to have been built...

  • Abo Memorial Tower (town-designated cultural property)

    This five-ringed tower was created in 1844 by the village youth to remember the Abo Family who governed the Amarume region and took up arms over the generations for the Minamoto Clan, Hojo Clan, an...

  • Byakkosan Kosho Temple

    This is one of the 33 Kannon Pilgrimage places in Shonai. Many people from around Japan make the pilgrimage to the temple. It was said that in 861 when a monk was staying at Mt. Haguro, he establis...

  • Kanenuma

    This is a marsh at Kanenuma Shrine in the Fukawa community where the legend of the dragon god has been passed down.

  • Kumagai Shrine

    Along with Dewa Sanzan and Zenpo Temple, Kumagai Shrine has long attracted worshippers as a sacred place in Shonai. Saburoube Kumagai, who is enshrined as a guardian spirit, is a noted historic ind...

  • Site where Matsuo Basho came ashore

    Kiyokawa, where Matsuo Basho came ashore, is the starting point for the "prayer road" leading to the Three Mountains of Dewa and people came ashore here to continue on their journey to the sacred m...

  • Gotenbayashi Forest

    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...


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