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Trip to Yamagata

Mogami-machi| Trip to follow the footsteps of Basho, Yoshitsune and Benkei

Trip to follow the footsteps of Basho, Yoshitsune and Benkei

Flow of the whole Courses
The time required
Approximately six hours
Start
JR Sakaida Station
Take JR Rikuu East Line, and enter Mogami-machi, Yamagata; and beginning (the easternmost part) station. It is unmanned station of 338m above sea level at prefectural border with Miyagi. There is Sakaida watershed at the station square.
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JR Sakaida Station
It is one minute on foot
Watershed
"Watershed" which is divided into the Pacific and the Sea of Japan.
The east side (Miyagi) falls 116km via kogokawa, former Kitakami River; to the Pacific of Ishinomaki-shi, Miyagi. When the west falls 102km through Oguni-gawa River, Mogami River, it flows into the Sea of Japan of Sakata-shi, Yamagata. Watershed in flat place can look at turning point that is unusually divided into the East-West seas in front nationwide.
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Watershed
It is five minutes on foot
Hojin-no-Ie (old border agent's residence)
We were appointed to important cultural property as the oldest thing in private house in 1969. In addition, it is famous for Yamagata Prefecture first as family where we stayed at in occasion of Oku-no-Hosomichi pilgrimage of Basho. We are said to have been person of village headman of Shinjyo territory Sakaida-mura bordering Sendai territory, this Old Ariji's residence house.
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Hojin-no-Ie (old border agent's residence)
It is 30 minutes by car
Maemori Highlands (lunch, horseback riding experience)
Oguni basin, view of Mt. hairlessness are good and are most suitable for hiking including grazing land, prairie. We can experience horseback riding, snowmobile, ceramic art, making soba.
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Maemori Highlands (lunch, horseback riding experience)
It is 30 minutes by car
The best large Japanese red pine in Japan
The best large Japanese red pine in Japan. We are appointed to natural monument of prefecture.
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The best large Japanese red pine in Japan
It is 25 minutes by car
We see Ohori hot spring rest center (bathing)
It is on hill which can overlook Oguni basin and establishes sports facility together with Kurikoma Seminational Park Kamuro mountain range. It is most suitable for rest, camp, exercise.
Temple Name
"oradazuno hotel Rindo" "to see rest center"
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We see Ohori hot spring rest center (bathing)
It is 15 minutes by car
River Station Yana-cha-ya Mogami (tea house) (Gifts)
Sweetfish, direct marketing of sweetfish sky ramen, firing length that sweetfish entered one completely sell local special product and Delicacy such as fresh, safe farm products, wild plants of of "incense in the four seasons" directly including delicious Mogami premature delivery Juwari soba in Yana-cha-ya Mogami (tea house). We can always enjoy seasonal scenery from the shop.
Please drop in at cup of long journey.
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It is three minutes by car
Hot water of chemist's mortar
When tortoise young circle was born, Benkei which went down Tanikawa looking for first bath finds hot water kemurioo in riverside, and it is said that after crushing rock with Japanese halberd, hot spring came out. Hot spring springs out, but comes to only watch scenery that the steam goes up now without being able to take a bath because it is high temperature.
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Hot water of chemist's mortar
It is 15 minutes on foot
Inkstone materials, arm throw pine of Benkei
When we escape from pursuer of older brother Yoritomo Minamoto, and lawful wife (wife of Yoshitsune) gave birth through Mogami area on the way to Hiraizumi, Iwate, it is said that Semi Hot Springs was discovered by Benkei. Around Semi Hot Springs, it is dotted with places concerning Yoshitsune Benkei legend.
[inkstone materials of Benkei]
When child (tortoise young circle) of Yoshitsune names, it is rock said to that Benkei absorbed sumi as inkstone. Footprint of Benkei and footprint of horse may be found in rock nearby.
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Inkstone materials, arm throw pine of Benkei
It is ten minutes on foot
JR Semi-Onsen Station
Station the westernmost in JR Rikuu East Line of Mogami-machi. At the nearest station of Semi Hot Springs, it is distance of a 15-minute walk to hot-spring resort.
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JR Semi-Onsen Station
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