Archive for: June 2017

Hand painting candles

Written on 2017-06-30 in 1 Activity

Traditionally, incense, flowers, votive candles, water, and food (mainly rice) have been given to ancestors as offerings. In olden times when there were no flowers in the winter, people who wanted to offer flowers would ...

Sakata maiko dance performance

Written on 2017-06-30 in 1 Activity

Enjoy a dance performance by Sakata maiko (similar to geisha) at Somaro. It is held twice a day, every day. At lunchtime, you can have a delicious maiko bento (choose one out of four types of boxed lunches) while watchin...

Making a kasafuku ornament

Written on 2017-06-30 in 1 Activity

There are three top hanging ornaments in Japan: tsurushi-kazari in Shizuoka prefecture, sagemon in Fukuoka prefecture, and kasafuku in Yamagata prefecture. Kasafuku (kasa means umbrella, fuku means good fortune) ornament...

Mizuki cruise boat

Written on 2017-06-30 in 1 Activity

Enjoy a different view of the city and Mt. Chokai. The view during cherry blossom season is especially breathtaking because you can see the beautiful blossoms up close.  

Dewa Bridge

Written on 2017-06-28 in Dewa Bridge

The 817-meter bridge spans the mouth of the Mogami River and connects Kawakami District and the city center. The marvelous sun setting over the Japan Sea can be seen from here.

Kanpo no Yado Sakata

Written on 2017-06-28 in Kanpo no Yado Sakata

This is the closest hot-spring hotel to the center of Sakata. There are many different baths, such as a sauna, roten-buro (outdoor baths), and a cascading hot-spring shower called utase-yu.

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