In Yutagawa-onsen Spa in Tsuruoka, Yamagata Prefecture, you can enjoy playful kagura (song and dance for welcoming or praying for god) that consists of hyottoko (traditional comical character) and shishimai (lion dance). In addition, this area is surrounded by bamboo forest, which has nurtured a bamboo-related local cuisine, such as kappo sake, in which you drink sake in bamboo cup, and moso soup, a local cuisine that uses bamboo shoot. Enjoy Japanese culture the Tohoku way.
Onsen Kagura (60 min)
More than just seeing! Enjoy interacting with hyottoko and shihimai.
Kappo sake and moso soup: Discover local bamboo culinary culture.
Bamboo craft (30 min–60 min)
Make sake cup and chopsticks from bamboo. They will make a great souvenir.