Onsen Kagura and Bamboo Culture

Enjoy onsen in style

YAMAGATA

Humorous kagura and delicious bamboo cuisine

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.

Access

  • Tokyo
    Station
  • JR Shinkansen Toki
    2 hrs
  • Niigata
    Station
  • JR Express Inaho
    2 hrs
  • Tsuruoka
    Station
  • Car
    30 min
  • Yutagawa-onsen

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