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Posts Tagged 'Kokeshi doll'

Naruko Onsen-Kyo Village

Naruko Onsen-Kyo Village: diverse waters in Tohoku’s great spa town

At the northernmost point of Miyagi Prefecture are the five hot springs that make up Naruko Onsen-kyo Village. This prominent hot spring area in Tohok…

togatta onsen kokeshi doll

Togatta Onsen: An onsen town preserving the tradition of cute kokeshi dolls

At the foot of Mount Zao on the border between Miyagi Prefecture and Yamagata Prefecture, Togatta Onsen is located in the plateau area at 330 meters o…

Zao Onsen

Zao Onsen: 1,900 years since its opening! One of the oldest onsen towns in Japan

Straddling Yamagata Prefecture and Miyagi Prefecture, Zao Onsen used to prosper as the west-side entrance to the Zao Mountains for worshipping of the …