Shogi pieces appear here and there !? A hot spring town with excellent access !!
Tendo City is the largest producer of shogi pieces in Japan. At Tendo Onsen(hot springs), the title battles of professional shogi players such as the Ryuo battle are held almost every year, and it is also one of the sacred places visited by shogi fans. Therefore, designs with the motif of shogi pieces can be seen here and there on sidewalks, footbaths, manholes, bridges, etc. at Tendo Onsen. Let's enjoy a walk at unique hot spring town while looking for shogi pieces.
The writing piece experience of writing characters on a shogi piece is also popular (reservation required).
Don't miss the Tendo City Shogi Historical Museum, which is lined with shogi pieces that showcase the skills of the piece makers.
Here at Tendo Onsen, there are lots of seasonal fun. In spring, the weeping cherry blossoms on the Kuratsu River, which flows near the hot spring town, are lit up.In addition, tourist orchards open one after another throughout most of the year. Cherry blossoms from mid-June, grapes from mid-August, apples from late September. In November, the La France all-you-can-eat marathon will also be held. From June to September, the "National Lip Beauty Contest" will be held as well. Anyone, regardless of age or gender, can participate the event in Tendo Onsen! Put lipstick and press the shape of your lips on the application form provided and complete the application. Maybe it's time for you to get the title of beautiful lips !?
The hot spring water in Tendo Onsen is a transparent sulfate hot spring water with a smooth texture. It contains a lot of sodium and calcium and can be expected to have a beautiful skin effect. Jakushoji Temple, which is famous for marriage tie, and Risshakuji Temple, which is nicknamed Yamadera, are about 10 minutes away by car. The distance from Tendo Onsen to the crater Okama of the Zao mountain is about 1 hour by car. It is a perfect base for sightseeing in Yamagata.