Your Autumn Travel Guide to Tendo City in Yamagata Prefecture!!
Autumn Leaves, Hot Springs, Seasonal Fruit, and Local Dishes!!
You may recall that we have taken you to the Tendo City in Yamagata Prefecture this summer. Delicious cherries and relaxing hot springs are things that visitors cannot forget after visiting this beautiful city in the northern part of Japan! Earlier pages are here:
A Taste of Tendo City
Our Story in Tendo City! Part I
Our Story in Tendo City! Part II
This time, we will take you to Tendo City again to see what's interesting in Autumn! Let's go!!
A famous temple with 1300 years history
- Jakushouji (若松寺) on Reiryuuzan (鈴立山)
On top of the Reiryuuzan,, there is a famous temple Jakushouji which was built back in the Nara period about 1300 years ago. In autumn, you can also see the temple surrounded by beautiful autumn leaves.
- Make a Wish
It is said that shaking hands with the "Chief Monk" of the temple can bring you good matchmaking chance!! Because of this saying, many young Japanese people come to Jakushouji and hope that they can get some luck on their love affair. (Note: Since the Chief is famous and busy, all visitors are required to make an advance reservation if they want to meet him.)
A Natural Gallery - Autumn Leaves in Jakushouji
- We were very lucky to see snow covering the autumn leaves that day!! What a coincidence!!
- No matter whether you are interested in natural or history, Jakushouji is a good sightseeing spot for you to visit.
Unique Local Experience in Tendo City
- 01. Handmade Buckwheat Noodles (そば Soba) Experience
Join the handmade soba making class where professionals teach and help you to make your own handmade soba. Buckwheat used are grown in the field just next to the classroom!
- 02. Apple Picking Experience
Last summer, we came to Tendo and experienced the cherry picking which was so FUN! In autumn, we can try apple picking in Tendo! An apple a day keep the doctor away!!
- 03. Local Dishes
What can be better than having a hot dish after trying the fruit picking in the cold!! This special stew is made of local taro, pork and other ingredients.
- 04. Delicious sweets made with seasonal fruit
All fruit used are freshly picked, and you can imagine how nice the taste these desserts is!!
- 05. Hot Springs Time
This time, we stayed in a different hot spring hotel in Tendo. Want to know more about it? Just stay with us!
- 06. Tendo Cuisine
How can we miss the delicious local cuisine made with local ingredients! From rice to vegetables, everything tastes so great!
- 07. Tendo's Japanese Wine (Sake)
Have you tried drinking Japanese wine and having ramen at the same time? Awesome combination!!
- 08. Northeast (Tohoku) White Rice
In Northeast part of Japan, the weather is cool and dry which is great for white rice growing.
- 09. Unique Local Food Culture
Eating natto (納豆), Japanese pickles and steak together! An interesting way to eat!
- 10. Romantic Dating Spots
After relaxing in the hot springs and having some great food, it's time to go out and take some beautiful pictures with your special ones!
- 11. Freshly made sushi
A nice sushi restaurant near the hot spring hotel that we stayed!
- 12. Tendo's Japanese Wine - Dewazakura (出羽櫻)
As we mentioned above, tohoku's rice is grown with high-quality and that's why the Japanese wine is great here too!
- 13. Traditional craft experience
Make your own safflower handkerchief at Tendo in Yamagata Prefecture!
- 14. Memories of your travel - Souvenirs
Bring home your best travel memories by getting souvenirs for your family and friends!
Three recommended souvenirs
- 01. Tsuyahime White Rice (つや姫）
If you like the white rice here, we highly recommended this brand to you!
- 02. Tendo's Pear
Pear and other products made with pear all smell so good!!
- 03. Special Tohoku Limited Edition
Nagatanien's famous ochazuke can also be found here! It is the tohoku limited edition too!
Tendo City in Yamagata Prefecture
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