The Story ofMichinoku Gold


2 days, 1 night: Ishinomaki

Experience Michinoku Gold Culture Through an "Okomori" Overnight Stay at the Kinkasan Koganeyama Shrine

Itinerary highlights

Overnight stay at the Kinkasan Koganeyama Shrine on Kinkasan Island.

Participate in the “Ichiban Ogoma Kito” first prayer of the day.

After the prayer, hike up Kinkasan.


  • 1Day 1: Ishinomaki Station at 8:30

    70 minutes

    2Ayukawa Port Bus Stop

    3Whale Town Oshika

    45 minutes

    4Oshika Gobansho Park

    20 minutes

    5The First Torii Gate "Ichi-no-torii"

    70 minutes

    6Ayukawa Port

    15 minutes

    7Ferry or Water Taxi

    8Kinkasan Koganeyama Shrine

    Overnight stay at the Kinkasan Koganeyama Shrine. "Kessai" Bath Time: 16:00–17:00, "Naorai" Dinner Time: 17:30–19:00 ("Naorai" is the tradition of receiving a meal similar to the one offered to the deity), "Ichiban Ogoma Kito" First Prayer Time: 7:00 (next day).
    90 minutes

    9Second Day: Hike to the Summit of Kinkasan at 10:00

    Hike starts at 7:00, right after the Ichiban Ogoma Kito.
    120 minutes

    10Ayukawa Port at 12:00

    After hiking up Kinkasan and making your way back down again, board the Ferry or Water Taxi at Kinkasan Port.
    55 minutes

    11Sant Juan Park Bus Stop

    20 minutes

    12Kawamachi Area

    15 minutes

    13Ishinomaki Station

*Travel times and itinerary may vary depending on actual traffic conditions.
*Itinerary and travel times based on the aviation and JR train timetables current at the time of publication (February 2020). Future timetables subject to change.

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