A journey to feel the “nature”, “hot springs”, “food” and “history” of the western part of Sendai


Jogi Nyorai Saihoji Temple Pilgrimage Course

Enjoy the great view of the Okura Dam and feel the healing powers of Jogi Nyorai. Specialty foods of this temple town are also recommended.

  • This course travels along the Okura Dam lakeside. Why not stop off at Saihoji Temple, known as "Jogi Nyorai," and enjoy some of the foods of this temple town. There are moderate ups and downs in the section extending from the mountains to Jogi Nyorai, making it worth the trip despite its short distance. There are also two fascinating view points where you ride over bridges across the dam on the course. Trying "sankaku age (triangle-shaped fried tofu)," which is known as Jogi's local food, is highly recommended.

  • Course details

    • Distance: 22.1km
    • Time Required: Approx. 1.5 hours
    • Maximum Elevation Difference: 288m
    • Earned Elevation: 398m
    • Difficulty: Intermediate

Recommended Places to Visit

  • Kongo Rikishi (Deva King) statues stand either side of the temple gate. The gate is decorated with many sculptures that take visitors' breath away with their delicate yet strong character.

  • Jogi Bridge has a unique railing that is colored in vermillion. You must check out the five-story pagoda as well.

  • Okura Big Bridge is laid over the center of Okura Dam. Driving over a gigantic dam is very thrilling.

  • The only double-arch dam in Japan. Cycling over this dam will make a cyclist's heart beat faster.

  • Widely known as “Jogisan”, they hold prayers and Buddhist services for good health, relationships, pregnancy and safe birth everyday.

  • The most popular food at Jogi is Sankakuage, a triangular deep-fried bean curd. Enjoy its crispiness on the outside and soft texture on the inside. Eat it while it’s hot!。


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