1. Aqua Pal Boathouse
location: Kitauraji, Yurihonjo City – 10 minutes from Ugo Honjo railway station by car
Yurihonjo has a long history of success in rowing competitions, right up to national championship level, and the Aqua Pal boathouse (capacity 70 boats) is the focal point for school and resident boat crews. It is the only boathouse of this size in the Tohoku region.
Inside Aqua Pal, there is a municipal museum dedicated to the nature and history of the Koyoshi river, which flows directly in front of the boathouse.
Many residents also make use of the multi-purpose hall or fitness gym.
Many local events take place at Aqua Pal, such as the citizen’s rowing regatta and the summer festival of Koyoshi river.
A visit to the firework festival, which is held here in summer, is also very worthwhile.
keywords: sport, rowing
features: must-see for rowing enthusiasts, fitness gym, open rowing regatta, firework festival
written by M. Fujii & T. Ozono