Tono tourism 9 selections! Let’s enjoy the world of The Legends of Tono!
Good evening, I’m ryo!
Thank you for coming to my Blog.
There’re a lot of wonderful places in Iwate, so I want many people to come to Iwate.
By the way, Tono has the world of The Legends of Tono.
Today, I will introduce 9 places in Tono
- Kappabuchi Pool【Kappa】
- Meganebashi【The Night of The Milky way Train】
- Tono Furusato village【Reproduce Tono’s Satoyama】
- Anbe【Genghis Khan】
- Inari Ana【Selected 20 Best Waters of Iwate】
- Fukusenji Temple【Statue of Kannon】
- Ugodori Sama【The god of marriage】
- Takamuro Suikoen 【a facility that reproduces the nature of Tono】
Speaking of Tono, I think many people associate Kappa?
Actually, There are 5 tells about Kappa in The Legends of Tono. Among these, The most famous place is Kappabuchi Pool.
It is located in Jokenji Temple. Clear water flows smoothly there and covered with thick bushes, so There is an atmosphere where Kappa seems to come out somehow.
You can try kappa’s fishing there if you buy license of kappa catching.
Read more about Kappabuchi Pool
What is The Legend of Tono’s kappa?
I will introduce The Legend of Tono’s kappa and Kappabuchi Pool.One of the most famous apparition of japanease is Kappa.
Denshoen is a facility that reproduces the old lifestyle of the Tono region. You can see Magariya ‘Kikuchi Residence‘ and Kizen Sasaki Memorial Hall where introduce Kizen Sasaki who is speaker of The Legends of Tono.
Among them, Oshirado where thousands Oshirasama are enshrined is the focus. Oshirasama is the god who was born from the sad love story of a horse and daughter and worshiped as a god of silkworms, agriculture and horses.
You should enjoy the mysterious atmosphere and view at Oshirado!
Read more about Denshoen
What is the Legend of Oshirasama?
I introduce The Legend of Oshirasama and Oshirado.The Legend of Oshirasama is the tragic tale of a love between a farmer’s daughter and a horse.
Meganebashi【The Night of The Milky way Train】
Meganebashi is an arch bridge over Miyamori river that through the JR Kamaishi line. The shape of the bridge looks like glasses, so It is called Meganebashi.
It is said that Iwate Keiben Railway that the predecessor of JR Kamaishi line became the motif of the fairy tale ‘The Night of The Milky way Train‘ written by Kenji Miyazawa. so The retro look and illuminated figure of Meganebashi remind us of that fairy tale.
It is also famous for running steam locomotives.
Read more about Meganebashi
What is Meganebashi? This view is reminiscent of The Night of the Milky Way Train
I introduce Meganebashi. It looks like a shape of glasses.The view is associated with the Kenji Miyazawa’s fairy tale ‘The Night of the Milky Way Train’.
Tono Furusato village【Reproduce Tono’s Satoyama】
Tono Furusato village is the facility that reproduces Tono’s Satoyama. The thatched-roof house ‘Magariya’ from the mid Edo period to the early Meiji period has been relocated there, so you can see the original Tono’s landscape.
There are also various experience activities there. Maburitto who protect the culture and traditions of Tono will teach you gently as an instructor.
Read more about Tono Furusato village
What is Tono Furusato village? You can see the landscape of old Tono!
I introduce Tono Furusato village. This village is a facility that recreate the old Tono mountain village. You can see the landscape of old Tono and experience traditional Tono’s culture！
Do you like Genghis Khan? Actually, Tono is famous for Genghis Khan.
Anbe is the originator of Tono Genghis Khan with a history of over 50 years. The first owner of Anbe learned the deliciousness of Genghis Khan in Manchuria during military service. After that, he spread it in Tono.
Genghis Khan of Anbe is juicy, delicious, and goes well with homemade sauce.
You should enjoy the taste of the originator!
Read more about Anbe
What is Anbe? Let’s eat delicious Genghis Khan in Tono ！
Do you know Tono specialty Genghis Khan. In fact, you can eat delicious Genghis Khan in Tono. I introduce Anae that is the originator of Tono Genghis Khan.
Inari Ana【Selected 20 Best Waters of Iwate】
Inari Ana in Miyamori, Tono is a limestone cave with a depth of 700 m, and the inside of the cave is full of variety.
The water selected as one of the 20 best waters in Iwate springs out from there. It is cool and very delicious, so many people come to get this water.
Also, there are many wasabi fields around this place that use this high-quality water. In fact, the Miyamori district is the best production area of wasabi in Tohoku.
Read more about Inari Ana
What is Inari Ana? Best water to grow Miyamori’s specialty wasabi!
There are many interesting places in Tono, Iwate where the world of The Legends of Tono spreads. Among these, I will introduce Inari Ana. The water selected as one of the 20 best waters in Iwate springs out from there
Fukusenji Temple【Statue of Kannon】
Fukusenji Temple is a buddhist temple of the Shingon sect that was built in 1912. It is located approximately in the center of Iwate, Many people visit there to make wishes.
There is the largest Japan’s statue of Kannon as a wood carving. In addition, Fukusenji Temple is also famous for cherry blossoms and azaleas in spring and autumn leaves in autumn.
Read more about Fukusenji Temple
What is Fukusenji Temple in Tono? What is the charm of Fukusenji Temple?
Fukusenji Temple in Tono is a buddhist temple of the Shingon sect that was built in 1912. You can see the largest Japan’s statue of Kannon as a wood carving.
Unedori Sama【The god of marriage】
Unedori Sama is a shrine where Unedori Myojin is enshrined.
Unedori Myojin is the god of marriage and there is a story of love fulfillment in The Legends of Tono Shui, so Unedori Sama is a shrine of marriage.
We will make a wish by tying the tree or rope in front of Hokora (small shrine) to the red cloth with the wish written on it. If you do it, it’s important point what use only your left hand.
You should come to Unedori Sama to pray and see a mysterious view!
Read more about Unedori Sama
What is Unedori Sama? Will your love wish come true there!?
There are many shrines in Iwate with interesting legends. Among these, I will introduce Unedori Sama in Tono. It’s a shrine where the God of Marriage is enshrined!
Takamuro Suikoen 【a facility that reproduces the nature of Tono】
Takamuro Suikoen in Tono is a facility that reproduces the nature and lifestyle of Tono.
There are accommodation facilities, a dining hall, and an artificial hot spring where you can also take a day trip bath.
It is also striving to save energy using water and sun light. And Beautiful natural landscape is maintained there, so You can take a walk while enjoying the view of the four seasons.
Read more about Takamuro Suikoen
【Tono】What is Takamuro Suikoen? What can you do at that place?
There is a facility in Tono that reproduces the nature and lifestyle of Tono. I will introduce Takamuro Suikoen. There are accommodation facilities, a dining hall, and an artificial hot spring where you can also take a day trip bath.