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Tono Furusato Village

In the Iwate Prefecture you will find the Tono Furusato Village, a reconstruction of a traditional farming village – a great place to immerse yourself in a slice of the real old Japan and a great family friendly unique experience that will be sure to leave you with a real sense of what life was like in Japan before shinkansen and skyscrapers.

  • Tono Furusato Village

    Tono Furusato Village

    Set amongst a pristine view of the surrounding countryside, the village gives visitors an inside look at the old thatched-roofed farmhouse designs. All the traditional houses have the same layout: a large cauldron on the floor in the open plan center, a large kitchen in the back, and a large central living area where everyone living in the large farmhouses would congregate and work together. In the back there is also an area for entertaining guests, and in front of that is the bedroom used exclusively for sleeping so there was no need for any light in that room. The buildings have no windows – this acts as insulation to keep them cool in the summer and warm in the winter.

    Tono Furusato Village

    Tono Furusato Village

    The traditional village was built with the intention of preserving the symbols of Tono’s culture and special techniques developed from the time that were used in everyday life. The village guides, known as Maburitto – literally meaning ‘to play a protecting role’, act as designated preservers of the culture, and are more than happy to show guests around whilst constantly providing a steady stream of interesting facts and old fables famous in old Iwate folklore. The village is vast and includes some beautiful wildlife. Be sure to say hi to the friendly on site horses!

    Tono Furusato Village

    Tono Furusato Village

    Tono Furusato Village also allows guests to experience the thrill of traditional arts and crafts in the form of a making traditional trinkets from straw, bamboo, and other customary materials – a great immersive activity for the young and the young at heart.

    Tono Furusato Village

    Tono Furusato Village

    Once you’re done expressing your inner craftsman, why not replenish your energy with a nice traditional hearty meal made fresh from the little on site, old-style restaurant which serves some special Iwate dishes. A great option we recommend is the Hittsumi – a famous Iwate dish which consists of a hearty soy sauce soup base filled with seasonal vegetables and topped off with flat pieces of dough noodles. Another must try is Keiran – a traditional mochi based dessert filled with sweet red bean paste, the super soft consistency is a treat to the senses and a great way to round off a delicious authentic old Iwate style meal.

    Tono Furusato Village

    Tono Furusato Village

    Entry to Tono Furusato Village is 540 yen for adults and 320 yen for children under 18. The village is located approximately 12 kilometers from Tono Station – about 20 minutes by car.

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    Iwate Pref. Tonoshi Tsukimoushichoukamitsukimoushi 5-89-1
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