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Tono Municipal Museum遠野市立博物館

Museum / Science Museum

Established in 1980, this museum is the first of its kind in Japan. It is a museum introducing the folklore and folk culture of the Tono peoples' lifestyle, environment, history, and culture. The life of the Tono people in the Tono basin valley is displayed in an easy to understand manner through documents and photographs. One can enjoy viewing the Tono Story, the picture works based on local folklore and topics, and the animated film ''Shigeru Mizuki's Tono Story.''


Iwate Pref. Tonoshi Higashidatechou 3-9 (Hanamaki / Kitakami / TonoArea)

phone 0198622340

9:00-17:00 (until Reception 16:30)

Review of Tono Municipal Museum

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Reviewed:2017/06/06 Tohno Municipal Museum at the Foot of a Hill
This is a neat museum at the foot of a small hill where they used to have a local castle (Nabekura Castle). Of the same modern building, the lower section is the municipal library and the upper...
Reviewed:2016/10/13 Beautiful artwork and History inside
We went here first thing in the morning. It is cheap entry $3. There is an English Map to follow since the signs are in Japanese. The staff is very friendly and try to help, despite the language...
Reviewed:2015/11/14 Don't be deceived - this is a great museum.
While being on the 3rd floor of the municipal library, don't be deceived - this museum is as modern as they come and tell a wonderful story of the Tono Monogatari, the traditional way of life in Tono...

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Iwate Pref. Tonoshi Higashidatechou 3-9 [ map ]
Hanamaki / Kitakami / TonoArea
9:00-17:00 (until Reception 16:30)
Monday end Sunday ※ Open in case of Sunday Public holiday
[Nov.-Mar.] Last end Sunday in Monday/Monday ※ * open in case of Sunday Public holiday
[special closing] Nov.24-30Sunday/Jan. 28-31 Sunday, New Year's Holiday
[Admission fee] General 300yen, High School Students 150yen or less
Parking Lot
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          A northern Tohoku prefecture promising peace and quiet, Iwate is sparsely populated, replacing people with snow-capped mountains, history-rich sites, and fields of crops that are to thank for the region's delicious local cuisine. Meander along the three-city Golden Route, where you'll visit the grand Buddhist temples of Hiraizumi and the Tono folk villages before tasting the three famed noodle dishes of Morioka.

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