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Folktale and Storytelling Centerとおの物語の館

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This is museum where guests can experience Tono’s world of folklore passed down through the generations through audio and visual exhibits. The facility offers something for both adults and children to enjoy, with a theater, video library, and experience corner. In the Tono-za, a theater that was once used as a sake brewer’s storehouse, visitors can appreciate folk tales told by a professional storyteller and other folk entertainment.


Iwate Pref. Tonoshi Chuoudori 2-11

phone 0198627887


Review of Tono Tale House

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2016/03/18 Surprisingly good!
We visited this museum because entry to it came with entry to the Castle museum, so we thought we'd get our money's worth.
I do speak some Japanese but my husband doesn't, and we both found this...
Reviewed:2015/05/12 Great if you understand Japaneese, but still good if you dont
It's well done, such a nice area with interaction and great for the kids. English is limited, which is understandable - but the interaction with the different things in the house made it fun anyway...
Reviewed:2013/07/24 Great fun if you understand Japanese.
This museum has a great interactive folk tale section where you can touch little figurines and see a shadow-play while you hear the relevant tale among many other funny and innovative ways of...

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open everyday (around mid-Feb. Maintenance closed)
[Admission fee] Adults 500yen, High School Students or less 200yen (common building, 2 castle town museums)
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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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