Hikoro no Satoひころの里
This village is filled with memories of the prosperity of the Iriya area, which flourished due to its silk production and was the origin of the Sendai Domain's sericulture. There is also the Silk Hall, which displays materials relating to sericulture, with the residence of the Sudo family, also the head of the old Iriya Village, as its main focus, and the Bakkari Tea House, which serves meals made with locally grown vegetables. The main building of the Matsukasa Residence, (the Sudo Residence) is an extremely valuable building that was constructed in the late Edo period as a residence for goshi (rural samurai) and retainers. Agricultural tools, hanging scrolls and other items of the time are displayed just inside, after the Japanese-style step entrance. The Bakkari tea house in a Japanese style room with a tokonoma alcove that used to be a tea room, and its most popular menu item is hikoro-zen, which is made with an abundance of ingredients from the mountain valley village.
- Miyagi Motoyoshi-gun Minamisanrikucho [ map ]
- Admission fee (common ticket for Matsukasashiki/Shikkan) Adults400yen, High School Students300yen, Elementary and Junior High School Students200yen
- Parking Lot
Information Sources: NAVITIME JAPAN
- On foot aboutminutes
- about m
- Route from this Station Route from this Bus Stop Route from this IC Route from this Parking
Nearby Tourist Attractions
Lying along the northeastern coast of Japan, Miyagi prefecture is home to lashings of natural parks, oysters, and hot springs. While the bustling city of Sendai offers some simple city entertainment, it’s the Matsushima islands that deserve the most attention, having boosted the prefecture’s reputation as one of Japan’s most scenic views.