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Tono Furusato Village
Situated in Tono, Iwate, Tono Furusato Village is an open-air museum where the village of Tono as it was in the Edo Period is reconstructed, relocating the old farm houses that remained in the area. As you enter the Tono Furusato Village, you can see a nostalgic farming village of Japan. You can also experience about 20 typical village activities, such as making mochi (rice cakes) and soba (buckwheat noodles), in this quiet village. Furthermore, you can also taste many local cuisines and the specialty of Tono, such as lamb barbecue, at the restaurants in the village.
- 5-89-1 Tsukimoushi-cho Kamitsukimoushi, Tono-shi, Iwate
- Contact No.
- 27-min bus ride on Hayachine bus in the direction of Oide/Saka-no-shita from Tono Station on the JR Line. Get off at the Furusato Village stop.
- Opening Hours / Holidays
- The village: 9:00-17:00 (March-Oct), 9:00-16:00 (Nov-Feb)
- Official Website
- Time Required
- 2.5 hours
- Admission fee
- Adults 540 yen, Elementary, Junior and Senior high school Students 320 yen
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Reproduction of the nostalgic farming village and its lifestyle
Inside the Tono Furusato Village, the houses constructed in Edo Period are relocated just as they used to be. The windmill by the river, rice field, charcoal burner's lodge have also been reconstructed. As a result, many movies and TV shows are shot in this nostalgic village.
Experience culture programs to learn the know-how of ancestors
In the village, there are about 20 types of farming village experience programs, including creative experiences such as pottery and vegetable dyeing, and cooking such as making mochi (rice cakes) and soba (buckwheat noodles). You can bring back your masterpiece after making it. You can also taste the food right away that you fabricated in the cooking experience programs. (Reservation is mandatory)
Enjoy the local cuisine and food of Tono!
At the restaurant in the village, there are many dishes made using local ingredients of Iwate. I particularly recommend that you try the local cuisine "Hittsumi" which includes dumplings and the specialty of Tono, lamb barbecue.