There is a quince tree in the garden of this guesthouse. Each year they make enzymes from the fruit of this tree. We enjoy making up and calling each by nickname here so join in!
Lien means connections or bonds in French. This collection of buildings was given this name because it was where they connected with the horses. Now it means the bonds that bring guests and Tono together. The connections between people’s minds and hearts. That is the kind of home for all that Lien Tono hopes to be.
The secret back way to the home of the Kappa
Kappa are synonymous with Tono. Here you can wander down grass and dirt tracks that only the lo-cals know to try and find the elusive river sprites.
Experience what it’s like in a traditional farmhouse
Koya Yauemon Traditional Guesthouse
This is an opportunity to experience the unique spaces in a 200-year-old traditional farmhouse. Enjoy this experience created by Chihoko Yamada while enjoying delicious cake served with tea.
Enjoy Tono’s famous confectionary
Try some of the local sanzanyubeshi cake
This is an old Japanese and western confection-ary shop founded in the first year of the Taisho era (1912~1926). You can try some of the excellent confectionaries as well as get some take home souvenirs. The lady owner of the shop also speaks English.
Matsuda Seeds and Seedlings
A plant nursery and seed shop with a wonderful natural scent where you’ll be able to get all kinds of flowers, seeds and seedlings. The owners provide wonderful service and are helpful with all kinds of questions and queries.
Get a postcard as a souvenir and talk about “Shiki” (the four seasons) at Shiki
Shiki Accessories and Café
A Mama-san with such a variety of interests. Here you’ll find all kinds of knick-knacks and accessories that the ladies will love. You can feel the Ma-ma-san’s vibrancy the moment you walk in.
See some traditional Tono-style and other interesting pieces of furniture.
This shop has 70 years history making furniture. Each piece is individually crafted in the unique Tono folk-craft style. Go through the path to the back of the store to see what you will find!
Learn about the joys of the next world from these memorial paintings.
This is an historical Buddhist temple in Tono where you can view exquisite memorial paintings of those that have gone before. There is a museum to Bunko Kindo on site which is open to the publics a calligraphy art museum.
The world of "The Legends of Tono"
Here is the place to learn about Tono.
Tono Municipal Museum
The first place to visit to learn about Tono’s histo-y, nature and lifestyle, as well as about “The Legends of Tono”.
Everyone pull a strap at the same time to see who gets lucky!
Home of Mayoiga
The strap the lady got is today’s lucky color! Presents for the lucky people!
Slip through time and land at this great Insta-ready spot.
Kobayashi General Store
This is the perfect place to get a photo of yourself dressed up in traditional Japanese farmer’s rice straw hats, coats and basket.as well as some great stories to take home with you.