Travel Delicatessen Recommendations
You’ll get access to places you normally can’t go, as well as experience a unique kind of Japanese hospitality, or `Omotenashi`.
You will meet interesting locals and have wonderful experiences only available at the Tono Travel Delicatessen.
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40 minute souvenir course
The “kind of strange 40-minute souvenir” course
These souvenirs are a little different to all the others you can get in Tono.
Discover the town and pick up some of these unique souvenirs along the way!
You’ll get a small wooden souvenir after being guided through some Tono folk art and furniture.Walking time: 8 mins
This shop has 70 years history making furniture and each piece is individually hand crafted by the experienced artisans in the unique Tono folk-craft style. The lady owner of the shop will take you through the history of folk furniture in Tono as well as some of the details of each piece. There are also some small wooden souvenirs available here. Go through the path to the back of the store to see what you will find!
■Location: Chiba Furniture 11-5 Chuodori, Tono, Iwate
■Time: 15 mins/person
Uga Shrine is a quiet little Shinto shrine hidden away in a town with many shrines and temples. The locals call it Unnan-sama and is one of the shrines they often go to. Get daikichi – the best fortune possible – from the quaint omikuji vending machine.
■Location:Uga Shrine: 1-18 Chuodori, Tono, Iwate
A plant nursery and seed shop with a wonderful nat-ural 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. You’ll also get some easy to grow sprout seeds as a present.
■Location:Matsuda Plant Nursery: 6-27 Chuodori, Tono, Iwate
The Ikehata Millstone; Story no. 27 from "The Legends of Tono"
A story from "The Legends of Tono" to take with you on your journeys.Walking time: 10 mins