Tono is a rural town in the hills of central Iwate Prefecture in Tohoku region.
Here is best known as a repository of Japanese folklore due to its legends of spirits, animals and supernatural creatures.
Zashiki-warashi:It is said that they live in old houses and sometimes take the form of a child with bobbed hair.It is believed that families became wealthy, Zashiki-warashi lived in their homes.
Kappa : About the size of a child, they have a shell on their back, a dish on their head, webbed hands and feet, and a sharp, beak-like mouth. live in Japan’s numerous rivers and streams, were created as warnings to keep children from drowning. And a pond behind Jogen-ji Temple”Kappa-Buchi” is said to be the place be able to meet them.
Tono is a mountain village with mysterious atmosphere. Its rustic landscapes,traditional farming culture,traditional,thatched roofed farmhouses.Time rolls by slowly and peacefully here.
Day 4 in Hokkaido Lake Shiokotsu to Otaru Today I started early in the morning.It’s so nice to ride along the lake Shikotsuko.
I headed to Yoichi Town to join the Nikka whisky factory tour .Yoichi is called “Japanese Scotland”. Nikka Whisky was build in 1934, Yoichi was the ideal place for Masataka Taketsuru’s whisky-making. He is the founder of Nikka and father of Japanese whisky. After the tour, I bought a lot of limited whiskeys at the shop by participating.
Then I rode along the Shakotan peninsula. It faces the Sea of Japan and has an amazing view with its unique color Shakotan blue.
Shakotan is also famous for the fresh raw seafood. I took Sushi lunch there.
From Iwanai town ,I headed to the Shinsen-numa Swamp by Niseko panorama line. It’s so nice to ride among the forest.Shinsen-numa Swamp is one of the best fall foliage in Hokkaido. The blue sky and the colored leaves reflected in the swamp was beautiful.
Autumn leaves start changing from the north, beginning in the middle of September in Hokkaido. Hokkaido is breathtakingly gorgeous in autumn.
Japan’s Earliest Autumn Colors in Sounkyo,Autumn-Filled Jozankei (Sapporo),Autumn Colors at the Blue Pond (Biei)and more…Why don’t you visit Beautiful Colored Hokkaido! Good season are limited, from Mid September to Mid November.We are accepting the 2021 Autumn Hokkaido tour now.
Kusatsu Onsen is one of Japan’s most famous hot spring resorts and is situated at an altitude of 1200 meters above sea level in the mountains of Gunma Prefecture.Its location away from any major train lines.Hot spring waters is said to have the potency to cure and the atmosphere of this town relaxes us.So I take our guests to this town at the last day of our motorcycle tours.Please contact us about the tours including Kusatsu Onsen stay.
Having fantastic Japanese foods is one of the pleasure during motorcycle tour in Japan.For enjoying the Japanese culture, we take our guests to the variety of restaurants,the local restaurant and luxsualy Japanese restaurant.Yakitori,Yakiniku,Ramen noodles,sushi,local foods and more.. Let’s have a great time with us!