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Explore Japanese Traditions in Tono

Tono is of my favorite places to go in Iwate. I often go there by bicycle from Hanamaki, round trip around 100 kilometers. The route there is quite scenic and every time I get there I feel like I'm back in British Columbia, the scenery is so similar. This year, I had family visit from Canada, obviously it was the first place that I took them to visit.

Fukusenji Temple

Fukusenji Temple is located on a hillside about five kilometers from Tono City and features a five story pagoda, many smaller temples, beautiful Japanese gardens and immaculately

Tono's Megane Bridge

Watch the SL Ginga and JR Kamaishi Line trains rumble overhead on the Megane Bridge. Not to be confused with the Megane Bridge in Nagasaki, this particular bridge is located in Tono, Iwate Prefecture, and hovers over the Miyamori River and the Route 283 Kamaishi Highway.

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