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Folktale and Storytelling Center (とおの物語の館)

 0198627887  Iwate Pref. Tonoshi Chuoudori 2-11

This is museum where guests can experience Tono’s world of folklore passed down through the generations through audio and visual exhibits. The facility offers something for both adults and children to enjoy, with a theater, video library, and experience corner. In the Tono-za, a theater that was once used as a sake brewer’s storehouse, visitors can appreciate folk tales told by a professional storyteller and other folk entertainment.

Details

Hours
9:00-17:00 (Last entry until 16:30)
Closed
open everyday (around mid-Feb. Maintenance closed)
Fees
[Admission fee] Adults 500yen, High School Students or less 200yen (common building, 2 castle town museums)
Parking Lot
Available
Credit Card
Not available

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Review of Tono Tale House

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2016/03/18 Surprisingly good!
We visited this museum because entry to it came with entry to the Castle museum, so we thought we'd get our money's worth.
I do speak some Japanese but my husband doesn't, and we both found this...
Reviewed:2015/05/12 Great if you understand Japaneese, but still good if you dont
It's well done, such a nice area with interaction and great for the kids. English is limited, which is understandable - but the interaction with the different things in the house made it fun anyway...
Reviewed:2013/07/24 Great fun if you understand Japanese.
This museum has a great interactive folk tale section where you can touch little figurines and see a shadow-play while you hear the relevant tale among many other funny and innovative ways of...
Reviewed:2018/10/13 楽しい
昔話をいろいろな手法で楽しめます。知っている話や、遠野の昔話など小さな施設にギュッと詰まっていて、大人も子どもも楽しめそうです。
Reviewed:2018/04/08 民話の世界
JR遠野駅から徒歩6分。入館料は「遠野城下町資料館」との2館共通で500円。

「遠野物語」で知られる通り、遠野は民話の里である。大きな蔵の中では、遠野地方に伝わる昔話をイラストや映像などで紹介しており、子どもも楽しめるようになっている。
また、「遠野物語」の作者である柳田國男が定宿としていた旧高善旅館や旧居が移築・公開されている。

SL銀河の停車時間に訪れたため急ぎ足での見学となってしまったが...

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