Denshoen Park

A Step Back in Tono Time

By Chris Barnes    - 1 min read

Denshoen Park is a replica village which offers a glimpse of traditional life in Tono. The park houses a number of buildings which provide visitors a glimpse of life from the past, including the Kikuchi Family Magariya, which has been designated a National Important Cultural Asset. The grounds and buildings are beautifully maintained, giving the park a lovely nostalgic atmosphere. There is a memorial mueum, showcasing the work of Sasaki Kizen, a famous Tales of Tono storyteller, which includes a collection of folk tales on mythical creatures and local customers. Towards the rear of the park there is a beautiful Japanese garden which features a working water wheel, shrine and of course lovely gardens. There are currently no English translations available in the park which makes it a little challenging for some tourists, but it's still well worth a visit. Entry is 310 yen for adults and 210 yen for children, the Densho-en park is open every day from 09:00 ~ 17:00.

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Chris Barnes

Chris Barnes @chris.barnes

A little while ago i began exploring the world. I started in Japan, and after 29 countries of amazing adventures, i find myself back in Japan fully absorbed in its culture, its people and its beauty.