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Place of a fairy tale

Kappa comes out in a fairy tale. Here Kappabuchi is one of the place of Kappa at Tono. It’s located... read more

Reviewed March 27, 2018
Hiroaosta
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You can catch “kappa” here, but must get a permit first

Near the Joken-ji Temple is this well-known “Kappa-buchi” or the river trench where “kappa” live... read more

Reviewed June 6, 2017
Chuzaa
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Mar 27, 2018
“Place of a fairy tale”
Jun 6, 2017
“You can catch “kappa” here, but must get a permit first”
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Tsuchibuchicho Tsuchibuchi, Tono 028-0555, Iwate Prefecture
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Reviewed March 27, 2018 via mobile

Kappa comes out in a fairy tale. Here Kappabuchi is one of the place of Kappa at Tono. It’s located in historical temple.

Thank Hiroaosta
Reviewed June 6, 2017

Near the Joken-ji Temple is this well-known “Kappa-buchi” or the river trench where “kappa” live according to some stories found in the Legends of Tohno (“Tohno Monogatari”). Local people say that the “Kappa-buchi” doesn’t look as mysterious as it used to since a major repair...More

Thank Chuzaa
Reviewed October 4, 2016

This tourist attraction is perfect for families and children. There are fishing poles with cucumbers on them that you fish with. If you are lucky, you will catch the folklore legend: THE KAPPA! This is a beautiful area for a picnic, as it is a...More

Thank alexhughey14
Reviewed March 17, 2016

If you're not interested in the mythology of kappas, then this place might get lost on you. In front of Kappabuchi is Jokakoji temple, which is small but still interesting with its kappa statues. Our taxi driver pointed out that the lion dog statues were...More

Thank Simone R
Reviewed July 7, 2015

Basically there's nothing to see here. It's just a stream round the back of a temple. It's also quite hard to find as the signposts disappear when you get to the area. We got directions from locals but it wasn't worth it. Don't bother!

Thank traveller1968
Reviewed July 7, 2015

This is a nice place to come to learn about the little kappa creatures that are favored in the old folktale legends. I really loved this places. You could have a nice lunch and wait for one to appear.......maybe. :-)

Thank vrwb223
Reviewed May 8, 2014

The Tono area is reputedly the home of the Kappa, river sprites who love cucumbers. This little pond, adjacent to a small shrine, is the local place dedicated to the Kappa. It's quirky and cute, with fishing poles with cucumbers and some Kappa statues. The...More

Thank Louichan
Reviewed July 24, 2013

Fun enough if you're very interested in Kappa, however otherwise it's a rather unremarkable bit of river with a strange little shrine. There are fishing-rods with cucumber attached as bait that you can use to attempt fishing up a kappa, which is probably fun for...More

Thank Ednie
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