Home Island Folklore Group(A)

The steam explosion and pyroclastic flow of 3005 years ago, in the Jomon period (16,000 years ago – 3,000 years ago), caused a landslide, created a pot-shaped depression and a special view of Ahinoko Lake, with springing water. The lake is not a caldera, where rainwater has accumulated, and most of the water source is spring water from the bottom of the lake. Here is a reason for the myth – Lake Ashinoko used to be dominated by the big Dragon Gods (the god of water).
A pleasure boat connects Hakone Sekisho, Moto-Hakone, Lake Hijiri, and Hakone-en with regular routes. There is a regular line of Sightseeing Boats that connect Hakone no Sekisho, the restored Hakone checkpoint from the Edo period (1603 – 1868), Motohakone, Kojiri, and Hakone-en. You can look over Mt. Fuji and the ancient times, from the boat.

Tel : +81-460-83-6351 (Ashinoko Lake Pleasure Boat) Address : Motohakone, Hakonemachi, Ashigarashimo-gun, Kanagawa

Takatsudokyo in Omamacho, is a spectacular view, and it competes with Yabakei Gorge: scenic beauty in Nakatsu Oita, named by Rai Sanyo (1781 – 1832), who was a Japanese Confucian scholar, historian and Imperialist who influenced the rise emperor-centered nationalism at the end of Tokugawa Shogunate period.
A trail of approximately 500m will be maintained from downstream of Takatsudo Bridge to upstream of Hanetaki Bridge, with a pedestrian-only walkway with 120 tiles of birds, fish, and flowers.
You can enjoy a fount of innocence from the mountains’ multi-layered structure, including the scenic spots of the Gorilla-rock and potholes.

Tel : +81-277-76-1270 (Midori City Hall Tourism Section) Address : Takatsudo Omamacho, Midori, Gunma

Asamushi Onsen is a tourist destination with many leisure activities, including sea bathing, skiing, and aquariums. Munakata Shiko (1903 – 1975) was a woodblock print artist from Aomori Prefecture, and a world-class master of the 20th century art. His work is a brilliant life force emerged.
He created works that express a willingness of the strong order and harmony with traditional Japanese style and designs. Munakata loved the nature and hot springs of Aomori prefecture, where he was born and grew up.

Tel : +81-17-752-3259 (Asamushionsen Inn Association) Address : Asamushi, Aomori, Aomori

The folk performing art, “Onikenbai – Devil’s Sword Dance”, which has been transmitted to the secret hot spring, Geto Onsen, has a 1,300 year history. This performance, with a demon mask and a vigorous dance, is the sword dance for Amida Buddha (the principal image of Buddha in Pure Land). The name of the hot spring is derived from Guto, in the Ainu language, which means the place of the cliff.
The natural monument, Sekaika, Precipitates of calcium carbonate that can be found at hot springs and other springs, is Japan’s largest fountain dome, with a height of 17m above the river and a width of 25m at the bottom. It is made from the same process as the limestone cave and is also called “Tenguiwa – large long-nosed goblin shaped rock”.

Tel : +81-197-64-2111 (Kitakami City Hall Tourism Section) Address : Kitakami, Iwate