Places in Tono
JOKEN-JI TEMPLE AND THE KAPPABUCHI POOL
It is claimed that a number of mischievous Kappa river sprites, which love to threaten people and play tricks on passersby, live in the small stream in Tsuchibuchi-cho running behind Joken-ji Temple.
Apparently the Kappa appear even now along the clear stream hidden by the surrounding thickets. Near the stream is a small shrine to the Kappa gods where expectant mothers go and leave breast-shaped red clothes to pray that they will be able to breastfeed their child.
|Address||Tsuchibuchi, Tsuchibuchi-cho, Tono, Iwate, Japan|
|Access||About 6 km from Tono Station, 10 minutes by car, and 5 minutes walk, 30 minutes by bicycle, and 5 minutes walk|
|Parking||80 car spots at Denshoen Parking Lot For bikes, use the Denshoen Bike Parking (you cannot enter the Kappabuchi Pool on bike. You must park it at Denshoen)Free Parking|
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