In this tour, you can experience unique 'Fukuro (Owl) Cafe' near Morioka Station. You can touch various kinds of owls and other birds, hedgehogs or other small animals in Owl Cafe Ricky. You will also visit renowned folk crafts shop Kogensha, which is related to children's story writer Kenji Miyazawa and old samurai house where the famous poet Takuboku Ishikawa lived when he was newly-weds.
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At East Gate, Morioka Station. In front of Mr. Doughnuts shop.
1. Kogensha folk craft shop. At Kogensha, you can see Iwate's typical folk crafts like Nambu iron wear, lacquer wares or baskets, etc.
2. Takuboku Shinkon (Newly-weds) no Ie. Samurai House where tanka poet Takuboku Ishikawa lived after getting married.
3. Fukurou Cafe Ricky. You can touch and play with owls, hawks, hedgehogs or other small animals or birds.
At East Gate, Morioka station
When you are staying in ski resorts in Iwate, or come to Morioka to attend conferences or business meeting, you can also enjoy visiting interesting places in Morioka. All the places are located near Morioka station and each spots are close. So you can go each spot on foot if you want to.
Kogensha is a popular sightseeing spot, especially among women who like to travel and folk arts. You can see typical folk art products from Iwate and Tohoku such as Nambu ironware, lacquerware, locally made baskets or some traditional sweets, etc. This shop is popular because the building looks chic and the founder of the shop is related to Kenji Miyazawa, children's story writer who wrote "the Night of the Milkyway Train". There is a small museum of him on the premise of this shop.
Takuboku Shinkon no Ie, means the house Takuboku lived when he was newly-weds, is the only samurai house still exist in Morioka. You can feel the historical atmosphere of the Edo era and how Japanese old traditional house and life style are. Takuboku is nationwide famous tanka poet from Morioka. You can get the information on him also in this house.
At Fukurou (owl) Cafe Ricky, you can see and touch not only various kinds of owls but also hawks, parrots, hedgehogs, hamsters, turtles and other small animals, even reptiles. The owls are so gentle and calm that you can touch them without worry. Actually, I was a little scared at first but they were so quiet and gentle. I can touch them and that made me so happy. This place is good for both children and adults.
Transportation fee (you and guide), entrance fee, Transportation fee for the guide (from my house to Morioka station 200 yen ×2 =400)
Transportation and entrance fees of customers and a guide should be paid by customers.
All the location are so close that you can visit all on foot. However, if you don't want to walk or have a problem of walking, you can also use public transportation (bus) or taxi.
There is a round trip bus called Dendenmushi running in Morioka city. You can go from a bus stop to another by 100 yen. Taxi fees of between each location would be 600-less than 1000 yen.
Lunch or dinner time is not included in this tour. If you want to eat lunch around Morioka Station, I can recommend some restaurants to you depending on your request.