Tome Trail Course

CONCEPT

A trail for experiencing the changing seasons with the smell of spring, refreshing greenery, abundant harvest, and calls of winter birds.

This trail course departs from the Toyosato Community Center and passes by Tome City’s defining rice field landscapes and the majestic flow of the Kyu-kitakami River. It lets visitors experience the area’s history and culture before finishing at the Byodonuma Fureai Park.
See the main gate and stately gardens of the Miyagi Prefecture Cultural Property Korinji Temple, and take a rest at the Byodonuma Agricultural Village Cultural and Natural Learning Center. It has a Miyagi Prefecture Tangible Folk Cultural Property Kitchen God and traditional farming tools and objects from daily life on display. Cross the “Fureai Bridge” which spans Byodonuma Lake, walk through the Byodonuma Ikoi no Mori with its pristine stand of akashide (loose-flowered hornbeam trees), and end at the Byodonuma Fureai Park where you can gaze upon Byodonuma Lake itself. Enjoy the changing views of the seasons.

Course details

Course map

Course highlights

1

Toyosato Community Center

(Start 0.0km)

This center is a multi-purpose facility with large arena and medium-sized auditoriums, a dedicated judo dojo, and meeting rooms. Part of the facility also serves as a branch city government office for Toyosato Town.

2

Landscape of rice paddies along the train tracks

(0.5km)

Walk along a straight path following the train tracks and enjoy the rice paddy landscape that can be said to define Tome City.

3

Kyu-kitakami River

(2.0㎞)

The Kitakami River originates in Yuhazu no Izumi in Iwate-machi (in Iwate Prefecture), and extends 249 km to its mouth at Oppa Bay in Kitakami-cho (Ishinomaki City). It is the longest river in the Tohoku region and the fourth longest in Japan. At Wakiyaaraizeki and Tokinamiaraizeki weirs, the Kyu-kitakami River branches off from the Kitakami River and flows into Ishinomaki Port in Ishinomaki City.

4

Korinji Temple Main Gate

(3.5km)

The sanmon (main gate) of Korinji Temple was relocated here in the latter part of the Muromachi Period (1336 – 1573). It is designated by Miyagi Prefecture as a Tangible Cultural Property and is the second oldest wooden structure in the prefecture. The gate’s shingled roof had been repaired and renovated in 1941, but in 1990 the temple gate was restored to close to its original state and remains so to this day. The pillars, etc. are as they were when it was first relocated here and you can learn from its more than 400 years of history.

5

Byodonuma Agricultural Village Cultural and Natural Learning Center

(6.5㎞)

The folklore exhibition room of this center has permanent exhibits with important examples of Toyosato-cho folk culture including traditional farming tools, objects from daily life, a hearth, and a kitchen god that is designated as a Miyagi Prefecture Tangible Folk Cultural Property. This multi-purpose center has a workshop room, exhibition hall, traditional Japanese rooms, and more. In addition, from the first-floor terrace and the second-floor balcony you can observe birds and aquatic plants and enjoy the landscape in different seasons.

6

Byodonuma Fureai Bridge

(7.5km)

The Fureai Bridge (“Bridge of Encounters”) which spans Byodonuma Lake is 188 meters long and offers a complete view of the lake.

7

Byodonuma Ikoi no Mori

(8.0km)

This forest thick with oak and beech has a 3 km-long walking path and a nearly pristine grove of akashide trees, which are uncommon in Miyagi Prefecture.

8

Byodonuma Fureai Park

(11km)

The walking trail around Byodonuma Lake has 800 cherry blossom trees planted by the local residents. During cherry blossom season, many visitors from Tome and other places come to view them. At night the trees are illuminated, and their reflections on the water create a magical atmosphere. Byodonuma is known for its renowned fishing spots. Fishing enthusiasts throughout the prefecture come for an annual Japanese white carp fishing competition. In summer, enjoy “forest bathing.” Autumn is perfect for barbeque and enjoying the beauty of the colored leaves while winter is the time to see migratory birds come to the lake in the snow-covered park. There is plenty to enjoy in each season.

Course altitude map

Places to Stay

  • Suzukiya Ryokan

    1 night with two meals: 8,000 yen (excluding tax)
    Stay only: 5,000 yen (excluding tax)
    No shuttle service

    Address
    189-3 Shinden-machi, Toyosato Town, Tome City
    TEL
    0225-76-2028
  • Hotel Route Inn Tome

    1 night with breakfast: 6,000 yen (tax included) ~
    1 night with two meals: 6,800 yen (tax included) ~
    * Single room, no bath/shower (use the large communal bath)
    No shuttle service

    Address
    5-11-1 Nakae, Sanuma, Hasama Town, Tome City
    TEL
    0220-21-0711
  • Hotel Sunshine Sanuma

    1 night with breakfast: 7,000 yen (tax included) ~
    1 night with dinner: 8,600 yen (tax included)
    Stay only: 6,100 yen (tax included) ~
    No shuttle service

    Address
    5-5-10 Nakae, Sanuma, Hasama Town, Tome City
    TEL
    0220-22-8180
  • Business Hotel Sunflex

    1 night with breakfast: 6,260 yen (tax included) ~
    No shuttle service

    Address
    5-6-11 Nakae, Sanuma, Hasama Town, Tome City
    TEL
    0220-22-0701
  • Hotel New Granvia

    1 night with breakfast: 6,930 yen (tax included) ~
    Stay only: 6,000 yen (tax included)~

    No shuttle service

    Address
    4-12-12 Nakae, Sanuma, Hasama Town, Tome City
    TEL
    0220-22-8711
  • Business Hotel Takekawa

    Stay only: 5,500 yen (tax included)
    Breakfast: 930 yen (tax included)
    Dinner: 1,630 yen ~(tax included)(reservation required)
    No shuttle service

    Address
    5-2-5 Nakae, Sanuma, Hasama Town, Tome City
    TEL
    0220-22-8611
  • Business Hotel Sanroku

    Stay only: 5,000 yen (tax included) ~
    Breakfast: 700 yen (reservation required)
    No shuttle service

    Address
    5-7-7 Nakae, Sanuma, Hasama Town, Tome City
    TEL
    0220-22-0022
  • Hotel Boenkaku

    One night with two meals: 9,130 yen (tax included) ~
    One night with dinner: 8,250 yen (tax included) ~
    One night with breakfast: 6,930 yen (tax included) ~
    Stay only: 6,050 yen (tax included) ~
    No shuttle service

    Address
    316 Uchinome, Hinoto, Toyoma Town, Tome City
    TEL
    0220-52-3171
  • Ebimon Ryokan

    One night with breakfast: 5,800 yen (excluding tax)
    One night with two meals: 6,500 yen (excluding tax)
    Stay only: 3,500 yen (excluding tax)
    No shuttle service

    Address
    91 Sakurakoji, Teraike, Toyoma Town, Tome City
    TEL
    0220-52-3161

Places to Eat

  • Kappo Yutakaya

    Hours
    Lunch: 11:00-14:00, Dinner: 17:00-22:00 Closed: Sundays and irregular days
    Address
    215 Shinden-machi, Toyosato Town, Tome City
    TEL
    0225-76-2368
  • Mitsuno Sushi

    Hours
    Lunch: 11:00-14:00, Dinner: 17:00-21:00 Closed: Tuesdays
    Address
    7-9 Shinmachi, Toyosato Town, Tome City
    TEL
    0225-76-4660
  • World

    Hours
    11:00-15:00 Closed: Tuesdays
    Address
    169-3 Koguchimae, Toyosato Town, Tome City
    TEL
    0225-76-4563
  • Sakura Teahouse

    Hours
    11:00-15:00 Closed: Tuesdays
    Address
    582-1 Kaimachii, Sakuraoka, Yoneyama Town, Tome City (located in the Byodonuma Fureai Park parking lot)
  • Handmade Shop Sowaka

    Hours
    10:00-17:00 Closed: Thursdays, Sundays
    Address
    144-5 Kaimachii, Sakuraoka, Yoneyama Town, Tome City
    TEL
    090-4315-4430
  • Michinoeki Yoneyama

    Hours
    9:00-18:30 (April-November), 9:00-18:00 (December-March) Closed: 12/31 - 1/3
    Address
    67 Toda, Nishino, Yoneyama Town,Tome City
    TEL
    0220-55-2747
  • Robata Sasaki

    Hours
    Lunch 11:00-13:30 Dinner 17:30-23:00 Closed: Mondays
    Address
    11-10 Shinmachi, Toyosato Town, Tome City
    TEL
    0225-76-4806

Access

鉄道

  • ●Sendai Airport〈Sendai Airport Access Line/ shortest 17 min.〉
  • JR Sendai Station 〈Tohoku Main Line/approx. 43min.〉
  • JR Kogota Station 〈Ishinomaki Line, Kesennuma Line/ approx. 27 min.〉
  • JR Rikuzen-Toyosato Station
  • ●JR Tokyo Station 〈Tohoku Shinkansen/shortest 106 min.〉
  • JR Furukawa Station 〈Rikuu‐To Line/approx. 12 min.〉
  • JR Kogota Station〈Ishinomaki Line, Kesennuma Line / approx. 27 min.〉
  • JR Rikuzen-Toyosato Station

* From JR Rikuzen-Toyosato Station walk 16 min. or take 5 min. by taxi (estimated fare 670 yen)
* From Byodonuma Fureai Park to Toyosato Community Center 10 min. by taxi (estimated fare 1,390 yen)

バス

  • ●JR Sendai Station 〈Highway Bus to Tome Shiyakusho-mae/approx. 95 min.〉
  • Tome Shiyakusho-mae〈Tome City Shimin Bus/approx. 60 min.〉
  • Toyosato-sogoshisho (Toyosato Community Center)

レンタカー

  • ●Sendai Airport IC〈Sendai Tobu Road, Sanriku Expressway/approx. 70 min.〉
  • Monou-Toyosato IC 〈Prefectural Route 30/about 10 min.〉
  • Toyosato Community Center
  • ●JR Furukawa Station〈National Route 346/approx. 50 min.〉
  • Toyosato Community Center

タクシー

○ Toyosato Town
・Asano Toyosato Taxi Tel: 0120-252-035
・Kumagai Taxi Tel: 0120-202-290
○ Yoneyama Town
・Yoneyama Taxi Tel: 0220-55-2038

Local Highlights

Toyosato Community Center

This center is a multi-purpose facility with large arena and medium-sized auditoriums, a dedicated judo dojo, and meeting rooms. Part of the facility also serves as a branch city government office for Toyosato Town.

Hours: 9:00-22:00
Closed: 12/29-1/3
* During the opening hours, public restrooms are available

80 Koguchimae, Toyosato Town, Tome City
Tel: 0225-76-2237

Terasawa Shoshindo: Kaitenyaki dessert

“Kaitenyaki” is a famous local product from Toyosato. It’s comparable to the better known imagawayaki and obanyaki desserts, but is smaller, less expensive, and in addition to the standard an (sweet red bean) and custard cream filling, there are interesting variations like chocolate and even curry. This dessert has been popular with locals for ages.

19 Higashimachiishita,
Toyosato Town, Tome City
Tel: 0225-76-4915
Hours: 9:00-18:00
Closed: 12/30-1/5

Michinoeki Yoneyama: soft-serve ice cream

The Michinoeki Yoneyama rest area makes and sells locally produced soft-serve ice cream (“soft cream”). The flavors use seasonal ingredients, with the most popular being the ichigo (strawberry) which uses local Yoneyama strawberries.

67 Shintoda, Nishino,
Yoneyama Town, Tome City
Tel: 0220-55-2747
Hours: 9:00-18:30 (April-November), 9:00-18:00 (December-March)
Closed: 12/31-1/3

More to Enjoy in Miyagi

Tome City Vibrant nature, comfortable city, smiling people

Tome is located in the northeast part of Miyagi Prefecture and is the largest grain-producing area in Miyagi, producing “sasanishiki” and “hitomebore” varieties of rice.

Tome is also known as the “Village of water and greenery” for its rich natural environment.
It is home to Izunuma and Uchinuma Lakes, which are registered under the Ramsar Convention. Izunuma, Uchinuma, Naganuma, and Byodonuma (which the trail course passes by) are visited by migratory white-fronted geese and swans in winter.

Meiji Village Museum of Miyagi

In Toyoma Town, there are buildings dating from the Meiji Period (1868-1912) featuring stylish Western-style architecture, including an elementary school, prefectural government office and police station. Also, there are many solidly-built warehouse-style stores and samurai residences remaining from the feudal era. This streetscape is what gives this area the name: “Meiji Village Museum of Miyagi.”

Toyoma Tourism Information Center (Toyoma Tourism and Local Products Center “Tooyama no Sato”)
Hours: 9:00-17:00
Closed: 12/31- 1/1
Address: 2 Sakurakoji, Teraike, Toyoma Towni, Tome City
Tel: 0220-52-5566
* Multilingual voiced tourism guide is available (free rental). It works with Japanese, English, Korean and 7 other languages.

Local dishes: “Hatto”

“Hatto” is made from wheat flour kneaded well with water and then stretched very thinly by hand. It is cooked in a soy sauce broth or eaten with azuki (sweet red beans) or zunda (sweetened edamame beans).
Each first Sunday in December is the “Japan’s #1 Hatto Festival ” which has an assortment of more than 30 kinds of hatto with different flavors.

Tohoku Food Marathon & Festival

The “Tohoku Food Marathon & Festival” is held at the end of April in Futopia Park by Naganuma Lake. It is one of the largest events in Japan’s northeastern Tohoku region.
The “Tohoku Food Marathon” course is the first full marathon in Miyagi Prefecture and takes runners around the beautiful Naganuma lakeside area. It coincides with related events featuring food and sake from across the region including the “Tome Food Festival,” “Tohoku Sake Festival” and “Tohoku Food Tourism.”

Inquiries about the course

○ Contact
Tourism and Products Section, Commerce and Tourism Division, Industry and Economy Department, Tome City  TEL: 0220-34-2734