Tome Trail Course


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

A course that touches on the magnificent nature and the history and the culture of the region.

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


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.


Landscape of rice paddies along the train tracks


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


Kyu-kitakami River


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.


Korinji Temple Main Gate


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.


Byodonuma Agricultural Village Cultural and Natural Learning Center


The folklore exhibition room of this center has permanent exhibitswith important examples of regional 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.


Byodonuma Fureai Bridge


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


Byodonuma Ikoi no Mori


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


Byodonuma Fureai Park


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.” Admiring the fall foliage at Byodonuma in autumn, 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

    Room with two meals: ¥8,000 (excl. tax)
    Room Only: ¥5,000 (excl. tax)

    189-3 Shinden-machi, Toyosato Town, Tome City
  • Hotel Route Inn Tome

    Room with breakfast: ¥6,900 (tax incl.) ~
    Room with two meals: ¥7,700(tax incl.) ~
    * Single room, no bath/shower (use the large communal bath)

    5-11-1 Nakae, Sanuma, Hasama Town, Tome City
  • Hotel Sunshine Sanuma

    Room Only: ¥6,100 (tax incl.) ~
    Room with breakfast: ¥7,000 (tax incl.) ~
    Room with dinner: ¥8,700 (tax incl.)

    5-5-10 Nakae, Sanuma, Hasama Town, Tome City
  • Business Hotel Sunflex

    Room with breakfast: ¥6,260 (tax incl.) ~

    5-6-11 Nakae, Sanuma, Hasama Town, Tome City
  • Hotel New Granvia

    Room with breakfast: ¥6,930 (tax incl.) ~
    Room Only: ¥6,000 (tax incl.)~

    4-12-12 Nakae, Sanuma, Hasama Town, Tome City
  • Business Hotel Takekawa

    Room Only: ¥5,500 (tax incl.)
    Breakfast: ¥930 (tax incl.)
    Dinner: ¥1,630 ~(tax incl.)(reservation required)

    5-2-5 Nakae, Sanuma, Hasama Town, Tome City
  • Byodonuma youyou-kan Lodge

    Bed Only * Please contact us for prices/ For group guests

    41 Sakuraoka Enami, Yoneyama Town, Tome City
  • Business Hotel Sanroku

    Room Only: ¥5,000 (tax incl.) ~
    Breakfast: ¥700 (reservation required)

    5-7-7 Nakae, Sanuma,Hasama Town, Tome City
  • Hotel Boenkaku

    Room Only: ¥6,800 (tax incl.) ~
    Room with breakfast: ¥8,010 (tax incl.)~
    Room with dinner: ¥9,550 (tax incl.) ~
    Room with two meals: ¥10,760 (tax incl.) ~

    316 Uchinome, Hinoto,Toyoma Town, Tome City
  • Ebimon Ryokan

    Room with breakfast: ¥5,800 (excl. tax)
    Room with two meals: ¥6,500 (excl. tax)
    Room Only: ¥3,500 (excl. tax)

    91 Sakurakoji, Teraike,Toyoma Town, Tome City

Please note : Courtesy shuttle services are not available
※This information is current as of November 2023. Please contact each facility for more information.

Places to Eat

  • Kappo Yutakaya

    Open Lunch: 11:00-14:00, Dinner: 17:00-22:00
    Closed Sundays and irregular days
    One-coin value lunch \550, Kara-age set lunch \850,
    Stir-fried noodles with sauce \850,
    Capacity 50 people
    Lunchbox available (negotiable), delivery not available
    Parking lot Available / Microbus available (Contact required in advance)

    215 Shinden-machi,Toyosato Town, Tome City
  • Mitsuno Sushi

    Open Lunch: 11:00-14:00, Dinner: 16:30-20:00
    Closed Thursdays
    Assorted seafood rice bowl \1000, Chirashi sushi \1200, Nigiri sushi \1000
    Capacity 20 people
    Lunch box not available
    Parking lot available / Microbus not available

    7-9 Shinmachi, Toyosato Town, Tome City
  • Robata Sasaki

    Open Lunch 11:30-13:30 Dinner 17:30-23:00
    Closed Mondays
    Miso ramen \780, Spicy miso ramen with leeks \880, Sautéed liver with garlic chives \680
    Capacity 10 people
    Lunchbox not available
    Parking lot available/Microbus available

    11-10 Shinmachi, Toyosato Town, Tome City
  • Sato no Chaya Sakura

    Open Lunch 11:00-15:00 Dinner 17:00-22:00
    Closed Mondays, Tuesdays and irregular holidays
    Kakiage soba \650, Torimeshi \700, Kara-age (6 pieces) \700
    Capacity 15 people
    Lunchbox available (negotiable, depends on number of orders), delivery not available
    Parking lot available / Microbus available

    582-1 Kaimachii, Sakuraoka, Yoneyama Town, Tome City (located in the Byodonuma Fureai Park parking lot)
  • Handmade Shop Sowaka

    Open 10:00-16:00
    Closed Thursdays, Sundays
    Pasta \700, Pilaf \600, Waffles \500
    Capacity 15 people
    Lunchbox not available, but to-go available for in-store menu items
    Parking lot available / Microbus available

    144-5 Kaimachii, Sakuraoka, Yoneyama Town, Tome City
  • Yoneyama Michi-no-Eki Roadside Rest Area

    Open 9:00-18:00
    Closed Dec 31st – Jan 3rd
    Yokozuna soup curry \1,100, Abura-fu (deep-fried wheat gluten) on rice \650, Yokozuna grilled pork set meal \1100
    Capacity:25 people
    Lunch box provided (negotiable, depends on number of orders), delivery not available 
    Parking available / Microbus available

    67 Toda, Nishino, Yoneyama Town,- Tome City

※This information is current as of November 2023.Please contact each facility for more information.



  • ● 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 1h 46 min.〉
  • JR Furukawa Station〈 Rikuu‐To Line/approx. 12 min.〉
  • JR Kogota Station〈Ishinomaki Line, Kesennuma Line / approx. 27 min.〉
  • JR Rikuzen-Toyosato Station


  • ● JR Sendai Station〈 Highway Bus to Tome Shiyakusho-mae/approx. 1 h 35 min.〉
  • Tome Shiyakusho-mae 〈Tome City Shimin Bus/approx. 1 h.〉
  • Toyosato-sogoshisho (Toyosato Community Center)


  • ● Sendai Airport IC〈Sendai Tobu Road, Sanriku Expressway/approx. 1 h 10 min.〉
  • Monou-Toyosato IC〈 Prefectural Route 30/approx. 10 min.〉
  • Toyosato Community Center
  • ● JR Furukawa Station
  • National Route 346/approx. 50 min.〉
  • Toyosato Community Center


Toyosato Town
Asano Toyosato Taxi TEL 0120-252-035
Kumagai Taxi TEL 0225-76-2022
Yoneyama Town
Yoneyama Taxi TEL 0220-55-2038

Local Highlights

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.

Yoneyama Michi-no-Eki Roadside Rest Area : soft-serve ice cream

The Yoneyama Michi-no-Eki Roadside Rest Area makes and sells locally produced softserve ice cream (“soft cream”). The flavors use seasonal ingredients, with the most popular being the ichigo (strawberry) which uses local Yoneyama strawberries.


Abura-fu or “deep-fried fu” are made by kneading and maturing gluten, a protein component of wheat, and then deep-frying it in vegetable oil. It is an uncommon dish in Japan. “Abura-fu-don" is a rice bowl made in a similar fashion to “Katsudon”: topping a bowl of rice with Abura-fu and egg. It is a popular casual dish in the local region.


A popular, easy and convenient teabag-style stock sachet, made using carefully selected ingredients such as shiitake mushrooms from Tome and Japanese kelp from he Sanriku coast. Delicious dashi stock with great umami and aroma can be made in a few minutes in boiling water.
Purchase Abura-fu and Hito-wa-tome-no-dashi from Toyoma Tourism and Local Produce Center, Yoneyama Michi-no-Eki Roadside Rest Area, Toyosato Ganbarukan and other stockists.

More to Enjoy in Miyagi

Tome City Vibrant nature, comfortable city, smiling people

Tome City, located in the northeastern part of Miyagi Prefecture, is one of the leading breadbasket regions in the Prefecture and is the main production area of Miyagi rice, such as "Hitomebore".
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 Ramsarnvention. 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 Dec 31st – Jan 1st
 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.

* Restaurants serving “Hatto” from the list of places to eat on the left
Mitsuno Sushi (Reservation required), Yoneyama Michi-no-Eki Roadside Rest Area (Winter

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”.

Inquiries about the course

Tome City, Urban Development Promotion Division,
Tourism City Promotion Department
TEL 0220-23-7331