10 Things to Do in Shintotsukawa

10 Things to Do in Shintotsukawa Shintotsukawa ( 新十津川町 ) is a town in the Sorachi Subprefecture of Hokkaido, Japan . The town got its name after many of the victims of the Great Totsukawa Flood in Totsukawa Village in Nara Prefecture moved and settled in the Tokku wilderness in Hokkaido. They named their settlement Shintotsukawa which means “ New Totsukawa ” after the name of their old village. For those planning to visit the town of Shintotsukawa to check what it has to offer, here are the 10 Things to Do in Shintotsukawa : Shintotsukawa manhole covers 1. Take a picture of the  manhole cover of Shintotsukawa . So far, I have seen one unique manhole cover which is common in the central part of town. The colored version of it is displayed inside the Shintotsukawa Town Hall. Shintotsukawa Product Center 2. Visit the  Shintotsukawa Product Center  and buy products that are produced or made in the town. You can also get the town stamps here. This place isn’t hard to miss as its façade is

Shintotsukawa Local History Museum - Hokkaido

The Shintotsukawa Local History Museum ( 新十津川町開拓記念館 ) is a museum located at 1-1 Central in the town of Shintotsukawa in Hokkaido Prefecture, Japan . It was built to commemorate the 90th anniversary of the opening of the town. Shintotsukawa Local History Museum Shintotsukawa Local History Museum Details The Shintotsukawa Local History Museum is also called the Shintotsukawa Town Pioneer Memorial Hall . It was built in 1980 to preserve the history of the town’s early pioneers who migrated to Hokkaido in the mid-19th century. Shintotsukawa Local History Museum - Shintotsukawa town, Hokkaido Prefecture Shintotsukawa Town ( 新十津川町 ) has a unique history as it was founded by a group of pioneers who left the island of Honshu in search of a better life. These pioneers faced many challenges as they settled in the harsh environment of Hokkaido. They had to clear forests, build homes and farms, and create a community from scratch. Despite these difficulties, they persevered and established a th

Shintotsukawa Shrine - Hokkaido

Shintotsukawa Shrine ( 新十津川神社 ) is the main shrine of the town of Shintotsukawa. It is located at 37-1 Central, Shintotsukawa in Hokkaido Prefecture, Japan . Shintotsukawa Shrine Shintotsukawa Shrine details In September 1890 (Meiji 23), discussions took place for the establishment of a shrine in what was still Shintotsukawa Village at that time. Since the residents mostly originated from the village of Totsukawa in Nara Prefecture, they decided that the new shrine be named Tamaki Shrine after the shrine of the same in their former village. Shintotsukawa Shrine - Shintotsukawa town, Hokkaido Prefecture In January of the next year, 1891 (Meiji 24), a temporary shrine was built on the banks of the Tokutomi River near the Kikusui village office to receive the spirits of Tamaki Shrine's five enshrined deities which are Kuninotokotachi no Mikoto, Izanagi no Mikoto, Izanami no Mikoto, Amaterasu Omikami, and Kamuyama who is also called Hiko no Mikoto. It was relocated to the finished sh

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