The Hokuen (Northern) Area (Tenryu, Haruno, Sakuma, Misakubo, Tatsuyama), 90% of which is surrounded by forests, is abundant in greenery and home to lakes and rivers. Through the center runs the mighty Tenryu River. The area displays history and traditional culture as influenced by these surroundings. A wide variety of outdoor leisure can be enjoyed here in the magnificent natural settings. Various types of traditional culture as well as the simple lifestyle of the local people can be seen here.
Enshu Tenryu Boat Rides
A 50 minute boat ride down the Tenryu River is a refreshing and thrilling experience. You can appreciate the natural beauty of the Tenryu.
Contact – Enshu Tenryu Boat Rides (Currently stopped its operation)
114-2 Akura, Futamata-cho, Tenryu-ku (Tenryu Ward), Hamamatsu City (Hamamatsu-shi), Shizuoka Prefecture 431-3311, Japan Fare: Adults ¥2.300, children ¥1150, infants ¥600 Hour: Two services a day 11:00 and 13:30 (Saturdays, Sundays and national holidays – extra service at 15:30 ) End of Mar.— end of Nov. Tel: 053-926-2111
Futamata Castle Ruins
Futamata Castle was used as a fortress during the battle between Tokugawa and Takeda. This is also known as the tragic place where Tokugawa leyasu’s oldest son, Nobuyasu, was forced by leyasu to commit hara-kiri or seppuku (ritual suicide).
Contact – Futamata Castle
1709 Futamata, Futamata-cho, Tenryu-ku (Tenryu Ward), Hamamatsu City (Hamamatsu-shi), Shizuoka Prefecture 431-3314, Japan
Tel: 053-925-5845 (Tenryu Tourism Association)
Hamamatsu City Akino Fuku Art Museum
Here the works of the late Japanese-style painter, Fuku Akino from Tenryu, are exhibited. The museum building, made using natural materials such as Tenryu cedar trees and plaster, is also worth seeing. Contact – Hamamatsu City Akino Fuku Art Museum 130 Futamata, Futamata-cho, Tenryu-ku (Tenryu Ward), Hamamatsu City (Hamamatsu-shi), Shizuoka Prefecture 431-3314, Japan Admission: Adults ¥300, high school students ¥150 Closed: Mondays (Tuesday instead if Monday is a national holiday), days for exhibit change, and New Year’s holidays Hour: 9:30-17:00 Tel: 053-922-0315 Fax: 053-922-0316
Tenryu Boat Race Area and Kohan House
This is one of the few boating areas in Japan which has a 2,000m race course. The Hamamatsu City Tenryu Nature Learning Center, named “Kohan House”, adjacent to this boat area, is one of the athletes’ home lodgings. Funagira Dam Park is also located here.
Nationwide High School Invitational Boat Race Competition and Tenryu Boat Festival is held in Tenryu Boat Pier. Tenryu Boat Race Festival during Early Summer in which more than 30 teams participate both from and outside the city. Nationwide High School Invitational Boat Race Competition during March 23-25 is known as the representative boat race for high school students. It is held at the 2000m course along the lake of Funagira Dam, which is one of the longest courses in the Tokai area. The total of about 150 selected high schools participates.
Address – Tenryu Boat Pier
360 Tsuki, Hamamatsu, Tenryu Ward, Shizuoka Prefecture 431-3763, Japan
Tenryu Boat Parking 501 Futamata, Futamata-cho, Tenryu-ku (Tenryu Ward), Hamamatsu City (Hamamatsu-shi), Shizuoka Prefecture 431-3314, Japan Contact – Tenryu Gymnastics Association Tel: 053-925-8061 Fax: 053-925-8061
Tenryu Boat Parking Website: http://www.city.hamamatsu.shizuoka.jp/lifeindex/enjoy/sports/tenryu_stad…
Hamamatsu Sports Association Website: http://www.hamataikyou.com/2009/
Nationwide High School Invitational Boat Race Competition (Shizuoka Rowing Association) Website: http://www.inh.co.jp/~sara/senbatu/senbatu/index.html
Kohan House 963-1 Tsuki, Hamamatsu, Tenryu Ward, Shizuoka Prefecture 431-3763, Japan TEL: 053-923-0319 FAX: 053-923-0310
Kohan House Website: http://www.kohannoie.com/
Tenryu Rest Stations
In the Tenryu area, there are 3 rest stations (Kunma Suisha Village Rest Station, Tenryu Sozu Hanamomo Village Rest Station, Ippukudokoro Yokokawa Rest Station). Here you can taste a variety of simple and traditional local products which can no longer be found in the city. Soba (buckwheat noodles) and Goheimochi (rice cake) made by local people can be eaten here.
Kunma Suisha Village Rest Station
1976-1 Kuma, Hamamatsu, Tenryu Ward, Shizuoka Prefecture 431-3641, Japan TEL: 053-929-0636
Tenryu Sozu Hanamomo Village Rest Station (Peach Blossom Village)
31-10 Okawa, Hamamatsu, Tenryu Ward, Shizuoka Prefecture 431-3755, Japan Tel: 0539 – 23 – 2339 Fax: 053-923-2338
Website: http://www.new-cycling.co.jp/michieki/michi454.html , http://e-tensho.com/ad/hanamomo.html
Ippukudokoro Yokokawa Rest Station
3085 Yokokawa, Hamamatsu, Tenryu Ward, Shizuoka Prefecture 431-3301, Japan Tel: 053-924-0129
Ooguriyasu/Oguriyasu no Tanada (terraced rice paddies)
There are nearly 500 sections of beautifully laid paddy fields, which offer a refreshing and scenic view in every season.
Contact – Ooguriyasu/Oguriyasu no Tanada (terraced rice paddies) 9 Oguriyasu, Tenryu-ku (Tenryu Ward), Hamamatsu City (Hamamatsu-shi), Shizuoka Prefecture 431-3642 Japan Tel: 053-922-0030 (Tenryu Ward Office Industry Promotion Division)
Figure: Tenryu Map
Transportation – Getting Around Tenryu City (Tenryu-shi) in Hokuen (Northern) Area of Hamamatsu [See Tenryu Area Map Above]:
By Train: [Futamata Castle Ruins-Akino Fuku Art Museum] Tenryu Hamanako Line, get off at Tenryu Futamata Station → walk (20~30min.) / Enshu Railway Nishikajima Line Shin Hamamatsu Station → Nishikajima Station (32min.) → Tenryu Hamanako Line, get off at Tenryu Futamata Station (5min.) → walk (20~30min).
By Bus: [Futamata Castle Ruins, Akino Fuku Art Museum] Entetsu Bus Hokuen Main Line, Akiha Line, get off at Akino Fuku Art Museum Entrance → walk (10~20min.)
Tenryu Tourism Contacts:
Tenryu Tourism Association (Tourism Center Tenryu)/ Tenryu Hamanako Railway
114-2 Futamatacho Akura, Hamamatsu, Tenryu Ward, Shizuoka Prefecture 431-3311, Japan
Contact – Tenryu Tourism Association Tel: 053-925-5845 Fax: 053-925-0557
Contact – Tenryu Hamanako Railway Tel: 053-925-6125 FAX: 053-925-2300
Tenryu-ku (Tenryu Ward) Chamber of Commerce, Tenryu Branch/ Tenryu Tourism – Festival Executive Committee
425-5 Futamata-cho Futamata, Hamamatsu, Tenryu Ward, Shizuoka Prefecture 431-3314, Japan TEL: 053-925-5151 FAX: 053-925-3651
Enshu Railway (Far Iron Bus), Tenryu office
6-2 Jirohachi Shinden, Hamamatsu, Tenryu Ward, Shizuoka Prefecture 431-3304, Japan Hours: 10:00 to 18:00 Monday to Friday, Saturday 9 :30-18:00 Closed: 12/31, Sunday and public holidays Tel: 053-925-2125, 053-925-6625 Fax: 053-925-2127
Enshu Railway, Nishikajima station in Tenryu
Tel: 053-925-2274, 053-925-2274
Tenryu Ward Govt. Regional Rural Promotion Division office /Tenryu Council of Forest peer (Hokuen Forestpia)
481 Futamatacho Futamata, Hamamatsu, Tenryu Ward, Shizuoka Prefecture 431-3314, Japan Tel: 053-926-1111, 053-922-0012 FAX: 053-922-0049
Tenryu Ward Govt. Regional Rural Promotion Division: http://www.hamamatsu-inaka.com/
Tenryu Hokuen Forestpia Website: http://e-tensho.com/forestpia/index.html
Shizuoka Prefecture Road Stations: http://www.cbr.mlit.go.jp/michinoeki/map/map_sizuoka.htm
Social Welfare Corporation – Tenryu Kohseikai: http://www.tenryu-kohseikai.or.jp/