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Visit Folk Art Shop, Samurai House and Owl Cafe Experience in Morioka


Licensed Guide

3:30 hours
up to 6 people
English ( License )
Private tour (only you and your guide)
Walking / Public Transportation Tour
( Contact guide for other options )

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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  • 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.

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What to Expect

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.

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Departure & Return

Starting time 10:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Meeting Point At East Gate, Morioka Station. In front of Mr. Doughnuts shop.
Ending Point At East Gate, Morioka station

Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

Guide fee

What‘s not included

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. read more

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 30 days prior to meeting date
  • 50% Refund - 15 to 29 days prior to meeting date
  • No Refund - Within 14 day(s) prior to meeting date

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make changes after I book?

Yes! If you need to make changes such as removing or adding someone to your booking or changing the date or time of your tour, contact us by phone or email

Starting and ending points of the tour.

After you secure your booking, the starting and ending points of your tour can be customized to your convenience (ex.: your hotel, nearby stations, etc.). Don't worry, we will take care of you! Some tours may have an extra fee for this service, make sure to check the tour page.

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Is the price per person or per group?

The price is charged per group. Which means that you make a one-time payment for your entire group and the price will not change if it is less or more people.

Can I add more people to my booking?

Some guides accept extra people (more than the specified number) for an extra charge. Please check for the extras on the tour or booking page, or contact your guide directly to clarify.

Will there be other tourists in my tour?

No. Your tour is private, only for you and your family or friends, there will be no other group of tourists together in your tour.

Can the guide pickup me at the airport?

Yes, but there will be additional charge for that and it is not by car. The guide will go pick you up using public transportations. For further details, please contact your guide directly.

I'm travelling alone. Can I book this tour?

Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.

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