"Futamata and Akiha Shrine, Tenryu-ku, Hamamatsu" Futamata by taigaa001

Futamata Travel Guide: 9 reviews and 17 photos

Gateway to Far North Area of Hamamatsu

Futamata is a downtown area of Tenryu-ku, one of the seven wards of Hamamatsu. Futamata is also a gateway to Hokuen Area rich both in nature and culture and Tenryu-ku is the largest ward of Hamamatsu, 944 square kilometers in area (about half in size of Tokyo-to), and the population is only about 34,000 making it one of the most sparsely populated areas of Japan.

Visiting Historical Places

Futamata area has full of historical sites, so my next Futamata trip will focus on castle ruins and temples, but I would also like another visit to Akino Fuku Art museum and Soichiro Honda Museum of Manufacturers' Spirit.
Nobuyasu Tokugawa
When it comes to the history of Futamata, the tragedy of Iyeyasu Tokugawa's first son Nobuyasu plays a great role. Nobuyasu was put to death at the age of 21 by his own father who doubted that his son was allied with the archenemy Takeda clan. Futamata people feel really sorry for this tragedy and they even hold a festival in November to honor the tragic prince of Okazaki.

Akiha Shrine and Haruno

Akiha Shrine is one of the most popular destination of Far-North area of Hamamatsu. Akiha Shrine is known to enshrine the god of fire prevention.

Webpages about Akiha Shrine
Akiha Jinja--Akiha Shrine
Akiha Shinko
Photo of Akiha Shrine(Hamamatsu City Webpage)
My Hamamatsu Life
Akiha Fire Festival '09

Tatsuno and Shirakura Valley

  • Last visit to Futamata: Sep 2010
  • Intro Updated Apr 3, 2011
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  • Rabbityama's Profile Photo
    Jan 30, 2011 at 1:04 AM

    Interesting page! I have only been to Fujinomiya in Shizuoka, but friends say that its a great prefecture! I love Okayama prefecture!

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