Transportation: Walk / Time required: 90 min
2. Daisan Fire Department Station10 min
3. K-Bocco Shoe Store8 min
4. Uehara Kimono Store
Start at Matsuno Yu Community Center
The pine tree, protruding from the roof of the community center, is said to be 350 years old.
The starting point of this excursion is the Matsuno Yu Community Center, which was originally a bath house.
Walk 1 min
Daisan Fire Department Station
Boasting its original Taisho era exterior, this fire department station has the oldest retro fire engine in Japan on display on the first floor of the fire tower.
It is a must-see sight!
Walk 10 min
K-Bocco Shoe Store
Bocco Shoes, a once lost craft, are rare long winter boots made of natural rubber.
Each pair is handmade by a craftsman.
Walk 8 min
Uehara Kimono Store
Uehara Kimono Store is housed in a historical building characterized by the romantic style of Taisho era.
The double hung windows on the second floor add to its traditional appearance.
Walk 2 min
Kissa Kura Café
Kissa Kura is a coffee shop in Maemachi, an area where the traditional ambience of Taisho era remains.
Situated in a renovated Meiji era “Misegura“, a store with walls made with mud, Kissa Kura is a popular spot for coffee.
Walk 5 min
Kaguji Square is a park that was built as a shared space by combining the backyards of some merchants on Komise Street.
The spacious grassed park features the “Koi Yosare” monument designed by Kuroishi high school students and a stone monument dedicated for songwriters with ties to Kuroishi city.
Walk 4 min
Matsuno Yu Community Center
At the final stop of this route, enjoy drinks and sweets at the Tsudoi no Kura Café.
The community center is open freely for resting after the excursion and outside foods and drinks are permitted.