Miyazawa Kenji was a children's fairy tale writer, he is well-known as the author of Night on the Galactic Railroad, The Life of Guskou Budori, and more. In Bungo Stray Dogs, a story about famous literary authors who turn into individuals with super natural powers, he appears as one of its characters. Miyazawa Kenji passed away at the age of 37, and this fairy tale village is an entertainment facility where visitors can experience the worlds he created in his lifetime. Within a lush natural environment, visitors can explore "Kenji’s School", which presents the worlds of his titles in five themed zones, "Kenji’s Classroom", which is composed of exhibition halls inside log houses, and more.
Address: 26-19 Takamatsu, Hanamaki, Iwate Prefecture
Opening hours: 08:30～16:30
Admission fee: Adult 350yen, High school or University students 250yen, Elementary or Junior High Students 150yen
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In the hometown of Miyazawa Kenji -- Hanamaki, Iwate Prefecture -- apart from Miyazawa Kenji Dowa Mura, there are other facilities where visitors may also find his footprints, for example, Miyazawa Kenji Memorial Museum, Miyazawa Kenji Ihatov Museum, and more. There are "Kenji Yukari No Chi Annaiban” (Information Boards of Places Associated with Kenji) in 30 places throughout the city that help visitors plan their route. Besides, when we talk about Hanamaki, the Hanamaki Hot Spring (as pictured) is also a charming attraction, with the Namari Hot Spring the inspiration for the “Namari No Yu” in Miyazawa’s fairy tale, Nametoko Yama No Kuma (The Bear of Nametoko Mountain).
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