In the hills above T?no, these eerie, moss-covered rock carvings of 500 disciples of Buddha were fashioned by a priest to console the spirits of those who died in a 1754 famine. It's a truly unique site – approach respectfully.
If you head east on foot from the station along Kaiun-bashi for about 20 minutes, you’ll eventually come to this landscaped park, where Morioka-jō once stood. All that remains of the castle, completed in 1633 and destroyed in 1874, are its moss-covered stone foundation walls. Still, you can get a sense of its scale.
This peaceful temple is dedicated to the deity image of Obinzuru-sama. Behind the temple is the kappa-buchi pool, where Tōno's famous water sprites lurk. It is said that if pregnant women worship at the shrine on the riverbank, they’ll produce plenty of milk, but only if they first produce a breast-shaped offering. The tiny altar is filled with small red or white cloth bags, most replete with nipple.