Tendo: Home to Shogi and Hot Springs
Since the start of the Onsen boom in the early 90s the number of visitors to the Tendo onsens has decreased by half. We want to help Tendo Onsen return to this level of success! That’s why we decided to set up the Tendo Onsen Yatai Village: Toyokocho.
The name Toyokocho comes from a shogi game piece named Tokin, which represents a foot soldier that has been promoted to a higher rank due to successful play in the game.The meaning behind this is simple, if you come to the Toyokocho you’ll have an enjoyable time and “win at life”, so to speak.
At Toyokocho you can enjoy food and sake that’s been created using locally sourced ingredients, while also been able to play a few shogi games.
This yatai village was set up for locals and vistors to mingle and have fun getting to know one another. We look forward to many people coming.