Take a local train to Tenryu and Hamamatsu art destinations. Start with the Fuku Akino Art Museum and its environs near Kakegawa Station

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Take the local train on the Tenryu Hamanako Railroad Line to Tenryufutamata Station, a charming destination registered as a tangible cultural property. Then head to the Fuku Akino Art Museum, which appears to have jumped out of the pages of a fairytale book. After enjoying the signature ramen served at Tenryufutamata Station, head out to this unique hands-on museum where you can learn about Hamamatsu’s culture of musical instruments.

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JR Kakegawa Station

Approx. 50 minutes from Kakegawa Station to Tenryufutamata Station on the Tenryu Hamanako Line followed by a 15-minute walk from Tenryufutamata Station

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Fuku Akino Art Museum

15-minute walk

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Tenryufutamata Station/Home Run Ken Ramen

4 minutes on the Tenryu Hamanako Line: disembark at Nishikajima Station; 30 minutes on the Enshu Railway; disembark at Hachiman Station followed by a 2-minute walk

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Yamaha Innovation Road

20-minute walk

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Hamamatsu Museum of Musical Instruments

10-minute walk

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JR Hamamatsu Station

Sample route guide

Mina Kato, Tokoha University
Enjoy a leisurely journey on the Tenryu Hamanako Line or Enshu Railway. This trip will let you see how Hamamatsu is a town of craftsmanship, be it musical instruments or paintings.

Yuta Yamamura, Tokoha University
Embark by train to the Fuku Akino Art Museum. Let the train rock you back and forth as you proceed through lovely scenery. The Yamaha Innovation Road lets you experience the finest in high-quality instrument sound. The Hamamatsu Museum of Musical Instruments lets you see and listen to a range of musical instruments from around the world. This route takes you through Hamamatsu, a town all about music.

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JR Kakegawa Station

Approx. 50 minutes from Kakegawa Station to Tenryufutamata Station on the Tenryu Hamanako Line followed by a 15-minute walk from Tenryufutamata Station

1Fuku Akino Art Museum

Enjoy the works of Fuku Akino, which feature motifs of Indian temples, scenery, and people

The high ceilings feature a skylight and rustic beams, making for a remarkable entrance

The Fuku Akino Art Museum collects and exhibits the works of Fuku Akino, a Japanese-style painter born in Futamata-cho, Tenryu-ku who received the Order of Culture for her work. They also host several special exhibits each year. Fuku Akino sought to explore new possibilities for the expressive potential of Japanese art, also working in India and developing a unique style. The building in which these works are displayed was designed by architect Terunobu Fujimori, and incorporates natural materials like lacquer and Tenryu cedar for an inviting look. To enter the exhibit space, you remove your shoes and sit down in a room with marble floors and woven mats, gazing at the artwork from your preferred angle.

Address:130 Futamata, Futamata-cho, Tenryu-ku, Hamamatsu City, Shizuoka Prefecture
Inquiries:053-922-0315

A space featuring natural materials like Tenryu cedar and lacquer

In addition to a collection of the works of Fuku Akino, they also hold special exhibits several times a year

The inviting terrace lets you experience the unique views that this museum nestled in the hills has to offer

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The Fuku Akino Art Museum has a lovely, bright interior. Guests remove their shoes when entering, allowing you to experience the museum in utter relaxation. Local Tenryu cedar is used throughout the building, making it look like a true “Museum in the Forest.” You’ll be so at ease, you’ll lose track of time. It is a bit of a walk from Tenryufutamata Station, but there are nice vistas to see on the way.

15-minute walk

2Tenryufutamata Station/Home Run Ken Ramen

The train platform at Tenryufutamata Station is also a tangible cultural property. Feel as though you’ve traveled back in time

Home Run Ken is a ramen shop located at the station that serves traditional ramen and is highly popular. As soon as it opens, many guests descend on the shop

Tenryufutamata Station on the Tenryu Hamanako Line was built in 1940. The station building, platform, railway turntable, and other fixtures are rare railroad artifacts that are inscribed as Japanese tangible cultural properties. The overall mood takes you back to the Showa period. Home Run Ken is a ramen shop within the station. The traditional ramen here is popular, with people making the trip to Tenryu just to try it. Select from either a richly-flavored soy sauce broth or one with a light soy sauce taste.

Address:114-2 Akura, Futamata-cho, Tenryu-ku, Hamamatsu City
Inquiries:053-952-2275 (Tenryufutamata Station)
053-925-8103 (Home Run Ken, Futamata Location)

The Tenryu Hamanako Railroad operates a one-carriage train that is popular among train aficionados. See lovely scenery out the train window

4 minutes on the Tenryu Hamanako Line: disembark at Nishikajima Station; 30 minutes on the Enshu Railway; disembark at Hachiman Station followed by a 2-minute walk

3Yamaha Innovation Road

An acoustically-tuned space plays host to audiovisual exhibits, tuned to reach all visitors in the room.

Since you can even play famous instruments like the the Yamaha CFX grand piano (costing approximately 20M JPY) and a B?sendorfer piano with Gustav Klimt imagery painted on it (17M JPY), music aficionados from near and far come to visit.

This museum lets you learn about and experience the history and future of Yamaha products, which span 130 years since the company was founded. Twelve dedicated spaces showcase Yamaha’s history and technology, with historic instruments and the current lineup of products lining the exhibit. You can also play some of the guitars and pianos. You can also learn about Yamaha’s ongoing developments in new technology, such as stereoscopic techniques, automated music performance synchronized to virtual video, and more.

Address: 10-1 Nakazawa-cho, Naka-ku, Hamamatsu City, Shizuoka Prefecture
Inquiries:053-460-2010

The instrument exhibit space has the impressive lineup you would expect from a manufacturer of diverse instruments

20-minute walk

4Hamamatsu Museum of Musical Instruments

The collection even boasts some of the finest Asian instruments in the world, like the gamelan

See instruments from Asia, Oceania, Africa, the Americas, and Europe

The Hamamatsu Museum of Musical Instruments is Japan’s only public museum devoted to instruments. 1,500 instruments from around the world are on display and categorized by region, type, and age. Headphones are installed to let you listen to the diverse music. In addition, there are sound and video exhibits, areas where you can see and hear musical performances, as well as special concerts and talk panels, not to mention guided tours. Children and adults alike will have a blast.

Address:3-9-1 Chuo, Naka-ku, Hamamatsu City, Shizuoka Prefecture
Inquiries:053-451-1128

Headphones let you listen to various music on your journey

10-minute walk

JR Hamamatsu Station

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