Tenryumura Village

Tenryumura is a small mountain village, nestled in a scenic valley along the Tenryu River in Nagano Prefecture, Japan. With a population of 1,275 and population density of just 12 people per square km, Tenryumura has one of the highest ratios of over-65-year-olds in all of Japan. While this means the population of Tenryumura is shrinking, it also makes the village a special place steeped in history, culture, and tradition, with residents that have valuable and precious stories to share. 

Tenryumura History Project