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Jodogahama Beach

  • Iwate

Jodogahama Beach in the Sanriku Geopark is located within the Sanriku Fukko National Par…

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Jodogahama Beach

Hachimantai Aspite Line / Snow Corridor

  • Multiple Areas

Mount Hachimantai is a mountainous plateau rising 1,613m above sea level stretching over…

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Hachimantai Aspite Line / Snow Corridor

Motsuji Temple

  • Iwate

Motsuji Temple is a designated UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site along with nearby Chu…

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Motsuji Temple

Chuson-ji Temple

  • Iwate

Chuson-ji Temple in Hiraizumi was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2011 as an …

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Chuson-ji Temple

Ryusendo Limestone Cave

  • Iwate

Ryusendo is one of Japan’s three greatest limestone caves along with Akiyoshido in…

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Ryusendo Limestone Cave

Mt. Iwate

  • Iwate

Mt. Iwate is a volcano with an elevation of 2,038 metres, and is one of Japan's 100 …

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Mt. Iwate

Kitakami City Tenshochi Municipal Park (Kitakami Tenshochi…

  • Iwate

This park along the banks of the Kitakami River is known as a cherry-blossom viewing spo…

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Kitakami City Tenshochi Municipal Park (Kitakami Tenshochi…

Geibikei Gorge

  • Iwate

Geibikei Gorge is an officially recognised national natural monument and is listed as on…

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Geibikei Gorge

Genbikei Gorge

  • Iwate

Genbikei Gorge is a beautiful 2km stretch of gorge along the Iwai River flowing from Mou…

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Genbikei Gorge

Kitayamazaki Cliffs

  • Iwate

Kitayamazaki Cliffs is located in the northern part of Sanriku Fukko National Park, and …

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Kitayamazaki Cliffs

Morioka Castle Ruins Park (Iwate Park)

  • Iwate

A 15-minute walk from Morioka station takes you to Morioka Castle, officially recognised…

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Morioka Castle Ruins Park (Iwate Park)

Kuji Amber Museum

  • Iwate

The Kuji region is known as Japan's largest amber-producing area. The Kuji Amber Mus…

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Kuji Amber Museum

Morioka Handi-Works Square

  • Iwate

Morioka Handi-Works Square has three zones. In addition to the ""handmade work…

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Morioka Handi-Works Square

Morioka Hachimangu Shrine

  • Iwate

Morioka Hachimangu Shrine was built in 1680 by the 29th feudal lord Shigenobu Nanbu. The…

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Morioka Hachimangu Shrine

Rock-Breaking Cherry Tree

  • Iwate

An Edohiganzakura cherry tree is growing within the premises of the district courthouse …

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Rock-Breaking Cherry Tree

Toshichi Onsen

  • Iwate

Toshichi Onsen is located 1,400m above sea level in Tohoku’s highest mountainous a…

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Toshichi Onsen

Michinoku Folklore Village

  • Iwate

Spread out across seven hectares in a secluded place in the mountains, this open-air mus…

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Michinoku Folklore Village

Appi Kogen

  • Iwate

Appi Kogen is a 2,000-hectare stretch of highlands 800m to 900m above sea level. The hig…

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Appi Kogen

Wanko Soba Experience

  • Iwate

Wanko soba is a food tradition of Iwate Prefecture in which soba (buckwheat) noodles are…

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Wanko Soba Experience

Matsukawa Onsen

  • Iwate

Matsukawa Onsen is a small hot spring resort located in Hachimantai, which is known for …

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Matsukawa Onsen

Takkoku no Iwaya Temple

  • Iwate

The cavern where Takkoku no Iwaya Temple is built is said to be the place where Emishi p…

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Takkoku no Iwaya Temple

Miyako City Fish Market

  • Iwate

Miyako City Fish Market, known as the “Kitchen of Miyako” was reopened in Ma…

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Miyako City Fish Market

Hanamaki Onsenkyo

  • Iwate

Hanamaki Onsenkyo consists of 12 hot springs allowing visitors to enjoy a variety of hot…

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Hanamaki Onsenkyo

Bank of Iwate Red Brick Building

  • Iwate

The Bank of Iwate Red Brick Building was built in 1911 as the head office for Morioka Ba…

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Bank of Iwate Red Brick Building

Morioka Sansa Odori Festival

  • Iwate

Morioka Sansa Odori is the world’s largest taiko drumming parade that is held on C…

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Morioka Sansa Odori Festival

Miracle Lone Pine Tree

  • Iwate

In the tsunami that struck Japan at the time of the Great East Japan Earthquake of 2011,…

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Miracle Lone Pine Tree

Hitaka Hibuse Festival

  • Iwate

With sights resembling that of a splendid large picture scroll, the Hidaka Hibuse Festiv…

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Hitaka Hibuse Festival

Kitakami Michinoku Geino Festival

  • Iwate

Kitakami City in Iwate Prefecture has many folk entertainment groups and abounds with ac…

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Kitakami Michinoku Geino Festival

Ichinoseki Hot Spring Area

  • Iwate

This hot spring area lies along Route 342 that leads from Ichinoseki city through to Aki…

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Ichinoseki Hot Spring Area

Kintaichi Onsen Village

  • Iwate

Kindaichi Onsen, located in Ninohe in northern Iwate, is said to have been discovered in…

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Kintaichi Onsen Village

Rokando Cave

  • Iwate

Rokando is a limestone cave made of marble. Surveys to date have confirmed that the tota…

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Rokando Cave

Hoon-ji Temple

  • Iwate

Hoonji Temple is a temple with a long history that is said to have been built in 1394. T…

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Hoon-ji Temple

Marine Rose Park Noda Tamagawa

  • Iwate

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Marine Rose Park Noda Tamagawa

Morioka History and Culture Museum

  • Iwate

The distinctively designed building on the corner of Morioka Castle Ruins Park (Iwate Pa…

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Morioka History and Culture Museum

Iwatesan Shrine

  • Iwate

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Iwatesan Shrine

Kosode Ama Center

  • Iwate

The northernmost ama, who became famous in the NHK morning TV series ""Amachan…

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Kosode Ama Center

Sanriku Railway

  • Iwate

Japan’s longest local railway, stretching for 163 km to link the towns on the Sanr…

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Sanriku Railway

Sappa Boat Ride

  • Iwate

Sappa-sen are small boats used by fishermen along the Rikuchu Coast for catching sea urc…

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Sappa Boat Ride

Kaiunbashi Bridge

  • Iwate

Kaiunbashi Bridge (literally “Good Fortune Bridge”) spans the Kitakami River…

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Kaiunbashi Bridge

Koiwai Farm

  • Iwate

With a history stretching back over 120 years, Koiwai Farm is an important local landmar…

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Koiwai Farm
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