The city is inland near the border of Akita prefecture and surrounded by tall mountains. Although Morioka is not a hotspot tourist destination; however, there are many interesting places in and around the city.
Come to Iwate to experience a colorful dreamscape of crystals and light. At the Kenji Miyazawa Fairy Tale Village, you can jump into a world befitting of fairies.
The steep hill should not discourage you from climbing further ahead, as the best part of Hiraizumi awaits at the top of the hill in Chuson-ji. The beauty of multiple pagodas built in a form of a “Buddhist Pure Land” is just the beginning. The highlight is, of course, saved at the very end: the Golden Hall.
Japan has an abundance of UNESCO World Heritage Sites (18 in total) including an amazing 17 sites in Kyoto which are classified as one under the title “Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto”.
SL Ginga is a steam locomotive has started its service as a symbol of the recovery from the Great East Japan Earthquake.
Michinoku Minzoku Mura (Michinoku Folklore Village), where you can stroll around the folklore history of Tohoku region from ancient times to modern days.
Michinoku Minzoku Mura is situated on the shore across the Kitakami Station on the Tohoku Shinkansen over Kitakami River.
Osawa Onsen is located in an area 30 minutes away from the Hanamaki Station of the Tohoku Main Line to the west by bus.
Morioka, the capital of Iwate Prefecture, is located at the middle part of inland Iwate Prefecture in Tohoku Region, about 450 kilometers north of Tokyo. The city area is blessed with scenic beauties created by Mount Iwate and some of nice rivers. Morioka Sansa Odori (Dance) Festival is one of the typical example of summer festivals held in Tohoku region. It had previously been held from August 1st to 3rd, but in recent years it has been a four-day festival which is held from August 1st to 4th. Morioka Sansa Odori is a local dance dating back as old as Edo period(1603-1868) when it was governed by Morioka Domain. Long […]