Iwate Prefecture

Iwate Prefecture

Things to do - general

Welcome to Iwate

The biggest city in Iwate prefecture, just 2 hours and half from Tokyo by bullet train is Morioka.

The city has very good local transportation system where you can easy move around until late night. Mountains, rivers and local food, three strong point the attract tourism every year! We suggest you to try the local craft beer and Wanko soba a really food experience!

Near by Morioka you can find some major cities like Tono, Miyako and Kuji.

Tono is a rural town in the hills of central Iwate Prefecture, the area is well know for beautiful landscapes and traditional farms. In Tono you can rental bicycle and ride around rural area where you can visit the river where born the legendary story of the “Kappa” and Denshoen Park a folk village with traditional farmhouses and warehouses.

Miyako city and Kuji city are part of the Michinoku Coastal Trail, Japan’s newest 1000 km hiking trail in the northeastern Tohoku region. Those cities were hit by te giant tsunami of the 2011 and government decided to make the costal area a national park, to help local people to re-build a new Economy life, in fact the Michinoku Coastal Trail is really nice hiking trail, kind of a mix between forests and sea side, for outdoor lovers it is a perfect place to explore.

Sports & nature

The Michinoku Coastal Trail, Japan’s newest 1000 km hiking trail in the northeastern Tohoku region

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Culture and history info

The legend of Kappa and Denshoen Park

Culture and history image

Unfortunately there are no accommodations at this location at the moment.

Cycling at local area in Tono

Cycling at local area in Tono

Iwate Prefecture, Tohoku Region
A wonderful experience in the deep north Japan, a day trip from Morioka Tour Route: Morioka – More info
Kakunodate the Samurai town

Kakunodate the Samurai town

Iwate Prefecture, Akita Prefecture, Tohoku Region
The historical samurai town of Kakunodate Highlights: Kakunodate (Akita) Ichinoseki – Iron Fa More info
Michinoku Coastal Trail at Jodogahama and Fudai Medium Course

Michinoku Coastal Trail at Jodogahama and Fudai Medium Course

Iwate Prefecture, Tohoku Region
A wonderful experience in the deep north Japan, a walking the Michinoku Coastal Trail at Jodogahama More info
Michinoku Coastal Trail at Jodogahama Beginner course

Michinoku Coastal Trail at Jodogahama Beginner course

Iwate Prefecture, Tohoku Region
A wonderful experience in the deep north Japan, a walking the Michinoku Coastal Trail at Jodogahama More info
Michinoku Coastal Trail at Kabushima and Samurai ishi Medium course

Michinoku Coastal Trail at Kabushima and Samurai ishi Medium course

Iwate Prefecture, Aomori Prefecture, Tohoku Region
A wonderful experience in the deep north Japan, a walking the Michinoku Coastal Trail at Kabushima B More info