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Iwate Prefecture Top 10 Attractions

Iwate Prefecture is the second largest prefecture in Japan home to historically significant destinations, rich natural landscapes, and a variety of rural towns and villages.

Genbikei Gorge

Most people go to Hiraizumi for the temples listed as World Heritage Sites. However, you can’t go to this area and miss seeing this stunning gorge.

Hiking Mount Iwate

Mount Iwate is 2,038 meters tall and can be accessed from 6 different trails. I have always hiked it from the East side via a trail called "umagaeshi", which means "where horses turn around".

Koiwai Farm

Koiwai Farm was founded in 1891 by Masaru Inoue, Makoto Ono, and Yanosuke. They pooled their finances and engineering know how together to reclaim a barren landscape.

Genbikei Gorge

Genbikei Gorge is located just outside of Ichinoseki City in Iwate Prefecture. The gorge is shaped by the rapid flowing water of the river, resulting in smooth and interwoven