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13 upcoming events
Hanamaki Souminsai

Hanamaki Souminsai

Early Jan

The Hanamaki Souminsai is held every year on January 2nd at the Koshio shrine on Mount Koshio.

Iwate 12 Free
Kokusekiji Sominsai in Oshuu

Kokusekiji Sominsai in Oshuu

Early Feb

A winter water purification ceremony, participants strip down to only a loin cloth. Next they face several challenges to show bravery..

Iwate 1 Free
Iwate Snow Festival

Iwate Snow Festival

Early - Mid Feb

The Iwate Snow Festival is held at the Makiba area in Koiwai Farm every February, and known as one of Tohoku's 5 Great Snow..

Iwate 3 Free
Sakura Season at Iwate's Takamatsu Park

Sakura Season at Iwate's Takamatsu Park

Mid - Late Apr

Iwate's Takamatsu Park features on the list of Japan's Top 100 Cherry Blossom viewing spots, and it's a popular destination..

Iwate Free
Kitakami River Rubber Boat Race

Kitakami River Rubber Boat Race

Monday - Jul 25th

An annual rubber race down the Kitakami River in Morioka. You can enter as a competitor or simply as a slow cruise down the river..

Iwate 2 ¥7,000
Morioka's Sansa Odori

Morioka's Sansa Odori

Early Aug

The Morioka Sansa Odori is held every year August 1st-4th. In addition to being the world's largest taiko drum gathering, ..

Iwate 1 Free

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