Iwate is enjoyable any time of the year - ski at Appi Ski Resort in the winter, marvel at Tenshochi’s cherry blossoms in the spring, swim in the pristine waters of Jodogahama Beach and cool down in Ryusendo Limestone Cave in the summer, and hike at Mount Iwate while being surrounded by fall foliage in autumn.
A park dedicated to hydrangeas
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..
The Hanamaki festival is held on the second Friday, Saturday, and Sunday of September each year. It features drum and shamisen playing..