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Iwate

Cultural discoveries from Hiraizumi to Morioka

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Morioka's Sansa Odori

Morioka's Sansa Odori

Justin Velgus

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

Chuodoori street Aug 1st - Aug 4th Free

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Where to eat in Iwate

Hot Jaja, Morioka

Hot Jaja, Morioka

Justin Velgus

Hot Jaja is a restaurant specializing in Jajamen noodles. Located right in front of JR Morioka Station, it's the perfect p..

Places to stay in Iwate

Hotel Pearl City Morioka

Hotel Pearl City Morioka

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Hotel Pearl City Morioka is perfectly situated right in the heart of the city. A short distance from Morioka Station, and righ..

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About Iwate

Okinawa Nagasaki Fukuoka Saga Kumamoto Kagoshima Miyazaki Oita Ehime Kochi Tokushima Kagawa Yamaguchi Hiroshima Okayama Tottori Shimane Hyogo Kyoto Osaka Wakayama Nara Shiga Mie Fukui Ishikawa Toyama Gifu Aichi Nagano Shizuoka Niigata Yamanashi Kanagawa Tokyo Saitama Gunma Tochigi Chiba Ibaraki Fukushima Miyagi Yamagata Iwate Akita Aomori Hokkaido
Region Tohoku
Island Honshu
Capital Morioka
Population 1,330,147
Area 15,275.01 sq. km
Main Station Morioka Station

Iwate Prefecture (岩手県, Iwate-ken) is perhaps most famous for Chuson-ji and Motsu-ji, which are two of the five sites that make up the World Heritage Site “Historic Monuments and Sites of Hiraizumi.”

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.

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