Iwate is usually forgotten by most visitors, in fact, most don't even know it exists but it's a jewel to discover. It's the largest prefecture in Japan with one of the lowest population. That leaves a lot natural beauty to explore.
This is only a sample of some of the activities available in Iwate. Whether you like outdoor activities, relax in one of the many hot springs, enjoy some of the best seafood and food products in Japan. There is something for everyone, come and see for yourself.
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I grew up in Quebec, Canada and studied electronics in college, never worked in that field. Moved to Vancouver in the early 80's where I found my real passion, cooking. I ran my own restaurant for 14 years after that worked as a financial advisor for 4 years, I really enjoyed that too but we had to move to Japan for family reasons. After moving to Japan I started teaching English and French. I enjoy teaching too but most of all I enjoy challenges, moving here was challenging but really interesting. Another challenge that I had been thinking about for about 20 years was renovating a house, so for the last 2 years that is what I have been doing. I bought a 25 year old house and am bringing it to modern standards in terms of comfort and earthquake strength. In my time off I like cycling, hiking and snowboarding in winter. Of course I still enjoy cooking. Hope you like my articles.