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Hanamaki

Onsen area in central Iwate

About Hanamaki
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Things to do in Hanamaki

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Hanamaki Souminsai

Hanamaki Souminsai

Early Jan

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

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Where to eat in Hanamaki

Sobe's Cafe

Sobe's Cafe

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Sobe's Cafe is much more than a natural food restaurant, they grow their own organic rice and other vegetables. They also have..

Places to stay in Hanamaki

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Iwate Hanamaki Airport

Iwate Hanamaki Airport

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The Iwate Hanamaki Airport was designed with accessibility in mind. The convenient transport hub has routes to a number of cities..

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About Hanamaki

Hanamaki offers a collection of hot spring areas in central Iwate prefecture, including the Hanamaki Onsen, Dai, Shidodaira, Osawa and Namari – known collectively as the Hanamaki Onsenkyo Village. This is thanks to the vast natural environments that bless the Hanamaki area, with the city bordering the two national parks of Towada-Hachimantai National Park and the Hayachine Quasi-National Park.

It is also known as the home to Kenji Miyazawa, a fable writer born here in 1896 whose imaginative stories have captured the hearts and minds of many children and whose life work is celebrated here.

Visually, Hanamaki comes alive each September thanks to the Hanamaki Festival – with the shishi odori parade of dancers in deer costume a well-respected highlight.

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