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Morioka

About Morioka
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Things to do in Morioka

Upcoming Morioka Events

Kitakami River Rubber Boat Race

Kitakami River Rubber Boat Race

Sunday - 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..

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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, ..

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Morioka Autumn Festival

Morioka Autumn Festival

Mid Sep

Each year in September, the streets of Morioka come alive to celebrate the arrival of Autumn. The Morioka Aki Matsuri of the Morioka..

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Where to eat in Morioka

Hot Jaja, Morioka

Hot Jaja, Morioka

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

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Places to stay in Morioka

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About Morioka

Morioka is the capital city of Iwate Prefecture, it has quite a rich history and a few old buildings still remain. It is at the confluence of 3 rivers, Kitakami, Shizukiishi and Nakatsu rivers, a strategic location in old times. It is also located just a few kilometers away from Mt. Iwate, the largest mountain in the prefecture, a volcano.

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