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Things to Do in Iwate

The Shrine colours reflect brialliantly during the later hours of the afternoon and early morning (Photo: Chris Barnes)

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If you're visiting Iwate, check out this list of top tips and things to do to make the most of your time there.

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Visit to Genbikei Gorge

Visit to Genbikei Gorge

Sarah Mathews

Most people go to Hiraizumi for the temples listed as World Heritage Sites. However, you can’t go to this area and miss seeing..

Iwate 1
Hoonji Temple 9

Hoonji Temple

Chris Barnes

The Hoonji Temple is home to the famous 500 Buddhist Disciples. This unique attract is one of Morioka's best.

Iwate 3
Morioka Autumn Festival 2024

Morioka Autumn Festival 2024

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..

Iwate 4
Top Attractions in Iwate

Top Attractions in Iwate


Iwate Prefecture is the second largest prefecture in Japan home to historically significant destinations, rich natural landscapes,..

Iwate 8
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