Iwate, a prefecture located in northern part of Japan. Though some parts in Iwate were seriously hit and destroyed by the tsunami in 2011, March after the major earthquake. Now, Iwate has gained popularity as it is the setting of the NHK morning drama “Amachan”.
Though it is not as famous as the bigger cities in Japan such as Tokyo and Osaka, Iwate in its place has many beautiful places for travelers to visit and enjoy nature; the beauty of the ocean, the far stretching highlands and magnificent mountains. Let us introduce you the 10 most beautiful shrines and temples that you can find in Iwate and the festivals that you can’t miss!