Must See Spots in Iwate

Koiwai Farms, Makiba-en Park

A large-scale dream farm created by founders Gishin Ono, Yanosuke Iwasaki and Masaru Inoue The huge 3000ha pastoral lands of Koiwai Farms is a famou...

Chuson-ji Temple

  Chuson-ji Temple, a heritage site for Heian Buddhist culture that came of age in the Tohoku region Chuson-ji is a temple built upon a 130m hi...

Motsu-ji Temple

  The miraculous Motsu-ji Temple with its legend of the white deer When the great priest Ennin came to this land during his pilgrimage through...

Genbikei Gorge

  The beauty of mountain torrents created from natural rocks of unique shape Genbikei Gorge is a land of picturesque scenery that has been kno...

Esashi Fujiwara Heritage Park

Historical buildings restored on its vast grounds The Esashi district of Oshu City where the historical park Esashi Fujiwara Heritage Park is locate...

Geibikei Cruise

  The vista of a secluded area built from strangely-shaped rocks and cliffs Geibikei is a gorge on the Satetsu River, a tributary of the Kitak...

Jodogahama

  A Place of Scenic Beauty that boasts an unworldly beauty Sanriku Fukko National Park’s Jodogahama with its wonderful scenery of sea an...

Kita Yamazaki

Yamase, a wondrous forest, and cliffs that spread out Kita Yamazaki, which is situated at the northern part of Sanriku Fukko National Park, is an 8km...

Densho-en

The recreated nostalgic farm lifestyle Tono has come to tell of the old life through many ancient folk tales and myths. At Densho-en which brings th...

Goishi Coast

A Place of Scenic Beauty with a deeply-indented shoreline boasting a natural beauty The Goishi Coast which is a part of Sanriku Fukko National Park...

Hachimantai

Hachimantai’s beautiful seasonal changes Hachimantai is a mountainous area at the northern end of the Ou Mountains straddling Iwate and Akita P...

Tono City Museum

Many exhibits to relate the folk customs of Tono steeped in mystery The Tono City Museum was first opened in 1980 as Japan’s first ethnic muse...