A large historical farm with green pastures and Mt. Iwate in the background
The Golden Hall (Konjiki-do) is a World Heritage site showing Buddhist culture in the Tohoku region.
A beautiful World Heritage site. There is an elegant garden of the Heian aristocrats who lived in the Tohoku region
A 27 km mountainous driving course through the picturesque scenery of Hachimantai
Immerse yourself in the beauty of the four seasons at this gorge created from the natural rocks and waterfalls
The castle of a “Nambu” feudal lord inside a park. The remains of the stone walls have history carved into them
The magnificent culture of the Tohoku Heian nobility is recreated here, and the park is famous as a location for filming samurai dramas
Cruise down the beautiful Geibikei Gorge as you listen to the strains of the “minyo” folk song “Oiwake Uta”
The world of the “Pure Land” as the scenery of mysterious stone mountains rises up from the bay
Mysterious blue waters that expand into the cave. A remote part of Jodogahama that can be toured by a “sappa” boat.
A Tenman-gu shrine that has enshrined a guard dog so charming that it is almost like a mascot character
Iwate’s finest grand shrine with its magnificent red shaden and large torii gate piercing the sky
You gotta get up early! An inexpensive market selling vegetables of the season raised on the great land under the pure sky
A fully restored World Heritage site that expressed the world of the Pure Land
A lively local fish market with ample fresh seafood brought in from Japan’s prominent fishing grounds off the Sanriku coast
Rural districts, water wheels, thatched-roof houses…experience the region of Tono within the landscape of a recreated agricultural village
The remains of a glorious temple of the past related through a pond, embankments and foundation stones
A pure white Daikannon statue that rises 48.5m in height with a beautiful contrast with the blue sea
A limestone cave with a deep blue, clear and tranquil lake of mystery
An interactive facility where the artisans of Morioka gather to show the traditional handicrafts from the good old days
Take a dynamic walk along the grand panorama of precipitous cliffs that boast “Japan’s Most Beautiful Coastline”
A deep pool of a clear stream which is the home of the kappa water sprites mentioned in folklore!
Japan’s biggest wooden Kannon statue at 17ｍ is enshrined here in a temple that was built in 1912
A wild landscape consisting of a cooled and hardened lava flow down the mountain
An open-air museum relating the old hometown traditions of Tono
An ancient temple in a town of temples which has retained a charm from the feudal era which was dedicated to the 500 Buddhist arhats (statues)
With its gigantic cooling tower jutting out from within a heavily-wooded mountain, this is Japan’s first geothermal plant
The traditional taste of Iwate as you continuously gobble down bite-sized bowls of soba.
A railway that soars up to the galaxies runs here. A bridge in a remote woodland that spurs thoughts of nostalgia.
A matchmaking shrine built in the Edo Era at the foot of Mt. Atago, it is said to bring romantic fulfillment
Arhat (people who have achieved Nirvana) statues carved into natural rock in prayer for the repose of souls of those lost during a great famine which...
Enjoy the regional taste of sake and local beer that has garnered international acclaim
The scenery of machiya townhouses as vestiges of Edo when water transportation on the Kitakami River flourished
At 40 degrees north latitude, a panorama of superb scenery that is said to have the most beautiful seasonal changes
The landscape of soaring cliff walls carved into a zigzag shape as it juts out into the ocean
From a pit dwelling to a Nambu Magari house, this is an open-air museum with examples of old Iwate architecture
A pure Japanese onsen inn surrounded by primeval forest, it provides healing from a simple mountain hospitality and supreme waters
The World Heritage blast furnace is in the middle of a forest. The history of its modern-day iron manufacturing is related to the present day
Stroll through the garden and relax in a hot bath. Spend a soothing time in Tono
Hot boiled noodles are topped with a special sauce of miso and minced meat for a rich taste!
A mountain onsen with a wild feeling and hot waters roaring through the rough rock
Noodles with a firm bite are combined with a spicy soup to create a well-matched invigorating taste that makes up the attractive reimen
Locally enjoy sea urchin for which freshness is key! This is the perfect place for uni which is creamy and has plenty of sweetness
Tour World Heritage sights, dine on the fruits of the sea and enjoy some sake while soaking in bubbling hot springs.