1. Morioka Handi-Works Square

    Address: 1-1-1 Morioka Station Building 4F, Morioka, Iwate

    Morioka Handi-Works Square is a craft center where you can experience traditional crafts from the Iwate Prefecture. Visitors can try their hand at making pottery, weaving, and other crafts under the guidance of skilled artisans.

  2. Chuson-ji Temple

    Address: 202 Hiraizumi Koromonoseki, Hiraizumi, Iwate

    Chuson-ji Temple is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most important temples in the Tohoku region. Visitors can explore the temple complex and admire the beautiful architecture and artwork.

  3. Motsu-ji Temple

    Address: 58 Osawa Hiraizumi, Hiraizumi, Iwate

    Motsu-ji Temple is another UNESCO World Heritage Site in the Iwate Prefecture. The temple complex features beautiful gardens and a pond, as well as numerous ancient buildings and statues.

  4. Takkoku no Iwaya Bishamon-do Temple

    Address: 1-1-2 Takkoku, Hiraizumi, Iwate

    Takkoku no Iwaya Bishamon-do Temple is a unique temple built into a cave. Visitors can explore the cave and admire the many statues and carvings inside.

  5. Morioka Castle Site Park

    Address: 1-1 Uchimaru, Morioka, Iwate

    Morioka Castle was built in the 17th century and destroyed in the 19th century, but the park surrounding the site is still a popular spot for locals and tourists. Visitors can enjoy walking paths, cherry blossom trees, and a small museum about the castle's history.

  6. Geibikei Gorge

    Address: 467-2 Nagasaka Tamagawa, Ichinoseki, Iwate

    Geibikei Gorge is a beautiful natural attraction in the Iwate Prefecture. Visitors can take a boat ride down the river and admire the towering cliffs and waterfalls.

  7. Morioka Zoological Park

    Address: 3-1 Takizawa, Morioka, Iwate

    Morioka Zoological Park is home to over 200 species of animals, including tigers, lions, and bears. Visitors can also enjoy a petting zoo and a playground.

  8. Wanko Soba

    Address: Various locations throughout the Iwate Prefecture

    Wanko Soba is a local specialty of the Iwate Prefecture. It is a type of soba noodle served in small bowls, and diners are encouraged to eat as many bowls as they can. It's a fun and unique dining experience!

  9. Jodogahama Beach

    Address: Miyako, Iwate

    Jodogahama Beach is a stunningly beautiful beach with crystal clear water and unique rock formations. Visitors can enjoy swimming, sunbathing, and exploring the beach's many nooks and crannies.

  10. Kitakami Tenshochi Cherry Blossom Festival

    Address: Kitakami, Iwate

    The Kitakami Tenshochi Cherry Blossom Festival is a popular event held every spring in the Iwate Prefecture. Visitors can enjoy a leisurely walk under the cherry blossom trees and participate in various cultural events and activities.