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Botanical Garden Spots in Iwate Area

  • Polan Square Garden
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    Iwate Pref. Hanamakishi Yasawa 1-1-36
    A square located close to the Miyazawa Kenji Memorial Museum in Yasawa, Hanamaki City. The name is derived from a fairy tale of the same name written by Kenji Miyazawa. Highlights include the sundial flower bed and Nansha flower bed dutifully recreated based on the designs of Kenji Miyazawa.
  • Hachimantai Flowerland
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Iwate Pref. Hachimantaishi Hirakasa 2-6-270
    Hachimantai Flower Land is a botanical garden, located in the city of Hachimantai in Iwate Prefecture, which gives visitors the opportunity to enjoy landscapes with flowers in every season. Up to 1,200 kinds of flowers, trees, and other plants are planted here so that visitors can come into close contact with the natural wonders of the Hachimantai area. Mofu Mofu Animal Land, with alpacas, rabbits, ponies, and other animals, is a popular attraction. Visitors can even take small dogs on walks through the gardens.
  • Flower and Garden Mori no Kaze
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    Iwate Iwate-gun Shizukuishicho Oshuku 10-64-1
    This authentic Western style garden, located a 25-minute drive from the Morioka Interchange on the Tohoku Expressway in Iwate District, Iwate Prefecture, is one of the largest of its kind in Japan. The garden was designed by world class landscape architect Kazuyuki Ishihara. The facility is divided into the Mori no Keikoku main garden, which is filled with an abundance of seasonal flowers and waterside landscapes; and the Mori no Oka community garden, created based on the idea of a secret flower garden. The facility's store sells gifts and souvenirs like local specialty products, seasonal flower seedlings, and soft serve ice cream. Several events are held here throughout the year such as lighting up the gardens at night.
  • Iwate Prefectural Floriculture Center
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    Iwate Isawa-gun Kanegasaki Cho Rokuhara Kashiranashi 2-1
    This botanical garden is located along Prefectural Route 159 in Kashiranashi, Rokuhara, Kanegasaki Town, Isawa County. It has a greenhouse where you can see subtropical fruit trees, carnivorous plants, Okinawan subtropical plants and succulents, and a flowerbed and herb sample garden outside. In addition, there are exhibitions of duplicate paintings by Koko Fukazawa, a painter from Iwate who drew a lot of works with wild flowers as motifs, and a flower bed for cultivating the flowers drawn in the works.
  • Oirinoshimesei Botanical Garden
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Iwate Pref. Moriokashi Tsunagi Dougasawa
  • Iwate Prefectural Museum
    10 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Iwate Morioka-shi


  • Hanamakionsen Rose Garden
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Iwate Hanamaki-shi Yumoto 1-125
  • Nanshoso
    11 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Iwate Pref. Moriokashi Shimizuchou 13-46

    Nanshosho is a historic protected residence that is open to the public. The house has been preserved in top condition and has very interesting architecture. The location is quiet and peaceful; it...

  • Flower Workshop Ra Ra Club
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Iwate Iwate-gun Shizukuishicho

Iwate Main Areas


A northern Tohoku prefecture promising peace and quiet, Iwate is sparsely populated, replacing people with snow-capped mountains, history-rich sites, and fields of crops that are to thank for the region’s delicious local cuisine. Meander along the three-city Golden Route, where you’ll visit the grand Buddhist temples of Hiraizumi and the Tono folk villages before tasting the three famed noodle dishes of Morioka.

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