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Factory / Workshop Spots in Iwate Area

  • Asabiraki Showa Asahi Gura
    Travel / Tourism
    Iwate Morioka-shi Daijijicho 10-34
    This sake brewery that was founded in 1871 is located in Daijiji-cho, Morioka City. It brews the famous Asabiraki sake brand using traditional handmade processes and modern processes using the latest equipment. In addition to conducting free tours of the sake brewing process, the local sake product shop offers free tastings, and sells limited edition sake, delicacies and drinking vessels.
  • Iwachu Tekkikan
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    Iwate Pref. Moriokashi Minamisemboku 2-23-9
    A theme-park style Nanbu ironware factory located in Minamisenboku, Morioka City, Iwate Prefecture. Visitors can view a gallery of Nanbu ironware dating back 400 years and take a tour to view the ironmaking process free of charge. The adjoining shop sells old-fashioned Nanbu ironware and a variety of ironware souvenirs. In recent years, the shop has come to offer a variety of products designed to meet the needs of modern lifestyles while making use of traditional techniques, and its modern designs and colorful cookware are particularly popular.
  • Morioka Handi-Works Square
    80 Reviews
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    Iwate Pref. Moriokashi Tsunagi Oirino 64-102
    This facility is home to first-rate artisan groups who craft authentic handiworks every day. It consists of the industry revival center, the handi-works square, and the “magariya” zone. The handi-works square offers visitors a chance to craft various Morioka specialty products and hosts events as well, giving people a chance to observe artisans up close and try their hand at making their own items. The local cultural site “Nanbu Magariya” is a must-see as well. It’s about 20 minutes by car from the Morioka Interchange on the Tohoku Expressway.

    This is a great concept for people to have hands-on on traditional Japanese crafts. We went on a weekday and the place is pretty quiet. Unfortunately, there are very little English signs or...

  • Sahara Glass Park
    14 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Iwate Pref. Ichinosekishi Gembichou Takinou no yu 263-1
    The glassware dealer is located in Ichinoseki City. They exhibit glass products from all over the world including Japan. In addition to selling glass products, you can also have a glassmaking experience if you make a reservation in the glass workshop. You can try glassblowing and making dragonfly balls. The second floor of the shop is a restaurant where you can enjoy drinks such as coffee, snacks and set meals using local ingredients.


  • Edel Wein Outlet Store Wein Chateau Ohasama
    11 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Iwate Pref. Hanamakishi Ohasamamachiohasama 10-18-3
    This winery is located in Hanamaki City, Iwate Prefecture. It is directly operated and offers a rich selection of wines. The store is divided into a dealer area where you can taste wines for free, and a tasting room where you pay to taste specially made wines. You can also tour and see wine bottle checks, production and the barrel fermentation room.


  • Kuzumaki Winery
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    Iwate Pref. Iwategunkuzumakimachi Ekari 1-95-55
    This winery, located in Hiraniwa Highland in Iwate District, Iwate Prefecture, was established in 1979 as part of a project aimed at town renewal utilizing the area's crimson glory vine grapes. Focused on making wines rooted in the local community, the winery makes wines like Yamabudo Wine made exclusively with crimson glory vine grapes; Hotaru; and Foret, a wine made with European grapes which has won awards in international wine competitions. Visitors can taste and purchase the winery's wines in the on-site shop. With an advance reservation, you can tour the winery and view the production tanks, bottling facility, and even the wine cellar, plus enjoy soba noodles and other dishes at the adjoining restaurant dedicated to local production for local consumption.
  • Baeren Brewery
    Travel / Tourism
    Iwate Pref. Moriokashi Kitayama 1-3-31
    "A brewery located a 10-minute walk from JR Kamimorioka Station. The brewery makes traditional, classic style beers using brewing equipment purchased from the south of Germany. The brewery took the top prize at the first ""Japanese Craft Beers We Want to Share with the World"" contest and also published a book on the journey from the brewery's foundation to winning this event. There's a room where visitors can see inside the brewery, and a brewery shop where you can taste fresh made local beer. The staple Classic has been brewed since the brewery was established and is characterized by its excellent balance between body and bitter flavor."
  • Kita no Chocolate Factory & Shop 2door
    Travel / Tourism
    Iwate Ninohe-shi Ishikiridokoro Arase 65-3
    "A chocolate factory and shop located a 15-minute walk from JR Ninohe Station. The facility was opened by Iwateya, a long standing nanbu senbei rice cracker company, in 2016. The facility makes and sells ""Choco Nanbu Premium"" chocolate covered nanbu senbei confection series. The factory stands behind the shop and visitors can watch as products are made beyond a glass window. There are a wide variety of confections to choose from, including ""Tablet Choco"" flavorful sesame seed nanbu senbei covered with smooth chocolate, and ""Choco Nanbu Ice"" chocolate ice cream blended with nanbu senbei."
  • Narushima Washi Craft Center
    Travel / Tourism
    Iwate Hanamaki-shi Towacho Hokusei Shima 5-202
    About five minutes by car from Towa Interchange on the Kamaishi Expressway. An experience facility where you can learn about Narushima Washi, the northernmost Japanese washi paper with a tradition of more than 300 years. Narushima Washi is a simple Japanese paper made with a mix of paper mulberry bark and panicle hydrangea. Known for its unique, inviting texture, today it is mainly used for calligraphy paper, stationery, postcards, crafts, etc. Visitors can also join in a washi paper making experience where they create their own paper. The facility is also the production base of Narushima Washi, and you can observe the process in the winter when paper making is in full swing.
  • Kojiya Motomiya Miso Kobo
    Travel / Tourism
    Iwate Hachimantai-shi Terashida 165-28
    This miso brewing facility is located along National Route 282 in Terashida, Hachimantai City. It holds homemade miso workshops where you can experience making miso using high-quality domestic soybeans under the guidance of professionals (reservation required). You can take home about four kilograms of miso that you have prepared yourself, and you can also use the on-site shop and restaurant.
  • Iwai Sales
    Travel / Tourism
    Iwate Pref. Moriokashi Minamisemboku 2-chome 23-9
  • Iwatekenkigyokyokuiwahoradaichihatudensho
    Travel / Tourism
    Morioka, Iwate Prefecture Nichito Ubafutokoro 36-34
  • Iwayadotansuseisankyodokumiai
    Travel / Tourism
    Iwate Prefecture Oshu City Esashi Atago Ebisu 68-1
  • Edel Wine Plant
    Travel / Tourism
    Iwate Hanamaki-shi Ohasamamachi Ohasama Dai10-chiwari 18-3
  • Oigenchuzou
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    Iwate Prefecture Oshu City Mizusawa Haneda Town Horinouchi 45
  • Sho Kuji Shotogeien
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    Iwate Pref. Kujishi Kokujichou Dai31chiwari 29-1
  • Johojiurushigeinodendoshizukuseisha
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    Iwate Pref. Ninoheshi Jouboujimachi Your mountains Maeda 23-6
  • Nippon Homes Bread
    Travel / Tourism
    Iwate Pref. Hanamakishi Touwachoutsuchisawa 1ku 89-2
  • Fujisato Carpentry shop
    Travel / Tourism
    Iwate Oshu-shi Esashi Tawara Kanisawa 185
  • Yoshida Seimen
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    Iwate Oshu-shi Esashi Odaki Honoki 220-1

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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