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Waterfall Spots in Iwate Area

  • Kamabuchi Waterfall
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    Iwate Pref. Hanamakishi Yumoto Dai1chiwari
    This beautiful and famous waterfall on Daigawa River, running to Hanamaki hot spring is 8.5 meters high and 30 meters wide waterfall that flows down a giant boulder. It is a designated as one of the best “scenic spot of Ihatov”.
  • Fudo Falls
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    Iwate Pref. Hachimantaishi Takahata
    Fudo Falls, 15 meters high, is deep inside the precincts of Sakuramatsu-jinja Shrine in the city of Hachimantai, Iwate Prefecture. It is a famous spiritual power spot and contains such landmarks as the Marriage Tree. Fudo Falls has been selected as One of Japan's Best 100 Waterfalls and One of Iwate's 20 Most Famous Water Attractions. Many visitors and worshipers come to this shrine to admire its scenery in all four seasons.
  • Nusakake Falls
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    Iwate Shiwa-gun Yahabacho Kemuyama
    This falls is about a ten-minute drive from the Morioka-Minami Interchange on the Tohoku Expressway. It is at the entrance to one of the climbing routes on Mt. Nansho. The falls is 7 meters high and 4. 5 meters wide and is notable for consisting of an upper and lower stage. It is known as a good place to escape summer heat and to absorb negative ions, features that attract many tourists who seek to cool off in the summer. In former times, the winter hunters who roamed Mt. Nansho prayed for safety by making offerings (“nusa”) to the gods, which is how the falls received their name. The area is beautiful for spring greenery and autumn leaves and other seasonal wonders, and in the river above Nusakake Falls is another waterfall, Kitanosawa Otaki Falls, 13 meters high.
  • Aonotaki
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    Iwate Miyako-shi
  • Otaki
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    Iwate Iwate-gun Kuzumakimachi
  • Otaki
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    Iwate Hachimantai-shi
  • Ogasenotaki
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    Iwate Hachimantai-shi
  • Odaki
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    Iwate Ofunato-shi
  • Odaki
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    Iwate Kesen-gun Sumitacho
  • Gongentaki
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    Iwate Miyako-shi
  • Senjogataki
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    Iwate Kamaishi-shi
  • Takadaki
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    Iwate Kamihei-gun Otsuchicho
  • Nanaorenotaki
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    Iwate Hanamaki-shi
  • Nanataki
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    Iwate Iwate-gun Kuzumakimachi
  • Nanataki
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    Iwate Hachimantai-shi
  • Fuenukinotaki
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    Iwate Hanamaki-shi
  • Mataichinotaki
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    Iwate Prefecture Tono
  • Medaki
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    Iwate Kesen-gun Sumitacho
  • Momiji Taki
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    Iwate Kamaishi-shi
  • Rendaki
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    Iwate Iwate-gun Shizukuishicho

Iwate Main Areas

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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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