Other Natural Terrain Spots in Iwate Area

  • Sakiyama’s Blowhole
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    Iwate Miyako-shi Sakikuwagasaki
    This is located across from Hidejima Island, and visitors can watch as seawater propelled by the force of the waves is pushed high into the air. The rising tide can push the water 6 to 15 meters high, and even 30 meters, when the sea is especially rough and a north wind is blowing, making this blowhole the largest in Japan. It has been designated as a National Monument and recognized by Sanriku Geo Park. It can also be viewed as part of an island tour sponsored by Miyako Jodogahama Boat Cruise.
  • Appi Kogen Beech Secondary Forest
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    Iwate Hachimantai-shi Appikogen
    This beech forest is located in Appikogen, Hachimantai City. After being cut down for materials in the early Showa period (1925-1989), it is called a secondary forest because it regenerated over 80 years. There are trekking courses that allow you to stroll through the forest, and it has been selected as one of the top 100 Forested Valleys in Japan.
  • Nishikatsurazawa
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    Iwate Ichinoseki-shi
  • Higashikatsurasawa
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    Iwate Ichinoseki-shi
  • Ichinosawa
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    Iwate Ichinoseki-shi
  • Idosawa
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    Iwate Ichinoseki-shi
  • Hebisawa
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    Iwate Ichinoseki-shi
  • Takahatazawa
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    Iwate Ichinoseki-shi
  • Obinesawa
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    Iwate Ichinoseki-shi
  • Dokusawa
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    Iwate Ichinoseki-shi
  • Sotonokizawa
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    Iwate Oshu-shi
  • Hitotsuishisawa
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    Iwate Ichinoseki-shi
  • Onikoshisawa
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    Iwate Ichinoseki-shi
  • Honterasawa
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    Iwate Oshu-shi
  • Shibutamisawa
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    Iwate Oshu-shi
  • Onikoshisawa
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    Iwate Ichinoseki-shi
  • Numazawa
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    Iwate Oshu-shi
  • Sakasazawa
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    Iwate Oshu-shi
  • Taniwatarizawa
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    Iwate Oshu-shi
  • Takatozawa
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    Iwate Oshu-shi

Iwate 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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