Experience / Training / Vehicle Spots in Iwate Area

  • Koiwai Farm
    313 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Iwate Iwate-gun Shizukuishicho Maruyachi 36-1

    The Worlds Best Butter! Iwate Koiwai Pure Butter Ultra Smooth, Creamy & Silky With Four Leaves Snow Blanc & Danish Loaf! #iwate #koiwai #pure #butter #ultra #smooth #creamy #silky #fourleaves...

  • Tategamori Ark Farm
    11 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Iwate Pref. Ichinosekishi Fujisawachoukinomi Kinuisawayama 9-15
    This is a sustainable farm that stretches out to the south of Mt. Kenjo. The animals mostly run wild and the farm sells its own-brand Mukashi Tamago Eggs and Tategamori Kogen Buta Pork as well as processed products such as ham and sausages. The farm also has a flower garden and a herb garden and the many different kinds of flowers such as lavender and tulips, depending on the season, are popular with tourists. The farm also holds events so that visitors can get to know the animals and interactive classes for children.


  • Jodogahama Marine House
    13 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Iwate Miyako-shi Hitachihamacho 32-4
    "The Hachinohe Hole, located in Sanriku, Iwate Prefecture, is known as the Blue Cave. Its name comes from the fact that a dog was once found in the cave in Hachinohe City, Aomori Prefecture. The cave dead-ends at 8 meters, but shines blue as sunlight reflects off the water surface and walls. The cave can only be accessed by ""sappa boats"" used by local fishermen, and boarding is available at the Jodogahama Marine House on Jodogahama. The view of Jodogahama is also one of the highlights."

    I was super disappointed and did not get to experience the blue cave despite physically being there! I was seated in the back on the right side, and the people in front of us (who were able to...

  • Koiwai Farm
    Travel / Tourism
    Iwate Pref. Iwategunshizukuishichou Maruyachi 36-1
    A spacious, 3,000 hectare farm, one of the largest in Japan, located in the southern foot of Mt. Iwate. In addition to a horse riding facility and sheep field, the farm’s tourist area is dotted with attractions children and adults can enjoy. Many of the farm’s structures are historically important, and 21 of the farm’s buildings, including the office and storehouse, built between the Meiji and early Showa periods, were designated Important Cultural Properties in 2017. Visitors who take part in the guided Cultural Property Tour can view some of these Cultural Properties.
  • Kitayamazaki Cliffs Cruise Boats
    12 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Iwate Shimohei-gun Tanohata Mura Shimanokoshi 104-2
    The 50-minute cruise from Shimakoshi Port to Kitayamazaki offers a magnificent coastline known as the Alps of the Sea. The 200-meter cliffs, oddly shaped rocks and stones, and beautiful blue sky and sea scenery that you can see from the sea will make you want to take pictures of them again and again. Visitors can also enjoy the cries of the petrels that soar along with the boats and the feeding of the petrels.


  • Kitakami Tenshochi Horse-Drawn Carriage
    Travel / Tourism
    Iwate Pref. Kitakamishi Tachibana
    This charged sightseeing carriage operates from around April to May during the Sakura Festival held annually in Kitakami City, Iwate Prefecture. It goes about 20 minutes among the cherry blossom trees that were chosen as one of Japan's Top 100 Cherry Blossom Spots. In addition, many tourists visit during the Sakura Festival because there are cherry blossoms lit up at night, food stalls and events.
  • Geibi Gorge Boat Trip
    Travel / Tourism
    Iwate Prefecture Ichinoseki City Nagasaka cho 467
    The boarding site for the Geibikei Gorge Boat Trip is located in the city of Ichinoseki in Iwate Prefecture. The 90-minute trip allows you to enjoy the gorge fully and view the scenery that changes with the seasons, including wisteria blossoms in May and autumn leaves in the fall. In the winter, customers can make reservations to ride down the river in so-called kotatsu boats, in which guests sit at heated tables while eating Kinagashi Nabe, a hot pot dish of meat, tofu, and other ingredients cooked in miso broth.
  • Kyukamura Iwate Amihari Onsen
    Travel / Tourism
    Iwate Pref. Iwategunshizukuishichou Nagayama Komatsukura 14-3
    This lodging facility is located in Shizukuishi-cho, Iwate County. In Towada Hachimantai National Park at the foot of Mt. Iwate, you can enjoy the Amihari Onsen no Yu, a famous hot spring with a 1,300-year history. It can also be used for day-trip bathing. In addition, the facilities meet the various needs of guests including conference rooms, souvenir shops selling specialty products and a large hall. It also operates skiing and camp areas.
  • Strawberry House Takahashi
    2 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Iwate Hanamaki-shi Ishidoriyacho Godaido 9-84
    This strawberry farm is located approximately an eight-minute drive from JR Shin-Hanamaki Station. The sweet and juicy strawberries are carefully grown in the greenhouses using electrolyzed water agricultural methods. The farm cultivates a variety of strawberries, including Tochiotome, Sagahonoka and Akihime strawberries. The farm is open for strawberry picking from around December to July, with an unlimited-time all-you-can-eat. The farm closes for the day when there are no more strawberries left to pick. The greenhouses are fully accessible, and visitors can enjoy picking the strawberries even from a wheelchair.

    苺狩りに2歳の子供と初挑戦。 苺好きの子供が、飽きるほど苺を食べ、自身もしばらく苺はいいと思うほど楽しめた。 また別の苺狩りも行ってみたいと思うほど、良い経験が出来た。

  • Iwate Children's Center Iwate Kodomo no Mori
    Life / Living / Hospital
    Iwate Pref. Ninohegunichinohemachi Okunakayama Nishitako 1468-2
    This is Iwate Prefecture’s only large-scale children’s center. It is a hands-on facility that allows children to play freely in nature, and experience many things through various games with friends and family. There are campgrounds, accommodation facilities, outdoor and indoor playgrounds in the vast grounds surrounded by beautiful beech forests. In the indoor area there are various places to play such as an adventure tower “Noppii” with various gimmicks, “Rakugaki-dori” (Scribble Street) where visitors can draw freely, and various workshops are held on weekends.
  • Sanriku Railway
    Travel / Tourism
    Iwate Pref. Miyakoshi Sakaechou 4
    This tourism railway is located in Miyako City, Iwate Prefecture. It runs through the Sanriku Coast and is made up of the Kita-Rias and Minami-Rias lines. The Kita-Rias Line goes from Miyako Station in Miyako City to Kuji Station in Kuji City, and the Minami-Rias Line goes from Sakari Station in Ofunato City to Kamaishi Station in Kamaishi City. In addition, it is known for their kotatsu train, with horigotatsu (heated dug-out seating) installed in the train cars, that they operate during the winter.
  • Shizukuishi Yu-Yu Farm
    1 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Iwate Iwate-gun Shizukuishicho Minamihata 33-23-14
    Shizukuishi YU-YU Farm, located along Prefectural Route 172, features a horse farm that was built on a former baseball field. The representative, Mr. Masayuki Shibata, opened the farm in 2016 (Heisei 28), where visitors can enjoy sports horseback archery. Visitors are also welcomed by Popo, a former stray cat, and can complete the horseback riding experience while sipping chamomile herb tea grown on the farm.

    乗馬体験をしたことがない初心者でも、流鏑馬の体験ができます。 最初に、弓矢の打ち方を教えてもらい練習をします。 そのあとで、実際に馬に乗り3回常歩(引き馬でゆっくり歩く)で弓をうちます。 小学4年の子供がやりましたが、初めの弓の練習が難しくて、なかなか矢が飛びませんでした。先生が根気よく丁寧に教えてくれて、しかもものすごく上手で大会の優勝経験もあるすごい方でした。 最終的には上手にできるようにな...

  • Iwate Kenmin no Mori
    Travel / Tourism
    Iwate Pref. Hachimantaishi Matsuoyoriki 1-515-5
    This forest park is in Yoriki, Matsuo, Hachimantai City to the north of Mt. Iwate. Covering about 360 hectares, it offers facilities such as a campground, walking paths, recreational areas, and a woodworking center. Their Forest Learning Center is constructed with timber from the prefectural. It has a large wooden playscape, an observation room, and an exhibition area with displays on the forest. They also hold handicraft programs,.
  • Chiba Farm
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Iwate Ichinoseki-shi Kawasakicho Usuginu Shimomaki 93
    A tourist farm where strawberry picking is the main activity. They grow large Yayoihime and Sachinoka strawberries–with their nice sweet and sour balance–in large vinyl greenhouses. In addition to soil plantings, there are also hydroponic beds where you can harvest strawberries without bending over. Visitors pay the entry fee and enjoy all-you-can-eat strawberries without a time limit. They also sell strawberries to bring with you as gifts.
  • Kamisuki-kan
    Travel / Tourism
    Iwate Ichinoseki-shi Higashiyamacho Nagasaka Cho 390
    A Tozan-washi Japanese paper shop with a long history. Its origins go back over 800 years to Fujiwara Clan fugitives in Hiraizumi, Oshu that were defeated by the Kamakura forces. The handmade washi is made with paper mulberry processed with a special technique, making it more durable than other Japanese paper. They sell stationery, postcards, envelopes, and colored paper made with washi. Their paper making workshops are open to everyone, and once the paper you make has dried they'll have it delivered to your home.
  • Beach Art 7
    Travel / Tourism
    Iwate Shimohei-gun Tanohata Mura Kitayama 129-10 Kitayamazaki Visitor Center
    This workshop can be conveniently accessed by a sightseeing share taxi from Tanohata Station. A reservation is required. The workshop takes place in Kitayamazaki Visitor Center and the beaches in the town, and allows visitors to make items using shells and stones. In approximately 30 minutes to an hour, visitors can make one of seven different types of item, such as an original photo stand or cellphone strap. The workshop uses stones smoothed by the waves as its blank canvas, each being completely unique. Visitors can glue the one-of-a-kind shells to a message board to make their own unique creations, limited only by their imagination.
  • "Iwate Experience Community Center Hiraniwa Kogen Experience Center ""Mori no Kodamakan"""
    Travel / Tourism
    Iwate Iwate-gun Kuzumakimachi Ekari 1-95-55
    This community center is located approximately a 40-minute drivefrom Kunohe Interchange on the Hachinohe Expressway, via National Route 340. The hands-on learning facility, Furusato no Monozukuri, has a huge variety of experience workshops where visitors can learn about the bounty of Hiraniwa Highland's rich nature. Visitors can enjoy a number of activities, such as the plant and wild grape dyeing experience, where visitors can use refreshing colors to dye a handkerchief, or the October-limited wild grape harvesting experience. A reservation is required. There are also experience workshops that do not need a reservation, such as the flower pressing experience. At the restaurant in the hotel, visitors can enjoy a glass of wine with dishes which are made locally for local consumption, such as Kuzumakikogen homemade soba.
  • Marine Rose Park Noda Tamagawa
    Travel / Tourism
    Iwate Kunohe-gun Nodamura Tamagawa 5-104-13
    Located about a 70-minute drive from the Hachinohe Expressway’s Kunohe Interchange, this experience facility opens part of the Noda Tamagawa Mine, one of Japan's leading manganese deposits with a history of more than 100 years, to the public as a sightseeing mineshaft. In addition to reproducing mining work with machines and dolls, it also exhibits gemstones, minerals and fossils from around the world. It is now known as the only mining site for rhodonite in Japan, sells “marine rose” jewelry and natural stones processed from rhodonite, and offers original jewelry-making experiences.
  • Ono Sangyo Design Center
    Travel / Tourism
    Iwate Kunohe-gun Hirono Cho Ono 58-12-30
    Located about a 20-minute drive from the Hachinohe Expressway’s Kunohe Interchange, this facility serves as a crafts base inside Ohno Campus located at the midpoint of National Route 395. There are workshops for woodworking products known by the name “Ohno Mokko” and sakiori (woven fabric produced from worn out cloth torn thinly and woven tightly) handed down in Ono, and there is also an exhibition and sales corner. In addition, there are 18 facilities such as accommodation facilities, bathing facilities, restaurants, a park golf course and petting zoo where you can experience learning, creating, playing and eating at any age.
  • Shiwa Vineyard
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Iwate Shiwa-gun Shiwacho Sahinai Ii Toyoda 59-1
    This vineyard is located about 30 minutes from the Shiwa Interchange on the Tohoku Expressway via National Route 456 and is one of many vineyards in Iwate Prefecture. Located among the range of broad, green hills in the Sahinai District of Shiwa Town, it welcomes visitors. It grows grapes in environmentally friendly ways and prioritizes production of a reliable product. The rows of vines are far apart enough to allow a wheelchair to pass through, and since they are inside a simple greenhouse, visitors can pick grapes even when it is raining. Between late August and early October, Shiwa Vineyard sells grapes by weight for visitors to take home. Visitors who make reservations may barbecue in specified places.

Iwate 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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