Experience / Training / Vehicle Spots in Iwate Area

  • Koiwai Farm
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    4.0
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    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.

    Great place to expend all day I visited during winter, you can see Mt. Iwate on the background and huge snowed camp. At night there is illumination

  • Tategamori Ark Farm
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    3.5
    11 Reviews
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    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.

    売店や軽食屋はやってました。入園料も無料でした。鹿、羊、ポニー、ウサギなどの動物が近くで見れて、遊具もあります。季節によってはラベンダー畑もあるみたいです。

  • Strawberry House Takahashi
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    3.0
    2 Reviews
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    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。

  • Kyukamura Iwate Amihari Onsen
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    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.
  • Iwate Kenmin no Mori
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    5.0
    1 Reviews
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    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,.

    道の駅でここのことを教えてもらいました。広くて遠くの山が見えて開放感があります。春に何回か訪れましたが、モクレンと桜が咲くころ、本当に美しいです。近くの白樺の森も素敵ですよ。 敷地内に県民の森森林ふれあい学習館がります。 すぐそばにある松川の方に行ってみましたが、立派な岩があってカタクリの花とフキノトウが咲いていました。

  • Geibi Gorge Boat Trip
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    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.
  • Kitakami Tenshochi Horse-Drawn Carriage
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    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.
  • Chiba Farm
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    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
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    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
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    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"""
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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.
  • Sun Farm
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    Iwate Morioka-shi Mukainakano Shinden 7 , Shiwa-gun Shiwacho Kitazawa Nakasawa 14 (Blueberry , Sakuranbo)
    This is a farm located in Morioka City. Handed down through 11 generations in Morioka for about 300 years. The farm grows fruit, such as cherries and berries, as well as rice and vegetables, and manufactures and sells processed foods. It has a cherry orchard in Mukainakanoshinden in the same city, and it operates cherry and berry orchards in Shiwa Town, Shiwa County. It holds cherry picking and blueberry picking events depending on the season.
  • Asashima Kanko Ringo Orchards
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    Iwate Morioka-shi Ogayu 27-chiwari 54-11
    These apple orchards are located in Ogayu, Morioka City. Various varieties of apples are cultivated using special cultivation with less than half the amount of chemical fertilizers and pesticides. In addition to apple picking that you can enjoy from around mid-September, they also have a system where you can own your own apple tree.
  • Iwate Prefectural Takizawa Forest Park Birdwatching Nature Center
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    Iwate Takizawa-shi Sunakomi 1533-1
    This forest is located in Sunakomi, Takizawa City. It is a natural forest of broad-leaved trees such as Japanese red pine that spreads over a hill with an altitude of about 250 meters, and has many mammals, insects and birds such as the narcissus flycatcher and great tit that inhabit it. In addition to renting out equipment that can be used for nature observations and holding nature-related exhibitions in the adjoining Nature Center, it also conducts nature observation events on the third Sunday of every month.
  • Ihatovo Appi Highland Nature School
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    Iwate Hachimantai-shi Appikogen
    This is an experiential learning center located in the Hotel Appi Grand in the Appi Highland, Hachimantai City. Making use of the natural environment of the Appi Highland, it offers learning experiences in nature study, sports, food, agriculture and forestry, daily life skills, and culture. Visitors can buy memberships, which entitle them to privileges such as participation in special events.
  • Saikaen
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    Iwate Hachimantai-shi Obuke 31-111-3
    This strawberry farm is located in Obuke, Hachimantai City. Strawberry picking is held from late December to around June. In addition, they sell flower seedlings directly and also homemade miso and jam, and hold container garden workshops. You can experience strawberry picking at a reduced price during the Saikaen Festival held in early June.
  • Shu Blueberry Farm
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    Iwate Kitakami-shi Aisaricho Nakanarisawa 45-9
    This blueberry farm is located in Nakanarisawa, Aisari-cho, Kitakami City. It cultivates about 600 trees from more than 20 varieties of blueberry, and holds blueberry picking usually from around the beginning of July. In addition to lunch menu items such as roast pork shoulder stewed in blueberries, the cafe in the restaurant offers specialty coffee roasted in-store, desserts and blueberry juice.

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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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