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Pleasure Boat / Water Cruise Spots in Iwate Area

  • Sappa Ship Adventure
    Travel / Tourism
    Iwate Pref. Shimoheiguntanohatamura Tsukue 142-3
    An exciting boat ride offered at in Tsukue, Tanohata Village, Shimohei County. Riders board the Sappa-sen, a small shore boat once used for sea urchin fishing, to enjoy a fun cruise. One of the cruise’s greatest attractions is the small boat’s ability to enter caverns and get right up to the jagged shore of the area, something normal pleasure boats cannot mimic. The sight of the cliffs of the Kitayamazaki Coast towering 200 meters directly overhead from this small vessel is truly stunning.
  • Miyako Jodogahama Boat Cruise
    Travel / Tourism
    Iwate Pref. Miyakoshi Hitachihamachou 32-69
    This very popular pleasure cruise will take you around Miyako Bay in about 40 minutes. You’ll be able to enjoy some of the best sights in Sanriku Geopark, not to mention several famous sights such as National Scenic Beauty Jodogahama Beach, the Natural Monuments Rosoku-iwa Rock, the Shiofukiana blowhole, Hidejima Island, and others. You can even feed the black-tailed gulls as you take in the scenery.
  • Kitakami River Pleasure Boat
    Travel / Tourism
    Iwate Kitakami-shi Tachibana 14-chiwari 21-1
    This pleasure boat operates from the inlet near Kitakami Tenshochi Park located in Tachibana, Kitakami City. It runs during the “Kitakami-Tenshochi Sakura Festival” held from mid-April to early May every year. You can see the cherry blossoms at one of the three major cherry blossom spots in Michinoku, and carp streamers on the Kitakami River.
  • Kitayamazaki Meguri Sightseeing boat
    Travel / Tourism
    Iwate Shimohei-gun Tanohata Mura Raga 60-1
  • Sightseeing boat Rikuchu Maru
    Travel / Tourism
    Iwate Miyako-shi Hitachihamacho 32-4
  • Goishikaiganshuyuukouro
    Travel / Tourism
    Iwate Pref. Ofunato City Akasakicho Nagahama14-5
  • Goishi Kaigan Tourist Pleasure Boat
    Travel / Tourism
    Iwate Ofunato-shi Massakicho Ebisu Hama

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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