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Museum / Science Museum Spots in Sanriku Coast Area

  • Kesen Carpentry and Folklore Museum
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    4.0
    10 Reviews
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    Iwate Rikuzentakata-shi Otomocho Myoga 1-237
    A museum located a 90-minute drive from the Ichinoseki Interchange on the Tohoku Expressway. The museum is modeled after early Meiji period Kesen homes and was built to pass on the techniques of Kesen carpentry to future generations. The museum was built exclusively with local materials like Kesen cedar wood. The main building is made of wood and modeled after a single story thatch roof family home. Looking up from beyond the irori sunken hearth, visitors can spot Kesen carpentry techniques everywhere, such as three stage beams. There's also a 3.11 Light of Hope eternally lit gas lamp on the grounds which was lit from the 1.17 Light of Hope in Kobe.

    The Kesen carpentry style is unique to the area and unfortunately there are very few carpenters (if any) left to carry on the techniques. Inside the main building with high ceilings is a...

  • Ryusenshindo Science Museum
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    Iwate Shimohei-gun Iwaizumicho Iwaizumi Kannari
    A limestone cave discovered after the Ryusendo Cave–one of Japan's three major caves–in Iwaizumi-cho. In 1967, Ryusendo Cave was discovered during construction to widen a prefectural road. The well-developed cave system and its water course markings have scientific value, and in 1975 it was opened to the public as a science museum. In addition to the stalactites and stalagmites that are still being surveyed, there are abundant traces of pre-modern people. The cave has displays depicting life in the cave, which acted as shelter from the elements. There is also an area of water that looks beautiful when lit up.
  • Iwate Prefectural Fishery Science Museum
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    3.0
    2 Reviews
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    Iwate Miyako-shi Hitachihamacho 32-28
    Japan’s first marine science museum, it is located in Jodogahama Beach about four kilometers from JR Miyako Station. In addition to introducing the history of Iwate’s fishing grounds, traditional and modern fishing methods, and aquaculture techniques, sea life inhabiting the Sanriku area is shown in a giant diorama. There is a large aquarium in the “Osakana Corner” where you can see a variety of marine creatures such as fish found in the waters near Iwate and clown fish living on coral reefs. You can also experience being in the fishing industry by painting scallop shells and coring wakame seaweed, and canning to make time capsules (reservations required).

    浄土ヶ浜は有名で、それぞれの季節 多くの観光客で賑わいます。 その浄土ヶ浜へ行く道の途中にある水産科学館。 正直 私たちが立ち寄った時も 他にはお客さんはおらず。 この施設を県立でやっていくのは 厳しいのでは… と思いました。 外枠は とても立派です! もっと上手に活用すれば良いのに。

  • Hirono Makiba Observatory
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    Iwate Kunohe-gun Hirono Cho Ono 66-8-142
    "To reach this observatory, visitors should drive about 20 minutes from the Kunohe Interchange on the Hachinohe Expressway and follow the road inside the Ono Campus north for 1. 2 kilometers. Located on top of a peak with a clear view, Hirono Makiba Observatory was named ""the best place in Japan for viewing the stars"" in 2007. It is equipped with the largest telescope in northern Tohoku (51-centimeterdiameter reflecting telescope [IK-51NC]), as well as an H specialized solar observation telescope. It has a number of permanent and special exhibits, and visitors can view some of the finest selected astronomical photographs."
  • Kuji Amber Museum
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    4.0
    36 Reviews
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    Iwate Pref. Kujishi Kokujichou Dai19chiwari 156-133
    This museum is located in Kuji City, Iwate Prefecture. Among the amber used in jewelry, this is where you can see amber from Kuji, which has the world's oldest deposits. There are exhibits that show the production of amber and artworks using it. With prior reservations, you can also participate in events where you can experience digging amber.

    琥珀好き、石好きの人には良いと思います。 私はまったく興味がないので、ツアーで参加しましたが、ただの時間つぶしです。 案内してくれた若い男性は、知識も乏しく。 観光客からの質問に答えられないというものもありました。 最終的には 見学後、お土産を購入するよう誘導されているような。 まあ、ツアーで良くみる景色です。

  • Ofunato Municipal Museum
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    3.0
    1 Reviews
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    Iwate Ofunato-shi Massakicho Ohama 221-86

    雨宿りに入りました。 週末でしたが人影はなく大変空いていました。 左奥にある展示室に、震災の記録が時系列でありました。 大量の写真を一枚一枚拝見しました。 碁石海岸を訪れる方々には是非見ていただきたいです。

  • Miyako Sakiyama Kaizuka Jomon no Mori Museum
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    Iwate Miyako-shi Sakiyama Dai1-chiwari 16-1
  • Rikuzen-takata Municipal Museum
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    Iwate Pref. Rikuzentakata City Takatacho Sunahata61-1
  • Yamaguchi Community Ctr
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    Iwate Pref. Miyakoshi Yamaguchi 1-chome 3-14
  • Miyako Shinsatoshogaigakushu Ctr Gennokan
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    Iwate Pref. Miyakoshi Moichi 5-2

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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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