Leisure / Hobbies Spots in Morioka / Tsunagi Area

  • Iwate Museum of Art
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    4.0
    66 Reviews
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    Iwate Pref. Moriokashi Motomiya Matsuhaba 12-3
    This art museum that opened in 2001 is located in Morioka City, Iwate Prefecture. Paintings and sculptures by artists related to Iwate Prefecture, such as Tetsugoro Yorozu, Shunsuke Matsumoto and Yasutake Funakoshi are on display. In addition, in the permanent exhibition, commentaries by volunteers, collection talk events and other events are regularly held, drawing many tourists to the museum.

    This is a beautiful museum. I was impressed when I stepped into the lobby. When I went there was barely anyone there so I had the museum to myself. There are many exhibits of local artists...

  • Morioka Takuboku & Kenji Museum
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    4.0
    33 Reviews
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    Iwate Pref. Moriokashi Nakanohashidori 1-1-25
    A museum dedicated to Takuboku Ishikawa and Kenji Miyazawa. These two historic figures spent their youths in Morioka City during the Meiji and Taisho periods, and the museum presents materials relating to Morioka City during those times. The museum building, completed in 1910, was once the Dai Kuju Bank head office and is designated a National Important Cultural Property.

    As we tourists may not be familiar with the Takuboku and Kenji, the exhibits are not of much interests to us. However the building itself is well maintained. It is good to take a few pictures.

  • Iwate Prefecture Public Hall
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    3.5
    20 Reviews
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    Iwate Pref. Moriokashi Uchimaru 11-2
    This public facility opened in 1927 and is located adjacent to the Iwate Prefectural Office in Morioka City, Iwate Prefecture. It has conference rooms, large halls and a gallery. In addition, it regularly holds various events such as music concerts and theater performances, making it a place used by local residents to socialize.

    岩手県盛岡市にある公共施設で盛岡城跡公園の少し北側にあります。 1927年に建てられた歴史を感じさせる素敵な建物でした。 日比谷公会堂と同じ建築家・佐藤功一が手掛けたものだそうです。 ここを訪問したのは原敬の胸像があるからで、公会堂西側の庭園内にありました。 「平民宰相」の名で知られる岩手の生まれの第19代...

  • Fukazawa Koko No no Hana Museum
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    4.0
    12 Reviews
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    Iwate Morioka-shi Konyacho 4-8
    This art museum is located in Konya-cho, Morioka City, devoted to a collection of the works of the Western-style painter Koko Fukazawa and her husband, also a Western-style painter, Shozo Fukazawa. Exhibits of the both painters' works are set up with seasonal themes. Inside the building are Cafe No no Hana, where visitors can pass the time while watching the Nakatsugawa River, and a museum shop.

    It has been awhile since our visit to Morioka, but we are now advising friends planning a trip to Japan to visit there. Since they have an artistic child, the Nonohana Museum will definitely be on...

  • Iwayama Parkland
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    3.5
    12 Reviews
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    Iwate Pref. Moriokashi Shinjou Iwashi Park
    This amusement park is located inside Iwayama Park in Morioka City, Iwate Prefecture, and you can enjoy the Ferris wheel and go carts while taking in the magnificent panoramic view. In addition, thrilling attractions such as Rainbow Spin Coaster and Apollo are very popular. You can see the park bustling with many families and couples on holidays.

    盛岡市で、友人の車に乗せてもらって訪問した市民公園です。広い敷地があり、家族連れなどが遊んでいましたが、観光地として、わざわざ訪問するほどの価値はありません。

  • Morioka Study Museum of Archeological Site
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    4.0
    10 Reviews
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    Iwate Morioka-shi Motomiya Araya 13-1
    This museum inside Morioka Central Park is located in Araya, Motomiya, Morioka City. In addition to the prefecture-designated historic site Odate Ruins, it conducts exhibits of excavated materials from excavated ruins in the prefecture. Besides theme exhibitions and special exhibitions, there are also hands-on learning experiences such as pottery making and fire-making. There is also an adjoining library where you can view historical materials.

    入口が道路とは反対側にあるので、ちょっと見過ごしてしまいがちですが、結構おもしろい博物館です。土器や石器がたくさんあって、時代ごとの変遷も併せて学べます。

  • Yutoland Himekami
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    3.0
    6 Reviews
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    Iwate Prefecture Morioka-shi Shimoda Genkai 893-11

    旅行で近くに行った際に立ち寄り湯として利用しました。 道の駅にしねの近くでした。 週末の夕方の利用でしたが、それほど混雑していなくゆったりできました。 食堂や売店もありました。

  • Aiina Center
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    Iwate Pref. Moriokashi Moriokaekinishidori 1-7-1
    This glass structure, located to the west of JR Morioka Station, aims to be a base for the use of all the citizens of Iwate Prefecture. It houses public facilities such as the prefectural library and has a multi-purpose hall with a maximum capacity of 507 people. It also houses the Iwate Prefectural University campus where courses, including those for lifelong learning, are held mostly for local residents. Another of its features is that it is a complete universal design. There is tactile paving and audio guidance on each floor.
  • Club Faces
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    Iwate Pref. Moriokashi Odori 2-4-22 Nikkatsu Golden Building 3F
    This club is a great venue for people who want to dance to the latest hits, hip hop, R&B, house music, or EDM. But during the day, it rents out spaces for wedding receptions and other events. Every Tuesday night, it offers dance lessons, which are becoming increasingly popular, especially with the ladies.
  • SICKth
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    Iwate Pref. Moriokashi Odori 1-6-19 Odori Building B1
    Opened in 2017, this club has a high-class, laid-back atmosphere. It is known for its decor and its high-quality sound system for club music, especially house and techno. The recently installed air-cooled beer server is just one example of the care that the club takes with the quality of its drinks.
  • MALIOS
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    Iwate Pref. Moriokashi Moriokaekinishidori 2-9-1
    A skyscraper and commercial complex located a three-minute walk from the west entrance of Morioka Station on the Tohoku Main Line. In addition to the numerous offices which rent space here, there are conference rooms with free Wi-Fi. The observation deck on the top floor offers a sweeping view of Morioka and can be used as an exhibition hall for paintings and handicrafts. The building's mall area is occupied by a drug store; clinics; and restaurants serving Japanese, Western food, a cafe buffet, and even establishments which can be used for parties. The atrium in the building contains a recreation of the front facade for the former Japan National Railways Morioka Factory.
  • 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.
  • Tonan Tsudoi Forest
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    Iwate Morioka-shi Yuzawa 1-88
    This park is located in Yuzawa 1 Chiwari, Morioka City. In addition to permanently installed tents and bungalows and campsites equipped with wooden athletic equipment, the site contains a barbecue house, tennis courts, and multi-purpose facilities, as well as experiential learning events, such as woodworking lessons, a store that sells handcrafted items, a restaurant, and a folk museum.
  • Lake Gando Family Vacation Village
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    Iwate Morioka-shi Yabukawa Kame Hashi 33-4
    This is a recreational facility located in Kamehashi, Yabukawa, Tamayama Ward, Moriolka City. In a lush natural environment on the shores of Lake Gando in the Sotoyama Hayakawa Highlands Provincial Nature Park, it is equipped with an auto campground, tennis courts, open spaces, and walking trails. The Lake Gando festival is held every September.
  • FESAN Odense-kan
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    Iwate Pref. Moriokashi Moriokaekimaedori 1-44 Fezan Odenzakan 1F
    This is an area of gourmet food and restaurants located on the Odensekan floors of FESAN Department Store in the Morioka Station Building. There are plenty of shops selling Iwate specialties and confections, and restaurants offering seafood rice bowls made with seafood delicacies from off the Sanriku coast, etc. “Odense” in the Iwate dialect means “please come”.
  • Yupiasu (Morioka Residual Heat Utilization Health Promotion Center)
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    Iwate Pref. Moriokashi Ueda Torii Ozawa 148 - 103
    Yupiasu is a multi-purpose leisure facility located on Yupiasu Road to the east of the Kitamatsuzono residential district in Morioka City. Yupiasu was established with the aim of providing a venue to strengthen community ties among Morioka’s citizens through health and sport related activities. Besides heated pools and baths, there is also a gymnasium, conference rooms and other facilities. The pool area has water slides and a “lazy river,” making Yupiasu a place that children will enjoy visiting. The hot springs area has outdoor pools and a sauna; not only is this ideal for washing the sweat off after taking part in sporting activities, it is also great for just relaxing on weekends or holidays.
  • Himekami-san Ipponsugi-enchi Campsite
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    Iwate Pref. Moriokashi Tamayama-ku Tamayama Princess Kamiake National Forest 33-162
    This free campsite is located near Mt. Himekami in Tamayama Ward of Morioka City, Iwate Prefecture. It is popular since it has stoves, washrooms and bathrooms, and even a nearby supermarket. In addition, because it is situated along a mountain climbing course, it is used not only by campers but also mountain climbers. It is open every year from April until around November.
  • Iwate Prefectural Museum
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    Iwate Pref. Moriokashi Ueda Matsuyashiki 34
    This museum that opened in 1980 in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the creation of Morioka Prefecture is located in Morioka City, Iwate Prefecture. It exhibits materials about the natural environment in Iwate and the history of the prefecture from the geological age to the modern era. You can see Mt. Iwate from the second floor on day with clear weather. The private houses Former Sasaki Residence and Former Fujino Residence, both Important Cultural Properties, are exhibited on the premises and visited by many tourists.
  • Morioka Children's Museum of Science
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    Iwate Pref. Moriokashi Motomiya Hebiyashiki 13-1
    This science museum that opened in 1983 is located in Morioka City, Iwate Prefecture. Giving children a scientific mindset! is the theme of the planetarium and science shows held every week on Sundays and holidays. In addition, workshops held for topics such as science handicraft lessons are popular, and many families visiting on the weekends.

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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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