Place famous for cherry blossoms Spots in Morioka Area

  • Ishiwarizakura (The Rock-Splitting Cherry Tree)
    Travel / Tourism
    Iwate Pref. Moriokashi Uchimaru 9-1
    This an edohigan cherry tree that is more than 360 years old which has taken root near the prefectural offices in Morioka City. It grows from a large crack in a huge granite builder 21 meters in circumference. The tree was designated as a Natural Monument in 1923 and blooms every year from about mid-April.
  • Yonai Jousui Ba
    Travel / Tourism
    Iwate Morioka-shi Kamiyonai Nakai 49

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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