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Traveling in Iwate

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  • Chuson-ji Temple
    759 Reviews
    Iwate Pref. Nishiwaigunhiraizumichou Hiraizumi Koromonoseki 202

    The Temple is made up of a few buildings, surrounded by forest. To reach the temple,one has to walk up a slope, which is equiped with rope and anti-slip feature. There is also a lookout pavilion...

  • Morioka Hachimangu Shrine
    89 Reviews
    Iwate Pref. Moriokashi Hachimanchou 13-1

    We had the privilege of having a tea ceremony and dressing up in yukatas while visiting the shrine. It is a very spiritual and beautiful place and the ceremony and wearing of the costume was fabulous...

  • Motsuji Temple
    Iwate Pref. Nishiwaigunhiraizumichou Hiraizumi Osawa 58
  • Jokenji Temple
    Iwate Pref. Tonoshi Tsuchibuchichoutsuchibuchi 7-50
  • Kamaishi Daikannon Statue
    51 Reviews
    Other Historic Site/Building
    Iwate Pref. Kamaishishi Odairachou 3-9-1

    I visited this Temple while in Kamaishi for RWC 2019. It is a magnificent site to explore and is very peaceful and quiet. The views of the bay and Kamaishi from the top are excellent. This city was...

Iwate Main 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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