Sights in Iwate

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Toge (Main Store)

This soba restaurant in Iwate is best known for their "Wanko Soba". The name "wanko" comes from the Iwate dialect, meaning "bowl" or, more specifically, a small

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Kokuseki-ji Temple

Kokuseki-ji Temple, in Iwate, is the venue of the Sominsai Festival.

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Horaikan

All the rooms at Horaikan are Japanese-style, including some ocean-side rooms. From the open-air bath overlooking the Sanriku coast, one can observe the light o

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Unosumai Station

Unosumai station is a train station on the JR East Railway's Yamada line. It was washed away in the tsunami following the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake.

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Fuefuki-toge Pass

This pass connects the cities Kamaishi and Tono. The changing color of the autumn foliage is one of the attractions at Fuefuki-toge. The peak is in late October

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Sennin-toge Pass

Sennin-toge Pass is one of the main spots in Kamaishi for observing the change in color of the autumn foliage. The peak time is in late October to November. The

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Hongo Cherry Blossom Street

This street is known for its sakura (cherry blossoms) and is lined by about 2,800 cherry trees. Below them, a sakura festival is held once every 3 years, during

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Yakushi Park

Yakushi Park is known in Kamaishi mostly for its sakura and the cherry blossom festival that is held there in the spring. Within the park are a monument to peac

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Mount Goyo

Mount Goyo's, or in Japanese Goyozan's, peak lies at 4,222 ft (1,287 m). The surrounding terrain spans the three cities of Kamaishi, Ofunato, and Sumita. The vi

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Ohakozaki (Senjojiki)

This is a scenic spot that has become known as one of the most picturesque locations in Kamaishi. It is located at the tip of the Hakozaki peninsula overlooking

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Ekimae Kyojo Market Sunfish-Kamaishi

This is a seafood marketplace located in front of Kamaishi Station. Fresh seafood and specialty products are sold by the vendors. The daily morning market outsi

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Kamaishi Iron Museum

This museum is dedicated to the history of iron and steel making in Kamaishi. It includes a large-scale replica model of the blast furnace from the Hashino Mine

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Kamaishi Station

Kamaishi station is a train station in Kamaishi City that is the terminal station for two JR lines and one Sanriku Tetsudo line.

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Kamaishi Daikannon

Standing on the Kamasaki Peninsula is this 48.5 m tall statue of Kannon (the Buddhist Goddess of Mercy). Visitors can climb to the observatory located at the mi

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Iseki no Manabikan

This museum displays artifacts recovered in Morioka and published research papers. It also holds conferences, exhibitions and interactive craftsmanship experien

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Iwate Museum of Art

Iwate Museum of Art was opened in 2001 and mainly displays works of local artists such as Tetsugoro Yorozu, Shunsuke Matsumoto and Yasutake Funakoshi.