Sights in Iwate

Sight in Iwate

Iwate Prefectural Museum

Iwate Prefectural Museum displays cultural, geological, archaeological and folk artifacts from the region.

Sight in Iwate

Morioka Central Public Hall

Originally designed in 1669, the gardens of Morioka Central Public Hall are now a famous spot to enjoy the autumn leaves. (Building opening hours may vary.)

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Hara Kei Memorial Museum

Hara Kei Memorial Museum sits adjacent to the birth house of Takashi Hara, a politician who strongly promoted democracy during the Taisho Era (1912-1926).

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Iwate Prefecture Auditorium

Designed by Koichi Sato, Iwate Prefecture Auditorium exemplifies landmark architecture from the Taisho Period (1912-1926).

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Morioka Machiya Monogatarikan

Morioka Machiya Monogatarikan promotes local culture and products. It is closed every 4th Tuesday of the month.

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Ishiwarizakura

Ishiwarizakura (literally "rock-splitting cherry tree") is a 380-year old cherry tree which has grown out of a crack in a huge rock.

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Gozaku Moriku Shoten

Located along the Nakatsugawa River, Gozaku is a miscellaneous shop offering handmade bamboo baskets, boxes and sieves as well as wooden products.

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Morioka Credit Union Head Office

Morioka Credit Union Head Office was designed by local architect Manji Kasai in 1927.

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Konya-cho Banya

A police box and fire station built in 1913, Konya-cho Banya's Western-styled wooden architecture is typical of the Taisho Period (1912-1926).

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Morioka Imperial College of Agriculture and Forestry

Located on the Iwate University grounds, Morioka Imperial College of Agriculture and Forestry was the first college of its kind in Japan and features a small mu

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Ichinokura-tei

The former property and gardens of Meiji-era politician Hiroshi Abe, Ichinokura-tei is famous for its lotus flowers which bloom from late July to August.

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Mitsuishi Jinja Shrine

Mitsuishi Jinja Shrine has 3 large rocks on its premises, supposedly with hand prints of ogres (oni) on them. The name of the prefecture, Iwate (literally "rock

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Shiwa Castle Ancient Park

Shiwa Castle Ancient Park is built on the grounds of Shiwa Castle, constructed about 1,200 years ago.

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Takuboku Honeymoon House

Poet Takuboku Ishikawa and his newly-wedded wife resided in this house for a short period of time in 1905.

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Morioka History and Culture Museum

Morioka History and Culture Museum displays the treasures of the Morioka clan as well as exhibits about festivals in Morioka.

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Ihatov Avenue (Zaimoku-cho Street)

Zaimoku-cho Street, commonly known as Ihatov Avenue, is decorated with six statues related to the literature of Kenji Miyazawa.

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Baeren Brewery

Baeren Brewery manufactures classic European-style beer using German brewing equipment.

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Morioka Handi-Works Square

Morioka Handi-Works Square offers visitors different ways of experiencing the traditional crafts and foods of Morioka.