Morioka Castle Ruins Park situated in center of Morioka city, was created from the ruin of a Morioka castle, and is known for being a famous hanami (cherry blossom watching) spo...
Iwate Prefecture locates in North part of Tohoku area.
It shares the border with Aomori on north part, and Akita on west part, Miyagi on south part.
The land is 15,378k㎡, which is the second largest place in Japan after Hokkaido, and Iwate is famous for
The mountain is also known as "The second Fuji".
The popular foods are Maesawa Beef, Esashi Apple, Sanriku Wakame, Nanbu Senbei, Iwate Three Major Noodles (cold noodles, Jaja-men, Wanko-soba) Especially, Wanko-soba attracts foreign visitors.
That helds even Wanko-soba tournament. Iwate has couple of Onsen areas too, such as Hanamaki Onsen, Hachimantai Onsen, Yuda Onsen.
Chuson-ji Temple is registered as one of the world heritage sites, and as natual sightseeing place, Koiwai farm is famous.
At Appi Ski Resort is the place where anyone from child to adult can enjoy.