Iwate Prefecture, located in the northeastern region of Japan’s main island, Honshu, offers a captivating mix of natural beauty, rich history, and cultural experiences. With its lush forests, rugged coastline, and striking mountains, Iwate’s landscape is an outdoor enthusiast’s dream. Visitors can explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Hiraizumi, dive into the fascinating folklore at the Tono Furusato Village, or relax in the soothing hot springs of Hanamaki Onsen. From the beautiful Geibikei Gorge to the unique Koiwai Farm, Iwate is a destination that promises unforgettable adventures and lasting memories.
Access to Iwate
- Tohoku Shinkansen: Morioka Station (for central Iwate) or Kitakami Station (for southern Iwate)
- JR Tohoku Main Line: Morioka Station (for central Iwate) or Kitakami Station (for southern Iwate)
- JR Iwate Ginga Railway Line: Morioka Station to various destinations in Iwate Prefecture
- JR Kamaishi Line: Hanamaki Station to Kamaishi Station (along the eastern coast)
- JR Hachinohe Line: Hachinohe Station to Kuji Station (along the northeastern coast)
- Highway buses are available from Tokyo, Sendai, and other major cities, with drop-off points at various locations within Iwate Prefecture, including Morioka, Hanamaki, and Hiraizumi.