Iwate Prefecture is located in Tohoku Region on the island of Honshu. The capital of Iwate Prefecture is Morioka. Iwate is famous for the Hiraizumi Temples, Gardens and Archaeological Sites Representing the Buddhist Pure Land which are World Heritage Sites.
Iwate Prefecture is located in northern Honshu on the eastern coastline. Iwate Prefecture is the second largest Japanese Prefecture by area and the second lowest population density on any Japanese Prefecture.
The coastal areas of Iwate Prefecture were badly damaged by the March 2011 Tohoku Earthquake and subsequent tsunami.
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IWATE PREFECTURE ATTRACTIONS
Iwate Prefecture is in the Tohoku region on Honshu island. Iwate Prefecture faces the Pacific Ocean to the east, and borders Aomori Prefecture on the north. The capital of Iwate Prefecture ...
IWATE PREFECTURE CAPITAL
Morioka is the capital city of Iwate Prefecture which is in the Tohoku Region. Morioka is famous for its brewing industry, Nambu Senbei (rice cracker) and noodles. Until 803 the area around ...
IWATE MAIN CITIES and TOWNS
Hiraizumi is a town in Iwate Prefecture of Tohoku region, which is famous for the three temples which form the World Heritage Site known as the "Historic Monuments and Sites of Hiraizumi". T...
Iwayado Castle (also known as Shakuchi Castle) was a Japanese Castle in Oshu Iwate Prefecture. Iwayado Castle was a hilltop castle design. Today only ruins remain of Iwayado Castle and Hachi...
Morioka Castle (also known as Kozukata Castle) was a Japanese Castle in Iwate Park, Morioka Iwate Prefecture. Morioka Castle was built for Nobunao and completed in 1633. Today only the grani...
Chusonji Temple is a Tendai Buddhist temple in Hiraizumi Iwate Prefecture. The Golden Hall (Konjiki-do) is one of the two buildings to survive from the original Chusonji Temple complex. Konj...
Kanjizaio-in Temple is the site of a Buddhist temple in Hiraizumi Iwate Prefecture. Kanjizaio-in Temple was directly across the Frontier Way from the Enryuji and Kashoji temples (now within ...
Motsuji Temple is a Tendai Buddhist temple in Hiraizumi Iwate Prefecture. Motsuji Temple complex includes a Jodo (pure land) Japanese garden that contains the ruins of two much older temples...
IWATE GARDENS and PARKS
Takamatsu Park, in Morioka Iwate Prefecture, is most famous for its cherry blossom and is considered one of Japan's Top 100 Cherry Blossom Spots....
Tenshochi Park, in Kitakami Iwate Prefecture is famous for its 10,000 cherry blossom trees and is considered one of Japan's Top 100 Cherry Blossom Spots....
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