Travel Information


Morioka (盛岡) is the capital of Iwate Prefecture. It was used be the castle town of Nambu Domain. Therefore, there are many historical sites including Morioka Castles. Also, it is the center of Iwate culture. So, there are many established shops of Nambu Craftworks, such as Nambu Iron.

Tourist Info.
There are parking and restroom.

0. at Nambu Station.
1. use a bus to visit the each spot.

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Detailed Travel Guide

Morioka Castle
Morioka Castle is one of the main feature of Morioka. It is lcoated in Morioka City, Iwate Prefecture. Morioka Castle is a hill top caslte built in 1598 by Nambu Shigenao and took 36 years to complete. It is chosen as one of 100 best Japanese castles and national hisotric site. There are many tall stone walls, moat and baileies are remaining in a great condition. It is also known as the great Sakura spots. You can enjoy beautiful cherry blossom around the end of April.

Bank of Iwate Red Brick Bldg.
Bank of Iwate Red Brick Bldg. is one of the old brick buildings that designed by the same architecture, Kingo Tatsuno, who built Tokyo Station. It is located in Morioka, Iwate Prefecture. It was constructed in 1911. It designated as the national important cultural assets. It is the gorgeous western style building.

Nataya Town
Nataya Town is popular tourist spots of Morioka city, Iwate Prefecture. It is the Edo style town with many traditional buildings and beautiful temples. Those buidings give the tourist the view of classic castle town of Morioka. It is also have many pure springs.

Konyamachi Town
There are many historical buildings and established shops in this town. It is located in the east side of Morioka Castle around Kaminohashi Bridge.

Kaminohashi Bridge
Kaminohashi Bridge is the symbol of Morioka city, Iwate prefecture. 8 out of 18 Giboshi, the bridge arts, are built in 1609 and rest of them are built in l1611. It has a view of Edo period.

Ishiwari Sakura
Ishiwari Sakura is one of the popular spots in Morioka city, Iwate Prefecture. Over 400 years old Sakura trees that grow between the huge rock. The tree breaks the rock into the half and strongly grows. You can enjoy beautiful cherry blossom at the end of April. This Sakura is Edo Higan, and 4.6m wide and 11m tall. It is registered as the special natural monument.