KAMAISHI ITINERARY

3 Days in KAMAISHI Itinerary.

This is a sample itinerary for 2-3 nights staying at the closest accommodation to the stadium. Why not go sightseeing around the neighboring area while staying a while before and after the match?

Renting a car is recommended for this itinerary.

Day 1

Hotel in Kamaishi
Walking
Kamaishi Station
Taxi

Iron and Steel Museum

Iron and Steel Museum
The Iron and Steel Museum is a museum where you can experience the history and culture of Kamaishi's iron making skills that caused Kamaishi to prosper as a city of iron. The most important highlight is the comprehensive director's theatre, which uses modern audiovisual technology, to show a model of the original sized Hashino Blast Furnace, which is the oldest western blast furnace in Japan. With an image experience, using about 17 minutes of light and sound, you can learn the history of Kamaishi's iron production process. It is also possible to see displays of stereoscopic images and computer-based exhibits, and try the metal casting experience, and create an original key holder. Perfect for souvenirs! Also, in front of the entrance, there is a gas lamp that is said to be deeply related to iron making, and at night it creates a romantic atmosphere.
Taxi

Kamaishi Daikannon

This large white Kannon, overlooks Kamaishi Bay, makes it a symbol of Kamaishi. Built in 1954, it boasts a height of 48.5 metres, which is 13 stories high and you can enter the interior! You can worship Gyoran Kannon, who is the principal image of the 33 bidies of Kannon, as well as worship inside one of the Seven Lucky Gods. Because the 12th floor is an observation platform, you can see Kamaishi Bay from the height of 120 metres above sea level through the eyes located above the fish held by Kannon. The beautiful Kannon's face and the view of Kamaishi Bay will heal you.
Taxi
Kamaishi Station
Walking
Kamaishi-Ekimae(Station) Bus Stop
Bus
Michi-no-Eki Yamada Bus Stop
Bus
Miyako-Ekimae (Station) Bus Stop
Walking

Gyosai Market

Gyosai Market
Located in the coastal area of Iwate Prefecture, Miyako City, surrounded by the sea and the mountains, is blessed with seafood and mountain favourites. The Gyosai Market is famous as the citizen's kitchen market for the fresh food of Sanriku. Everything has been gathered from the sea and mountains. A large number of shops are lined up along the street and the area is often crowded with locals and tourists from early in the morning until evening. There is also a dining room inside where you can get fresh seafood on site. In the central square, local farmers sell their fresh vegetables directly to customers. Please enjoy the local food in a lively market atmosphere and enjoy a cultural exchange with the people of the market while shopping.
Walking
Hotel in Miyako city

Day 2

Hotel in Miyako city
Walking
Miyako Station
Sanriku Railway

Sanriku Railway

Sanriku Railway
The Sanriku Railway Company called Sansetsu has a line that goes through the Sanriku Coast of Iwate prefecture. This line is loved and used by many of the locals in the area. However, on March 11, 2011, the Great East Japan Earthquake devastated Iwate, and Santetsu was hit hard. The Sanriku Railway has recently sprung back after the hardships they suffered and has resumed full service as of April 2014. Now it is said to be a symbol of the reconstruction after the Great East Japan Earthquake. The train company offers an "earthquake disaster learning train," while running along the Sanriku Railway. As the train runs, the employees offer information about the disaster while you ride in the car and the train stops or slows down to point out places where the damage was the greatest. While looking at the beautiful Sanriku Coast, please allow yourself to feel the fear of the earthquake, and remind yourself of the indomitable spirit of the Iwate people who are still aiming for a full recovery.
Tarou Station
Walking

Tarou Tourist Hotel

Iwate Tarou Hotel in Iwate prefecture, Japan
The Tarou Tourist Hotel, formerly opened as a hotel, was one of the buildings damaged by the Great East Japan Earthquake. In this area, especially where the damage by the massive tsunami was the greatest, many buildings collapsed and leaked due to the water, which is said to have exceeded the height of 17 metres. This hotel has kept its appearance even though parts of it were destroyed. Normally, a semi-ruined building is difficult to recycle, so it is simply demolished, but it was decided to preserve this hotel and maintain it as a "disaster prevention and learning center," in order to convey the horror of the earthquake to future generations. The level above the 4th floor has remained the same since the earthquake, and now it is open to the public. You can visit the inside of the hall if you are interested. It is worth visiting to understand the wrath of nature and the lessons learned during and after the disaster.
Taxi
Jodogahama
Cruise

Jodogahama Beach ( A cruise)

Jodogahama
The Jodogahama Beach round-trip course, which sails around Miyako Bay in 40 minutes which allows you to enjoy the scenic spot of Sanriku Coast. The pleasure boat departs from Jodogahama Beach. Surrounded by white volcanic rock and designated as a Place of Scenic Beauty of the Country, Jodogahama beach is well known for the contrasting Japanese red pine against the white rock. The cruise begins by first passing through the Natural Monument "Rosokuiwa (Candle Rock)," followed by "Meotoiwa (Wedded Rocks), before going through the Natural Monument "Shiofuki Ana (Blowhole)." The boat returns through "Anegasaki" and pauses for a look at the breeding grounds "Hideshima Island" of the endangered species of crocodile. During the cruise, please get the Uminekopan (Black-tailed gull bread) and enjoy feeding the Black-tailed gulls!
Jodogahama
Walking
Oku-Jodogahama Bus Stop
Bus
Miyako-Ekimae (Station) Bus Stop
Bus
Morioka-Eki (Station) Higashiguchi(East Exit) Bus Stop
Walking
Morioka-Ekimae(Station) Bus Stop
Bus

Tsunagi Onsen

Tsunagi Onsen
In the suburbs, about 20 minutes by car from Morioka City, there is an old onsen town with a rich history back to the end of the Heian Period called Tsunagi Onsen. Located on the banks of the dammed lake called Lake Koiwai, this onsen is located in a beautiful town surrounded by the highest peak of Mount Iwate and Lake Koiwai. Although it is a small onsen town with 12 hotels and inns as accommodation facilities, you can also enjoy leisure activities such as canoeing, windsurfing, lure fishing, in order to make the most of the lake. Please spend a memorable night in this town where you can enjoy leisure sports and onsen all at once surrounded by nature.

Day 3

Tsunagi Onsen
Walking
Tsunagi Onsen Bus Stop
Bus
Morioka-Ekimae(Station) Bus Stop
Walking
Morioka Station
JR
Hiraizumi Station
Walking
HIraizumi-Ekimae(Station) Bus Stop
Bus
Chusonji Bus Stop
Walking

Chusonji Temple and Motsuji Temple

Chusonji, which is registered as a World Heritage site, is said to be a treasure house for the art of the Heian Period. Konjiki-do, which is said to express a pure land or "Buddhist paradise," was the first structure to be designated a National Treasure, and every Japanese person knows the name. Covered with gold leaf on both the interior and exterior as the name Konjikido implies, this gorgeous shine can be overwhelming. Konjiki-do conveys the glory of Fujiwara Oshu, the original owner. Another World Heritage in this area, Motsuji Temple, is a temple that is familiar to Fujiwara Oshu. After the destruction of Fujiwara Oshu, all of the buildings burned down, but the gardens in the temple were almost completely preserved. In the vast and beautiful garden you can spend a peaceful time, but the scattered sculptures of the archaeological ruins allow you to understand the thoughts of Basho, a major Japanese poet, who wrote, "The summer grasses—For many brave warriors. The aftermath of dreams."
Walking
Hiraizumi Station

MAP/ACCESS

ACCESS

To Sapporo
By Plane
  • Tokyo - 1.5 h ~
  • Osaka - 2 h ~
By Train
HOW TO GET THERE
To Kamaishi,
Iwate
By Plane
  • Osaka - 1 h 20 mins ~
By Train
  • Tokyo - 4 h 30 mins ~
HOW TO GET THERE
To Kumagaya,
Saitama
By Plane
By Train
  • Tokyo - 40 mins ~
  • Osaka - 3 h 10 mins ~
HOW TO GET THERE
To Tokyo
By Plane
  • Osaka - 1 h 10 mins ~
By Train
  • Osaka - 2.5 h ~
HOW TO GET THERE
To Yokohama
By Plane
By Train
  • Tokyo - 18 mins ~
  • Osaka - 2 h ~
HOW TO GET THERE
To Shizuoka
By Plane
By Train
  • Tokyo - 1 h ~
  • Osaka - 2 h ~
HOW TO GET THERE
To Toyota,
Aichi
By Plane
By Train
  • Tokyo - 3 h ~
  • Osaka - 1 h 50 mins ~
HOW TO GET THERE
To Osaka
By Plane
  • Tokyo - 1 h 10 mins ~
By Train
  • Tokyo - 2.5 h ~
HOW TO GET THERE
To Kobe
By Plane
  • Tokyo - 1 h 15 mins ~
By Train
  • Tokyo - 2 h 40 mins ~
  • Osaka - 12 mins ~
HOW TO GET THERE
To Fukuoka
By Plane
  • Tokyo - 1 h 35 mins ~
  • Osaka - 1 h 10 mins ~
By Train
  • Tokyo - 4 h 50 mins ~
  • Osaka - 2.5 h ~
HOW TO GET THERE
To Kumamoto
By Plane
  • Tokyo - 1 h 40 mins ~
  • Osaka - 1 h 10 mins ~
By Train
  • Osaka - 3 h ~
HOW TO GET THERE
To Oita
By Plane
  • Tokyo - 1.5 h ~
  • Osaka - 55 mins ~
By Train
  • Osaka - 3.5 h ~
HOW TO GET THERE

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