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KAMAISHI ITINERARY 2

Experience Kamaishi, Hiraizumi, and Morioka cuisine and tourism in Iwate Prefecture.

  • Day 1

    Hotel in Kamaishi
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    Lunch in Kamaishi
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    Kamaishi Daikannon Statue

    The Kamaishi Dai-kannon Statue is a white limestone carving situated at the Kamasaki Peninsula, a plateau in Odairacho, from which one can see the Kamaishi Bay in the distance.

    Kannon is considered a goddess of mercy who conveys the spirits of the dead to enlightenment, as well as rescues those living from suffering and invokes a prayer for peace.
    Address3-9-1 Odaira-cho, Kamaishi, Iwate Prefecture
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    Iron and Steel History Museum

    Kamaishi is where Japan traces the origins of its modern iron and steel industry to. The Iron and Steel History Museum is a fun place to visually learn about the history of Kamaishi’s metal industry, starting from the origins of iron culture.

    They also have metal casting workshops where you can produce your very own decorative strap. It’s a fun place for the whole family.
    Address3-12-7, Odaira-cho, Kamaishi, Iwate Prefecture
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    Dinner in Kamaishi
    Walking
    Hotel in Kamaishi
  • Day 2

    Hotel in Kamaishi
    Walking
    Kamaishi Station
    JR
    Hiraizumi Station
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    Chuson-ji Temple

    Chuson-ji Temple was built in 850 by Ennin, a priest of Enryaku-ji Temple of the Mount Hiei sect.
    It has many assets of cultural importance, such as a golden pavilion that is a veritable collection of stylish handicrafts and architecture.
    The Fudo Myo-o hall consecrates a statue at which people pray for household safety, long life and health, success in school examinations, safety on the road, and more. People can be found year-round coming to the statue to say a prayer.
    Address202 Hiraizumi Koromonoseki, Hiraizumi-cho, Nishiiwai-gun, Iwate Prefecture
    Walking
    Lunch in Hiraizumi
    Walking

    Motsu-ji Temple

    Built by Fujiwara no Motohira of the Northern Fujiwara clan, Motsu-ji Temple has been designated for the twin cultural value of being an important historical site and one possessing a uniquely scenic view.

    There are important remains on the temple grounds, such as cornerstones dating to Heian period temple facilities.
    There is also a landscaped garden with a large fountain in a central pond. The elegant landscape arts of the Heian period are alive and well here. The original appearance of the garden has been preserved as an important cultural specimen in Japanese garden design.
    Address58 Hiraizumi Osawa, Nishiiwai-gun, Iwate Prefecture
    Walking
    Hiraizumi Station
    JR
    Kamaishi Station
    Walking
    Hotel in Kamaishi
  • Day 3

    Hotel in Kamaishi
    Walking
    Kamaishi Station
    JR
    Morioka Station
    Walking
    Lunch in Morioka
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    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.
    AddressTsunagi, Morioka City, Iwate Prefecture
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    Morioka Station

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