16 days in Iwate Prefecture Itinerary

16 days in Iwate Prefecture Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Iwate Prefecture travel planner

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Noda-mura
— 1 night
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Miyako
— 2 nights
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Rikuzentakata
— 2 nights
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Oshu
— 4 nights
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Morioka
— 5 nights

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Noda-mura

Noda-mura ©
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): snap pictures at Akkagawa Bridge and then look for gifts at Michi-no-Eki Noda. Here are some ideas for day two: do a tasting at Kuzumaki Wine, then explore the fascinating underground world of Ryusendo Limestone Cave, then head outdoors with Unosu Cliff, and finally get outside with Kitayama Cape.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Noda-mura online trip builder.

London, UK to Noda-mura is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Japan Standard Time (JST), which is usually a 9 hour difference. Traveling from London in September, Noda-mura is a bit warmer at night with lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel to Miyako.

Things to do in Noda-mura

Outdoors · Nature · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

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Miyako

Miyako ©
Miyako is a city located in Iwate Prefecture, Japan., the city had an estimated population of 54,573, and a population density of 43.3 persons per km2. Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Blowhole, appreciate the extensive heritage of Jodogahama Natural Pathway, head outdoors with Jodogahama Beach, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then make a trip to Taro Kanko Hotel, and finally walk around Shinsai Memorial Park Nakanohama. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Namidazaki, get outside with Sannoiwa, get great views at Todogasaki, then head outdoors with Nehama Beach, and finally walk around Kamaishiinori Park.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Miyako trip planner.

Traveling by car from Noda-mura to Miyako takes 2 hours. While traveling from Noda-mura, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Miyako, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Rikuzentakata.

Things to do in Miyako

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
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Outdoor Activity
Sannoiwa
3.6

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Rikuzentakata

Rikuzentakata ©
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Hikami, explore the fascinating underground world of Rokando, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nambu Shrine, then examine the collection at Tono Municipal Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gohyakurakan. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fumonji, explore the galleries of Kesen Carpentry and Folklore Museum, explore the striking landscape at Anatoshishiso, explore the activities along Goishi Kaigan Beach, then enjoy the sea views from Goishisaki Lighthouse, and finally look for gifts at Yagisawa Shoten, Ipopommatsu.

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Traveling by car from Miyako to Rikuzentakata takes 1.5 hours. In October in Rikuzentakata, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Oshu.

Things to do in Rikuzentakata

Nature · Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

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Mountain
Mt. Hikami
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Specialty Museum
Tono Municipal Museum
4.2

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Oshu

Oshu ©
Oshu is a city located in Iwate Prefecture, Japan., the city had an estimated population of 119,325, and a population density of 120 persons per km² in 44,924 households. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Daibainengezan Enzu Shoho Temple and Oigen Factory Shop. Visiting Mt. Hayachine and Tsuzuki Stone will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Oshu: Michinoku Folklore Village (in Kitakami), Hiraizumi-cho (Takkoku no Iwaya, Hiraizumi Cultural Heritage Center, &more) and Ichinoseki (Gembi Valley & Geibikei Gorge Sightseeing Boat). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Motsu-ji Temple, don't miss a visit to Chiba House, and explore the galleries of Mizusawa VERA Observatory.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Oshu day trip site.

Traveling by car from Rikuzentakata to Oshu takes 1.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to drive to Morioka.

Things to do in Oshu

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

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Must see
Chuson-ji Temple
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Hiking Trail
Mt. Hayachine
4.5

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Morioka

Morioka ©
The city of Morioka sits against a mountainous backdrop, framed by two main rivers.
Explore hidden gems such as Hōon-ji Temple and Kogensya. Yotsuya Church and Iwatesan Shrine will appeal to history buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Morioka: Hachimantai (Mori no Ohashi Bridge, Hachiman Swamp, &more), Shizukuishi-cho (Koiwai Farm, Mt. Iwate, &more) and Iwate Kodomono Mori (in Ichinohe-machi). And it doesn't end there: get all the information you need at Moriokamachiya Monogatarikan, walk around Iwate Park (Koen), buy something for everyone on your list at Fesan, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Sakurayama Shrine.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Morioka trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Oshu to Morioka by car takes about 1.5 hours. In October in Morioka, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Morioka

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

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Must see
Hōon-ji Temple
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Religious Site
Sakurayama Shrine
3.8