8 days in Iwate Prefecture Itinerary

8 days in Iwate Prefecture Itinerary

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Miyako
— 1 night
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Kitakami
— 3 nights
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Hachimantai
— 3 nights

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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. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): appreciate the extensive heritage of Jodogahama Natural Pathway, walk around Shinsai Memorial Park Nakanohama, then make a trip to Taro Kanko Hotel, then head outdoors with Sannoiwa, and finally get great views at Todogasaki.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Miyako online route planner.

Taipei, Taiwan to Miyako is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Taipei to Miyako is 1 hour. In February, Miyako is much colder than Taipei - with highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Kitakami.

Things to do in Miyako

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks
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Sannoiwa ©
Sannoiwa

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nights
Kitakami

Kitakami ©
Kitakami is a city located in Iwate Prefecture, Japan., the city had an estimated population of 92,945, and a population density of 212 persons per km2 in 37,085 households. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Mt. Hayachine and Rokando. Get out of town with these interesting Kitakami side-trips: Tono (Chiba House, Tsuzuki Stone, &more), Yagisawa Shoten, Ipopommatsu (in Rikuzentakata) and Rasuchijin Kyokai (in Hanamaki). There's lots more to do: take in the pleasant sights at Geto Onsen, examine the collection at Michinoku Folklore Village, look and learn at Mizusawa VERA Observatory, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Daibainengezan Enzu Shoho Temple.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Kitakami trip itinerary tool.

Getting from Miyako to Kitakami by car takes about 2 hours. In February in Kitakami, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Hachimantai.

Things to do in Kitakami

Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Tono, Oshu, Hanamaki, Rokando, Yagisawa Shoten, Ipopommatsu
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Mt. Hayachine ©
Mt. Hayachine
Daibainengezan Enzu Shoho Temple ©
Daibainengezan Enzu Shoho Temple
Tono Municipal Museum ©
Tono Municipal Museum

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Hachimantai

Hachimantai ©
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Hachimantai Resort Shimokura Ski Area and Kogensya. Explore Hachimantai's surroundings by going to Morioka (Moriokamachiya Monogatarikan & Hōon-ji Temple) and Onsen Resorts (in Shizukuishi-cho).

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Hachimantai day trip planning website.

Getting from Kitakami to Hachimantai by car takes about 1.5 hours. February in Hachimantai sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hachimantai

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Morioka, Onsen Resorts
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Hachimantai Resort Shimokura Ski Area ©
Hachimantai Resort Shimokura Ski Area
Hōon-ji Temple ©
Hōon-ji Temple

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