Welcome to Iwate Prefecture

There are few physical reminders of the pre-eminent, turbulent position of Iwate-ken (岩手県) in Japanese feudal history – aside from the glorious temples of Hiraizumi – but its stature as the country’s second-largest prefecture suggests a hefty natural environment to explore. Sleepy valleys, a rugged coastline and some pretty serious mountains attract discerning hikers and those looking for a village-change, but it’s... Read More

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