Iwate Prefecture, situated on the northeastern coast of Honshu Island, offers a captivating blend of folklore, natural landscapes, and outdoor activities. Discover the striking beauty of Mount Iwate, a dormant volcano offering hiking and skiing opportunities. Unwind in the soothing waters of Kintaichi Onsen, a hot spring resort with stunning views of the surrounding mountains. Immerse yourself in the region's rich history by visiting Hiraizumi, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, home to the magnificent Chuson-ji Temple and Motsu-ji Temple. Explore the dramatic coastline of the Sanriku Fukko National Park, featuring the scenic Kitayamazaki Cliffs and Jodogahama Beach.
Valid rail and bus passes:
Iwate prefecture has a multitude of railway and bus passes that make it easier to get around.
Check out our listings below for passes that are valid within Iwate prefecture.
The nearest and most convenient airport in the prefecture is Hanamaki Airport, though there is no direct connection from Tokyo. When coming from Tokyo, it is advised to use Akita Airport instead.