Best of Iwate - Ideas for a 1 Day Sightseeing Itinerary

by Luke

We introduce the most popular itineraries amongst our customers who choose tours on Triplelights. We hope it helps you to plan your perfect itinerary during your trip to Japan. In our sixth post of the series, we focus on the best one day tour of Iwate Prefecture.


Experience an agricultural village where you can learn about cuisine and traditional folkcraft methods. Take a trip to the Golden Hall of World Heritage site Chuson-ji, before exploring the historic area of Hiraizumi. Finally, take some time to relax in natural hot spring water; a great way to end a busy day of sightseeing on this eight hour long packed itinerary.


1. Tono Furusato Village 

Surrounded by the beautiful environment of Tono, you can experience handicrafts using straw and bamboo, take part in pottery classes, create local cuising including soba and rice cakes, enjoy the process of vegetable dyeing, and learn everything there is to know about this traditional farming lifestyle.

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2. Chuson-ji Temple

The highlight of Chuson-ji Temple is the Golden Hall, constructed in 1124 to create a perfect expression of paradise, the stunning hall has been designated as a World Heritage site as well as a treasury of art. Inside there are hidden treasures and Buddhist statues that can't be seen anywhere else.

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3. Hanamaki Onsen

Best of Iwate - Ideas for a 1 Day Sightseeing Itinerary

Take some time to relax, surrounded by stunning views of incredible landscapes, mountains, and the magnificent scenery of Hanamaki Onsen Village Prefectural Nature Park. Soak up mineral rich water in an outdoor bath along the mountain stream, and if you have time, stay the night and enjoy a traditional Japanese dinner and the experience of ryokan-style lodging.

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26 Dec 2015

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