A wintry road in Hiraizumi, Iwate, Japan

Iwate Travel Guide

Iwate Prefecture | Travel Guide

While Iwate prefecture in the northeastern part of Japan’s main island might not be a typical destination for international tourists, it has plenty to offer in terms of nature and history. The population density might be low, but there are many Important Cultural Properties and National Treasures in this quiet prefecture as you can see in this travel guide.

The historical Chuson-ji temple is a UNESCO World Heritage site that is worth a visit for anyone in the area, and if you love haiku poetry you might want to visit Iwate to follow in famous poet Matsuo Basho’s footsteps who was especially inspired by the picturesque town of Hiraizumi.

Check out our package tour in the Tohoku region if you are interested in discovering the area!