Morioka Station is the gateway for travel in Iwate and is a convenient area for tourist information as well as for food and souvenirs. The "Three Great Noodles of Morioka," bread popular with the locals, and other Iwate delicacies are a must-try. For shopping, in addition to the usual snacks and traditional folk crafts, a variety of souvenirs including new and popular items are on sale here.
- Moriokaekimae-dori, Morioka City, Iwate
- Approximately 2 hours 15 minutes on the Tohoku Shinkansen from Tokyo Station. Get off at Morioka Station
- From 5:30 to around 22:45
*times vary between shops
- Open all year round
- All year
- The tourist information center on the 2nd floor offers pamphlets and information on Morioka and Iwate Prefecture, as well as free Wi-Fi cards.
Hashino Iron Mining and Smelting Site / Blast Furnace Remains
Iron and Steel Museum
Koishihama Station, Sanriku Railway Company's Minami-Rias Line
Morioka Handi-Works Square
Miyazawa Kenji Memorial Museum
Sea Plaza Kamaishi
Morioka Castle Site Park (Iwate Park)