8 Sights in Morioka, Japan (with Map and Images)


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Explore interesting sights in Morioka, Japan. Click on a marker on the map to view details about it. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 8 sights are available in Morioka, Japan.

Sightseeing Tours in Morioka

1. 盛岡八幡宮

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Morioka Hachimangū (盛岡八幡宮) is a Shinto shrine in the city of Morioka, Iwate in northern Japan. The shrine is noted for its annual festival on the second Saturday in June, which is famous for the Chagu Umakko, a horse parade which was recognized in 1978 as an Intangible Folk Cultural Property. In 1996 the sound of the bells of the Chagu Umakko was selected by the Ministry of the Environment as one of the 100 Soundscapes of Japan. The shrine is also noted for its displays of yabusame horse archery during its annual festival on September 15.

Wikipedia: Morioka Hachimangū (EN)

2. 盛岡城 (Morioka-jō)

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Morioka Castle is a hirayama-style Japanese castle constructed in 1611. It was the seat of the Nanbu clan, a tozama daimyō clan who ruled over Morioka Domain, Mutsu Province in the Tōhoku region of northern Japan during the Edo period Tokugawa shogunate. The castle is located in what is now the center of the city of Morioka, Iwate Prefecture, Japan. It was also referred to as Kozukata Castle , but strictly speaking this name pertains to the predecessor of Morioka Castle on the same site.

Wikipedia: Morioka Castle (EN)

3. 石川啄木記念館

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The Ishikawa Takuboku Memorial Hall is a literary museum located in Shibumin, Morioka City, Iwate Prefecture. It was opened in 1970 as an award -up facility for Takuboku Ishikawa, a modern singer. On the premises, in addition to the main building, the former Saito family of Takuboku, the former Shibumin Jingu Elementary School has been relocated, and has been released as the facility of the hotel.

Wikipedia: 石川啄木記念館 (JA)

4. 願教寺

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Gankyoji is a Jodo Shinshu Honganji temple located in Kitayama, Morioka City, Iwate Prefecture. The mountain is Kitamineyama. "Morioka Sano" is considered to be a crematorium in the southern part of the Morioka feudal lord. It is also a temple where the lord of the lord was out for a while.

Wikipedia: 願教寺 (JA)

5. 岩手銀行赤レンガ館

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Bank of Iwate Red Brick Building is a former bank building located in the city of Morioka, Iwate Prefecture, Japan. The building is an example of Meiji period western style architecture in Japan, and is listed as an Important Cultural Property. The building is now used as a museum.

Wikipedia: Bank of Iwate Red Brick Building (EN)

6. 盛岡てがみ館

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Morioka Tagamikan is a museum located in Morioka City, Iwate Prefecture. He collects, preserves and exhibits documents, diaries, and manuscripts of celebrities related to Morioka and those who are related to these people, and conducts research on materials.

Wikipedia: 盛岡てがみ館 (JA)

7. 'stone splitting' cherrytree

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The Rock-Breaking Cherry Tree is an approximately 400-year-old cherry tree growing out of a crack in a granite boulder. It is located in front of the district courthouse in Morioka, the capital of Iwate Prefecture in the Tōhoku region of northern Japan.

Wikipedia: Rock-Breaking Cherry Tree (EN)

8. 岩手県民会館

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Iwate Kenminkaikan is a multipurpose hall of Iwate Prefectural Prefecture in Morioka City, Iwate Prefecture. Based on the designated manager system, the Iwate Prefectural Cultural Promotion Corporation is managed and operated.

Wikipedia: 岩手県民会館 (JA)


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