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Iwate Prefecture can be found on the Pacific Coast of Northern Tohoku, and it has the largest landmass of any Prefecture in the country. It also contains the most Easternmost point in the whole of Honshu.

The capital city of Iwate Prefecture is called Morioka, and it is famous for the castle ruins that can be found in Castle Park. The park itself is the perfect place to participate in hanami or ‘flower viewing’ during the spring. It is also famous for the local noodle dishes that can be found in the city.

If you want to relax in Iwate Prefecture, then you should make your way to Hanamaki City. The city itself is famous for the hot spring resorts that surround it. It offers a relaxing atmosphere in a peaceful location, and it appears to be a whole world away from the busy streets of Tokyo. There are a number of different hot springs in the area, and the different hot springs can all be used to treat different ailments.

To see the natural beauty that Iwate Prefecture has to offer, you should visit Jodogahama Beach in Miyako. The name itself translates to mean, ‘Pure Land Beach’. It consists of picturesque beaches, white pebble shores, and jagged rocky islands scattered across the sea. The beach itself is known to invoke images of ‘pure land’, a Buddhist concept of paradise. That is where it got its name from.

If you are planning on travelling to Japan to view cherry blossoms in the spring, then you should consider travelling to Kitakami city in Iwate Prefecture. It is renowned for the numerous cherry blossom trees that line the sides of the Kitakami River.

So, whether you want to sit and eat noodles while watching the cherry blossoms bloom, or cure all of your aches and pains in hot springs, you can do it all in Iwate.

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