In 2023, The New York Times published "52 Places to Go in 2023" in the United States, Morioka City in Iwate Prefecture was introduced as the second place!
Morioka City in Iwate Prefecture is a moderately sized city where you can enjoy life on foot.
Morioka is an attractive tourist destination for mature adults who want to enjoy the river that runs through the city and the serene cityscape.
You can experience the "goodness of everyday life" with its historic Western architecture and unique, independently owned stores.
◆Recommendation No. 1
Iwate Bank, Red Brick Pavilion
Recommended time of year：All seasons
The Iwate Bank Akarengakan is a Western-style building dating back to the Meiji period (1912~).
The "Iwate Bank Red Brick Building" is located in the townscape of Morioka City, which used to be a castle town.
The architecture of those days is still in use as a cultural facility, and the interior can be toured.
Surrounded by Nambu ironware workshops and dye stores, visitors can enjoy a leisurely stroll through the area with a sense of time.
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◆Introduction to Iwate Prefecture is here