Iwate Prefecture

The Top 3 Craft Beer Spots in Morioka (according to me!) in Iwate Prefecture

May 22, 2019 By Jade Brischke

Craft beer in Japan didn’t come about until approximately 25 years ago. Until 1994, Japanese laws required that a place needed to be able to produce at least 2 million...[ Click to read more ]

Takamatsu Pond in Iwate: A Place for Every Season

Apr 22, 2019 By Jade Brischke

If you’re looking for an easily accessible place to chill-out that’s relatively close to downtown Morioka, why not head to Takamatsu Pond (高松の池)? Located about a 30-minute walk from the center...[ Click to read more ]

Iwate’s Great Buddha of Morioka

Mar 22, 2019 By Jade Brischke

Nara has one 15m high, Kamakura has one 13m high, and the city of Morioka, the capital of Iwate Prefecture, has one 10m high...What am I talking about?  A Daibutsu...[ Click to read more ]