Iwate is enjoyable any time of the year - ski at Appi Ski Resort in the winter, marvel at Tenshochi’s cherry blossoms in the spring, swim in the pristine waters of Jodogahama Beach and cool down in Ryusendo Limestone Cave in the summer, and hike at Mount Iwate while being surrounded by fall foliage in autumn.
An annual rubber race down the Kitakami River in Morioka. You can enter as a competitor or simply as a slow cruise down the river..
The Morioka Sansa Odori is held every year August 1st-4th. In addition to being the world's largest taiko drum gathering, ..
The Kitakami Michinoku Geino Festival is held each year on the first weekend of August