Recommended course

Exhilarating drive from Chuson-ji Temple towards the coastal areas of Sanriku-kaigan

Enjoy an exhilarating drive to Chuson-ji Temple, a World Heritage Site famous for autumn foliage, the picturesque Sanriku Coast, and other places.

Recommended course

Day 1
Morioka Sta.


Kitayamazaki Coast


Miyako Fresh Foods Market


Day 2
Kappabuchi Pool


Denshoen Park (Tono, Iwate)


Michi-no-Eki Tono Kaze no Oka


Konjikido (Golden Hall), Chuson-ji Temple


Morioka Sta.

Recommendation tourist attraction

Day 1

A spectacular scenic site of 200-meter-high cliffs extending about 8 km along the coast. You can enjoy picturesque views of strangely shaped rocks, sea caves of various sizes, and other sights.

The market sells seafood caught off the Sanriku Coast, known as one of the best fishing spots in Japan. A variety of processed seafood and fresh vegetables from local farms are also available here.

The landscape representative of Sanriku Fukko National Park. There is a forest of white rocks, some with evergreen trees growing on them. The vivid contrast of the white rocks and green pines is breathtaking

Day 2

It is said that many kappa (legendary creatures in Japanese folklore) once lived in the small pool behind Jokenji Temple. There is a small shrine dedicated to Kappa by the pool.

Denshoen recreates the lifestyle and culture of Tono region’s farmers in olden times. You can try various activities such as traditional events as well as arts and crafts. A restaurant where you can savor the local cuisine is also available.

The roadside station’s landmark is a big windmill. As well as road information and sightseeing information, you can savor a variety of foods and local dishes at the restaurant.

A Buddhist hall within a temple that is listed as a World Heritage Site. Covered with gold leaf both inside and out, the decoration and ornament will captivate you and take your breath away. In autumn, it is a spectacular sight surrounded by autumn leaves.