Bank of Iwate Red Brick Building
Built in 1911, this handsome edifice was designed by the renowned architect Tatsuno Kingo together with Kasai Manji, the same partnership that designed the iconic Tokyo Station building. The Bank of Iwate Red Brick Building is designated as an Important Cultural Property.
Morioka Castle Site Park
In feudal times, Morioka was the seat of the Nanbu domain. The site of the clan's former castle was opened to the public as a park in 1906 and is known for its cherry blossoms in spring.
Mikoda Morning Market
Nicknamed "Morioka's kitchen," this popular street market operates more than 300 days a year, opening each morning at 5 AM.
To reach Morioka from Tokyo, it takes about 120 minutes by the Tohoku Shinkansen bullet train. The city center is about twenty minutes on foot from Morioka Station.