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See (Ninohe Region)

Tentai-ji (Tentai Temple)

Local people call Tentai-ji as “Oyama,” and worship it. In 1987, Jakucho Setouchi became the chief priest of this temple.
Even now, after she had retired, in the spring and fall’s annual festivals, Jakucho gives sermons and many people visit this temple.

Goshono Jomon Koen

It is a site of village ruins in Ichinohemachi, Ninohe-gun, Iwate.
It is located in Goshono, Iwadate, Ichinohemachi and was certified to the country’s historic site in 1993.
The ruins like pit houses were repaired and established as a park. There are also experience learning programs.


Basenkyo is one of the picturesque sceneries of Ninohe City. There are rocks called Ogamiiwa (male god rock) and Megamiiwa (female god rock) in the influx of Mabechi River and Appi River. The size of these Meotoiwa (the rocks like a married couple) is a one of a kind.
At Myojingabuchi, where has a legend of Ogamiiwa and Megamiiwa, There is a poem monument of Naoki Prize winner, Kieko Watanabe. You can see “Ohogake” diagonally front of Ogamiiwa and Megamiiwa.

Forestpark Karumai

Yukiyagawa Forestpark Karumai is a park of forest and dam, appreciating the beautiful landscape of the rich nature of water and trees.
This is a place of peace, heaven of rest and you can refresh at an accommodation for families.
Full bloom tulips in the beginning of May are must-see!


Oritsumedake is across Ninohe-shi, Karumai-machi and Kokonoe-mura. Its height is 852 meters.
There aren’t any high mountains around there, so you can see Mt. Iwate, Mt. Hakodasan and Mt. Italy from the peak observation platform. Around the peak, there is plenty of spring water. There are trees of oak and beech along the stream and this is one of Tohoku’s foremost home of fireflies.