Geto Kogen is located to the west of central Kitakami city in the south-western region of Iwate Prefecture. The area is known for heavy snowfall and Geto Kogen itself for some of the biggest snow depth numbers in all of Japan. This resort has two operating Gondolas as well as a quad lift and two pairs. Geto Kogen has been operating since 1993.
Iwate Prefecture (岩手県, Iwate-ken) is a prefecture in the Tōhoku region of Japan. Located on the main island of Honshu, it contains the island's easternmost point. The capital is Morioka. Iwate has the lowest population density of any prefecture outside Hokkaido.
Irihata Onsen Semenoyu is located in about 45 minute drive away from the Kitakami station west exit and 40 minute drive away from the Kitakami Ezuriko I.C. of Tohoku expressway. There is a dam called “Irihata dam” near Irihata Onsen Semenoyu. The landscape from the Irihata dam observatory is very beautiful.
The museum was open in 1973. The theme of this museum has been "Nature and Culture around the Kitakami River" and passing the history of Kitakami on to people. It exhibites items concerning hiratabune (boat) which transported supplies along the Kitakami River during Edo era.
Today, there are still traces of these temples and pagodas on Mt. Kumini. In the temples heyday, there was a massive temple complex comprised of over 700 temples and pagodas with 36 priests. Historically, it is believed that the temple was known as Teigakuji (a semi-governmental temple) of Mutsu during the Heian era.
Kitakami and Tokyo are connected by hourly trains along the Tohoku Shinkansen. The one way trip takes three hours, costs around 13,000 yen and is covered by the Japan Rail Pass, JR East Tohoku Area Pass and JR East South Hokkaido Pass. From Kitakami Station, it is a 20 minute walk to Tenshochi Park or 45 minute walk to the open air museum.
Kitakami is located in south-central Iwate Prefecture, in the Kitakami River valley, approximately 45 kilometers south of the prefectural capital of Morioka, and 490 kilometers north of Tokyo. The city is at the confluence of the Kitakami River and the Waga River and has an altitude ranging from 50 to 200 meters above sea level, rising to 400 meters in the east.
Suwa Shrine is the major Shinto shrine of Nagasaki, Japan, and home to the Nagasaki Kunchi. It is located in the northern part of the city, on the slopes of Mount Tamazono-san, and features a 277-step stone staircase leading up the mountain to the various buildings that comprise the shrine. Suwa shrine was established as a way of stopping and reverting the conversion to Christianity that was taking place in Nagasaki. In modern times it remains an important and successful center of the community.
Akita Expressway – Kitakami IC, Kitakami-Nishi IC; Japan National Route 4; Japan National Route 107; Japan National Route 456; Local attractions. The city is famous for the sakura that bloom in Tenshochi Park, which is regarded as one of the hundred best places in Japan to view cherry blossoms.