city in Iwate Prefecture, Japan
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Hanamaki is a city in Iwate prefecture, Japan

Miyazawa Kenji Dowa-Mura

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  • Hanamaki City Sightseeing Association (花巻市観光協会), 3-183-1 Kuzu, +81 198-29-4522.
    • Hanamaki Sightseeing center, 10-87-7 Yazawa (in Shin Hanamaki st.), +81 198-31-2244. 09:00-17:30.
    • Hanamaki Sightseeing Information, 1-1-43-2 Odori (in Hanamaki st.), +81 198-24-1931. 09:00-17:30.

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The local tourist association has a multilingual guide site.

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By train, Shin-Hanamaki Station is accessible by the Shinkansen (2.5-3 hours from Tokyo). If your final destination is Hanamaki Station, it is faster to take the Shinkansen to Kitakami and transfer to the JR Tohoku Line. The Kamaishi Line, which connects Shin-Hanamaki Station and Hanamaki Station, only operates about 1 train per hour, so the connections always lead to more time on the train rather than less.

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Map of Hanamaki

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Kiyomizu Temple
  • 1 Miyazawa Kenji Memorial Museum (宮沢賢治記念館). A museum which highlights aspects of Kenji Miyazawa's life beyond just being an author. It especially focuses on his religious aesthetics, farming, and cosmology studies.
  • 2 Miyazawa Kenji Dowa-Mura (宮沢賢治童話村), 26-19 Takamatsu (15 min walk or 2 min bus ride from Shin-Hanamaki Station). An art museum that takes the works of local author Kenji Miyazawa and turns it into a walkthrough interactive experience. There are 4 rooms inspired by different stories. ¥350.

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Soak and relax in onsens

  • Stellamigo Iwate Hanamaki (ステラミーゴいわて花巻). Hanamaki is home to a professional futsal club in Japan's F. League.

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Routes through Hanamaki
Shin-AomoriMorioka  N   S  → Kitakami → Mizusawa-Esashi → IchinosekiSendai
AomoriMorioka  N   S  → Kitakami → Mizusawa → HiraizumiSendai
AomoriMorioka  N   S  → Kitakami → Mizusawa → Hiraizumi-MaesawaSendai
END  W   E  TonoKamaishi
YurihonjoYokote  W   E  TonoOfunato

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