Morioka

Morioka
Morioka
Morioka
Morioka
Morioka
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Timezone: GMT + 9
Airport
Venue Capacity:
Accommodation capacity: 4,969

CONTACT

MORIOKA TOURISM & CONVENTION ASSOCIATION

Tel.
+81-19-606-6688
Fax.
+81-19-653-4417
URL
http://hellomorioka.jp/ 
E-mail
cnv@odette.or.jp 
∨ ∧ Overview

Unique cuisine in a city set in an old farming region

With Mt. Iwate in the background and the Kitakamigawa River running tranquilly through its center, Morioka City is the breadbasket for the northern Tohoku region. In winter, the snowy scenery makes a beautiful backdrop, and in spring the cherry trees are in full bloom during the May holidays, a full month after Tokyo’s cherry blossom season. Also famed for its sake, Morioka has produced many skilled sake brewers, who work throughout Japan. Morioka also boasts a unique food culture, which includes noodle dishes such as the famous wanko-soba, as well as many varieties of mochigashi desserts. Stone monuments and literary museums throughout the city celebrate the many famous writers born here, such as Miyazawa Kenji and Ishikawa Takuboku. Visitors can enjoy a wide selection of onsen hot springs resorts just outside the city, including the scenic Hachimantai and Tsunagi onsen resorts, Amihari spa, and Ohshuku onsen resort.

Key Facts
  • Region:
    Hokkaido & Tohoku
    Population:
    0.3 million (City)
  • Access:

  • Local Speciality:

    Place to visit:

Number of Rooms Hotel 3,891
Japanese Inn 646
Max. Capacity of Hotel Hotel 4,969
Japanese Inn 3,037
Average Temperature and Average Precipitation
Month JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
Average Temperature -1℃ -1℃ 2℃ 8℃ 14℃ 18℃ 21℃ 23℃ 18℃ 12℃ 5℃ 1℃
Average Precipitation 53mm 48mm 80mm 87mm 102mm 110mm 185mm 183mm 160mm 93mm 90mm 70mm
∨ ∧ Venues
  • AIINA (AYEE-NA)
    Convention Facility
    The Aiina Center is a 4-minute walk from JR Shinkansen Morioka Station. The seat...
    Number
    of Beds
    Number of
    Guest Rooms
    Seating Capacity Amount of
    Exhibition
    Space (m²)
    Theater Classroom Reception Banquets
    507 210 760 300 299
  • HOTEL METROPOLITAN MORIOKA
    Hotel

    Situated just a step away from the north entrance of JR Shinkansen Morioka St...

    Number
    of Beds
    Number of
    Guest Rooms
    Seating Capacity Amount of
    Exhibition
    Space (m²)
    Theater Classroom Reception Banquets
    213 184 600 420 600 270
  • HOTEL METROPOLITAN MORIOKA NEW WING
    Hotel

    Located a 3-minute walk from the north entrance of JR Shinkansen Morioka Stat...

    Number
    of Beds
    Number of
    Guest Rooms
    Seating Capacity Amount of
    Exhibition
    Space (m²)
    Theater Classroom Reception Banquets
    184 121 1100 700 1000 500
∨ ∧ Attractions

-Local performances of sansa dance and oni kembai (a sword dance to exorcize evil spirits)
-Wanko-soba noodle-eating contest
-Five excursion tours with volunteer guides to Morioka’s historic sites

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