IWATE WANKO de MANPUKU drive passport

The 2019 Sanriku Disaster Risk Reduction and Reconstruction Project - Road Trips on the Sanriku Coast of Iwate

Here are some sample routes for you to enjoy the best Iwate has to offer!

04.Something the kids will enjoy! – A family drive

This route will take you south along the coast of Sanriku from Kuji to Kamaishi.
You’ll enjoy fun Sanriku activities like a unique aquarium and museum, boat rides at the Kitayamazaki cliffs and Jodogahama Beach, and even a cafe where you can have a moment to relax.

Something the kids will enjoy! – A family drive

route

Start!!
From Hachinohe/Ninohe

By car 1 hr 20 min from Hachinohe, 1 hr 10 min from Ninohe

Spot
01
Kuji Amber Museum〔Kuji City〕

Activities include digging for amber and making jewelry.

By car 25 min

Spot
02
“Moguranpia” - Kuji’s Underground Aquarium〔Kuji City〕

Scuba divers and local female divers called Ama do performances here. You can see and even touch local varieties of fish at this aquarium.

By car 1 hr

Spot
03
Sappa Boat Adventures〔Tanohata Village〕

Ride on small boats called Sappa-sen to cruise right up close to the cliffs of Kitayamazaki.

By car 1 hr 10 min

Spot
04
Miyako & Jodogahama Boat Cruise〔Miyako City〕

See those unique, complex rocks of Jodogahama up close from the ocean, and then feed the local seagulls a snack.

By car 50 min

Spot
05
Museum of the Whale and the Ocean〔Yamada Town〕

In this museum, you can see the 17.6 meter long skeleton of a sperm whale and other full-size models.

By car 35 min

Spot
06
Miffy Café Kamaishi〔Kamaishi City〕

This is the only permanent Miffy Café in all of Japan. The lunch specials, waffles, and parfaits are all popular.

By car 2 hr

Goal!!
To Morioka