Esashi (Oshu City, Iwate Pref.)
Tourist attractions based on historical storehouses dating from the Edo period (17th to 19th centuries).
- (Mar. - May)
- (Jun. - Aug.)
- (Sept. - Nov.)
- (Dec. - Feb.)
- : Culture
- : Gourmet
- : Relaxation
- : Shopping
- : Scenery
- : Convenience
- Esashi Fujiwara no Sato
Esashi Fujiwara no Sato is a theme park that retraces the history of the Oshu Fujiwara clan, which ruled over the Tohoku region during the twelfth century, and enables visitors to immerse themselves in the history and culture of Michinoku (the old name for Tohoku). The magnificent castle fortifications, palace structures, and government offices have been faithfully recreated.
- Kurofune Square
Kurofune Square consists of black-and-white structures built in the style of storerooms with the aim of promoting uniformity among stores and creating a streetscape to symbolize Esashi Ward. Kurokabe Glass Shop and Kurofune Music Box Iwayado have also been established at this location.
- Specialty Products of Esashi
Thanks to the favorable climate of Esashi and the application of exceptional technologies, locally cultivated rice known as Esashi Kinsatsumai is highly regarded nationwide. Esashi apples sold in Tokyo markets and elsewhere are the most expensive in the country.
- By train:
- Tokyo Station – Mizusawa-Esashi Station; 2 hours 55 minutes
- Iwate-no-Tabi (Iwate Tourism Association)