Rugby World Cup Japan 2019 host city Kamaishi is located in the northeast of Honshu, in Iwate Prefecture. The city itself is the birthplace of Japan’s modern iron industry and home to a UNESCO World-heritage listed blast furnace, whilst the prefecture is known for its spectacular Pacific coastline. Rugged and wave-battered, Iwate’s coast has dramatic cliffs, beaches, sand dunes and secluded natural ports, meaning that it is a fantastic place to eat seafood. Inland is tracts of forest, soaring peaks and plenty of rural culture – with all this great outdoors, Iwate Prefecture is a must explore for lovers of the great outdoors!

Iwate Prefecture at a Glance

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GMT +9
time difference
12 Hours
flight time
1.3 Million
population
Sanriku
Fukko
famous landmark
Jajamen
pairon
local food
Summer
best time to visit

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