Kiitaiwate Round Trip Pass [Leftward] - Model courses departing from and arriving at Morioka Station are also available.

Iwate Prefecture is the hometown of major league baseball players Shohei Otani and Yusei Kikuchi. Located in the northeastern part of Honshu, it has the largest area in Honshu and is very rich in the bounties of the mountains and the sea.

There are also numerous hot springs, spots where you can heal the fatigue of travelers and taste the delicacies of the Sanriku sea, and many historical sites that have appeared on the stage of Japanese history.

Introduced on this page is the "Kitaiwate Gurutto Pass," a convenient and economical ticket for traveling in the northern area of Iwate Prefecture (Kita Iwate Area).

The Kita Iwate Round Trip Pass is an economical 3-day pass that allows you to travel around Kita Iwate by train and bus, getting on and off in any direction.

*This page provides a model course and ticket reservations for the leftward round trip.
*Click here for a model course and ticket reservations for the rightward Kiita Iwate Gurutto Pass.

Ticket ContentsYou can take the following routes in one direction only, and you can get on and off as many times as you like, no matter where you ride from.

1) IGR Iwate Galaxy Railroad: Between Morioka Station and Kindaichi Onsen Station
(You can take a return ride between Ninohe Station and Kindaichi Onsen Station)
2) JR Bus Tohoku Swallow: Between Ninohe Station and Kuji Station
3) Sanriku Railway: Between Kuji Station and Miyako Station
4) Iwate Kenpoku Bus: Between Miyako Station and Morioka Station
ChargeAdults (including junior high school students) 5,200 yen / Children (elementary school students) 2,600 yen
Release periodyear round
term of validity3 days from the start date of use
PrecautionsIf you use a reserved seat for the Sanriku Railway "Kotatsu Train" or other trains, a separate reserved seat fee will be charged.
Once the ticket has been used, refunds and extensions of the validity period are not possible regardless of delays or cancellations.

Introducing a model course to/from Morioka with the Kiita Iwate Round Trip Pass (leftward).

3 days/2 nights, Sanriku Geopark, Jodogahama Walk, Kuji Underground Water Science Museum, Moguranpia, and World Heritage Goshono Jomon Park

On the second day, take the Sanriku Railway to the north, and stop at the "Marine Rose Park Noda Tamagawa," a mine where gemstones lie! On the second day, take the Sanriku Railway to the north, stopping at Marine Rose Park Noda Tamagawa, a mine where gemstones lie. In Kuji City, we visited "Kuji Underground Water Science Museum Moguranpia".

There is also an exhibition corner featuring "Sakana-kun," who has been helping with reconstruction efforts since the earthquake. On the third day, after shopping for local specialties in Ninohe City, we will visit Goshono Jomon Park, which was registered as a World Heritage site. The park is one of 17 Jomon sites in four prefectures in Hokkaido and the northern Tohoku region that have been registered as World Heritage sites. A museum has also been established in the park, so visitors can learn more about the Jomon period.

Ticket to be usedKiitaiwate Gurutto Pass [Leftward]
Fare: Adult 5,200 yen, Child 2,600 yen
Validity: 3 days
Estimated amountIn addition to the tickets listed above, the following fees will be charged separately.
Breakdown
Lunch around Miyako Station 1,000 yen - 2,000 yen
Accommodation fee at Jodogahama Park Hotel
Accommodation fee at Kuji Grand Hotel 7,000 yen -
Marine Rose Park Noda Tamagawa Adult 700 yen
Moguranpia General 700 yen
Lunch around Kuji Station 1,000 yen - 2,000 yen
Lunch at Shikinosato 900 yen - 2,000 yen
Other Kitanote Bus and cab fares, etc. other than the Gurutto Pass

Day 1

Start】
Depart from Morioka Station (East Exit, platform 7) at 9:40 a.m.
Take Kenpoku Bus 106 express/express bus to Miyako Station. 11:20 a.m. Arrive at Miyako Station.

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The fish and vegetable market is filled with freshly caught seafood all year round, including sea urchins, sea squirts, abalone, oysters, wakame seaweed, salmon, saury, squid, and crabs. These unique Sanriku seafood products are also very popular as souvenirs. The market is also home to local farmers, who sell their produce, wild vegetables, mushrooms, and more. The charm of this market lies not only in its freshness and low prices, but also in the smiling faces, lively atmosphere, and warmth of the people while shopping.


Miyako City Fish and Vegetable Market (Miyakoshi Gyosai Ichiba)
Location: 1-1, Gogetsu-cho, Miyako, Iwate 027-0072 Tel: 0193-62-1521
URL: https://www.gyosai.jp/
Hours: 6:30-17:30
Closed: Every Wednesday

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Depart from Miyako Station (Bus stop ③) at 13:40 to Jodogahama Visitor Center by
Kenpoku Bus (bus bound for Oku-Jodogahama). 13:57 Arrive at Jodogahama Visitor Center.

Located in the center of Sanriku Reconstruction National Park and Sanriku Geopark, Jodogahama is a representative scenic spot of Miyako. A forest of sharply pointed white drift rocks adorn the shore, each one with a different expression. The contrast between the green of the pine trees, the white of the rock surface, and the deep blue of the sea is truly worth seeing. The name "Jodogahama" is said to have been given by Ryuko Reikyō (died in 1727), the seventh head priest of Jōan-ji Temple at Miyakozan, during the Tenwa period (1681-1683), when he marveled that the place was "just like the Pure Land of Paradise.

Jodogahama (Jodogahama beach)
Location: 32, Hitachihama-cho, Miyako City, 027-0001, etc.
Tel: 0193-62-2111 (Miyako City Industry Promotion Department Tourism Division)
URL: https://www.city.miyako.iwate.jp/kanko/jyoudogahama.html

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The hotel stands on a hill overlooking Jodogahama Beach, a national scenic beauty spot, and Miyako Bay. The hotel offers a view of the national park from the ocean-side rooms overlooking the sunrise and a buffet featuring seafood from Sanriku.

Please relax at the hotel and enjoy seafood from Jodogahama and Sanriku.

Jodogahama Park Hotel
Location: 32-4 Hitachihama-cho, Miyako, Iwate 027-0001
Phone (reservation only): 0193-62-2324
URL: https://www.jodo-ph.jp/
Check-in 15:00 / Check-out 10:00


2nd day

Depart from Jodogahama Park Hotel at 8:32 a.m.
Take Kenpoku Bus (local bus bound for Miyako Eki-mae) or cab to Miyako Station.

↓ Walk to the roadside station Kuji.

Depart Miyako Station at 9:23 a.m. and take Sanriku Railway to Noda-Tamagawa Station, arriving at 10:44 a.m.

↓ Walk to Marine Rose Park Noda. 8 minutes away.

The Noda Tamagawa Mine, once one of the largest manganese deposits in Japan, is now open to the public as a sightseeing tunnel. Visitors are greeted by "MANGAN BOYz," mannequin underground idols who have come from 400 meters underground. In addition to recreating mining operations with machines and dolls, various gemstones, minerals, and even fossils from around the world are on display. Visitors can purchase marine rose jewelry and natural stones at the museum store.


Marine Rose Park Noda Tamagawa
Location: 5-104-13 Tamagawa, Noda-mura, Kudo-gun, Iwate 028-8202 Tel: 0194-66-7200
URL: https://www.jplan-iwate.com/
Hours: April to October 9:30-17:00 (last admission 16:00)
November to March 9:30-16:00 (last admission 15:00)
Closed: Tuesdays, year-end and New Year's holidays
Admission: Adults 700 yen / Junior and senior high school students 500 yen / Elementary school students 400 yen

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This small winery was established in 2016 in Noda Village, where many mountain grapes grow wild and have been carefully nurtured one by one for centuries. The establishment of the winery was made possible by the support of various organizations and supporters from all over Japan in the wake of the earthquake disaster, and the winery was established entirely through the efforts of the private sector, from the preparation of the winery. The winery uses high quality mountain grapes grown by local farmers, brewed by a local sommelier, and all work and management is done by hand, always facing the mountain grapes and putting in a lot of time and effort.

Suzumi no Oka winery
Location: 5-104-117 Tamagawa, Oaza, Noda-mura, Kudo-gun, Iwate 028-8202
Tel: 0194-75-3980
URL: https://www.suzuminookawinery.com/
Hours: 9am-6pm
Closed: No regular holidays

↓ Depart around 11:50 a.m., walk to Noda-Tamagawa Station.

12:04 Depart from Noda-Tamagawa Station to Kuji Station by Sanriku Railway, arriving at 12:34.

Depart from Kuji Station at 12:50 p.m. and take a cab to Moguranpia, arriving at 13:05 p.m.

The Moguranpia Aquarium is the main facility of the Kuji Underground Water Science Museum Moguranpia. The exhibits condense the sea of Kuji, and introduce the bright life of the abundant sea creatures of Sanriku, as well as the wisdom of the people of Kuji, who have lived in the sea, through "Nanbu Moguri" and "Divers of the Northern Limit". In the exhibition room of the administration building, there is also an exhibition corner featuring "Sakana-kun," a man who has been supporting the recovery efforts since the earthquake. The Moguranpia Aquarium is the only aquarium in the world where visitors can see underwater diving operations of "Nanbu Moguri" and "Northernmost Divers" using helmet-type diving apparatus. Please come and see the splendid skills of the Sanriku divers who have lived together with the sea. Diving demonstrations are held on weekends, holidays, and other specific dates. 

At Moguranpia Aquarium, visitors can watch a demonstration of "northernmost divers" as shown in the video!

Depart from Moguranpia at 15:00. Take a cab to "Roadside Station Kuji". 15:15 arrival.

At Michi no Eki Kuji, fresh fish and agricultural products from Kuji City are sold directly, and there is also an "amber accessories store" that is unique to Kuji, which is famous for its amber production.

The perfect place to shop for souvenirs.

Michi no Eki Tsuki
Location: 2-5-6 Nakamachi, Kuji City, Iwate Prefecture, 028-0056 Japan
Tel: 0194-66-9200
URL: http://dofukan.com/
Hours: 9:00-19:00 (except some days) (open until 18:00 from November to March)

↓ Walk from Kuji Station to Kuji Grand Hotel. 10 minutes on foot.
  From "Roadside Station Kuji" to Kuji Grand Hotel on foot. 15 minutes on foot.

Arrive at Kuji Grand Hotel, where you will stay on the second day.

Kuji Grand Hotel is a 5-minute walk from Kuji Station on the JR Hachinohe Line and Sanriku Railway Hokurias Line.
If you are walking from the station, please go through the underpass and turn right. The hotel is on your right.

Around the hotel, there are several taverns, kappo restaurants, and restaurants that serve local Kuji ingredients and Sanriku seafood. Take a stroll on foot and enjoy Kuji's gourmet delights!


Kuji Grand Hotel
Location: 10-15 Kawasaki-cho, Kuji, Iwate 028-0051 Tel: 0194-52-2222
URL: http: //www.kuji-gh.com/


3rd day

9:20 Depart Kuji Grand Hotel. Walk to Kuji Station.

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9:35 DEPART KUJI STN. FOR NINOHE STN. BY JR BUS, ARRIVING AT 10:45

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Take a cab to North Chocolate Factory 2door, arriving around 11:00.

The name "2door" is derived from "two doors," and also means "Nanbu Senbei and chocolate" or "tradition and fusion," and is truly a new door to the next stage. In 2door, visitors can observe the manufacturing process of chocolate products. In addition to chocolate products, the store also offers a wide variety of Nanbu Senbei (rice crackers), including products available only at 2door. There is also a café space and a hands-on corner. The "Cacao Seed Smoothie," available in limited quantities every day, tastes more fruity than you can imagine.

Chocolate Factory & Store in the North two-doortwo-door
Location: 65-3 Aza-Arase, Ishikirisho, Ninohe-shi, Iwate 028-6103
Phone: 0195-22-2222
URL:https://www.iwateya.co.jp
Business hours: 10:00-18:00
Closed: Please check our business calendar *We may be closed for company events, training, etc.

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Nanbu Senbeino Iwateya's "Jisuke Kobo Shikinosato" adjacent to the Iwate Senbeino Iwateya main factory serves local cuisine from the Nanbu region. At "Shikinosato", the soba produced in Iwate Prefecture is hand-shelled, hand-pressed with stone-pulverized flour, and only the soba made that day is served. Tempura is also popular for its crispy batter.

It is not only the food, but also the warmth of the hometown. Please enjoy the spirit of the South at Shiki no Sato.


Self-help studio "Shiki no Sato"
Location: 49-1 Arase, Ishikirisho, Ninohe-shi, Iwate 028-6103 Tel: 0195-23-7148
URL: http://www.iwateya.co.jp
Hours: 11:00 - 15:30
Closed: Please check our business calendar (in-house) We may be closed for events, training, etc. Please check the business calendar when making reservations.)

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12:10 Depart from "Shiki no Sato" and take a cab to Goshono Jomon Park, arriving around 12:30.

The Goshono Ruins were finally registered as a World Cultural Heritage site! The Goshono Ruins are one of 17 Jomon sites in 4 prefectures in Hokkaido and the northern Tohoku region that have been registered this time. The Goshono Jomon Park is dotted with pit dwellings, and a museum has been established to allow visitors to learn more about the Jomon period.

Goshono Jomon Koen (Goshono Jomon Park)
Location: Iwadate Aza Goshono 2, Ichinohe-cho, Ninohe-gun, Iwate 028-5316
Tel: 0195-32-2652
URL: https://goshono-iseki.com/index.html
Hours: Open 9:00 - 17:00
Closed: Every Monday ( However, if Monday is a national holiday, the following day)
The day after a national holiday (except Saturday and Sunday) Year-end year

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14:00Depart from Goshono Jomon Park
Kenpoku Bus (local bus bound for Ichinohe Sta. *Operating period: 4/1-11/30)
or take a cab to Ichinohe Sta. Arrive 14:10.

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Departed from Ichinohe station at 14:18 to Morioka station by IGR.
Arrived at Morioka station at 15:21. Thank you for your hard work!

How was it?

The model course we have introduced is just one of the ways to enjoy it.

After enjoying cold noodles, jaja-men and wanko-soba in Morioka, you can go on a gourmet tour to Kuji, where the drama "Amachan" was set, to taste the seafood of Sanriku, or enjoy the beautiful sea, nature and starry sky of Sanriku.

Please enjoy the sights of Iwate to the fullest with the Kiitaiwate Round Trip Pass.

summary

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(Runs daily)
(Runs daily)
classification local bus ticket
Price
Adults (including junior high school students) ¥5,200 Children (elementary school students) ¥2,600
Minimum number of participants

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