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    THE UNISON OF THE LOVELY PINK COLORS ADORN THE SPRING IN THE NORTH.

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    THE MOUNTAINS DRAPED IN THE GLIMMER OF THE AUTUMN'S END.

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    THE INFINITE SNOWSCAPE GLISTENED BY THE SUNLIGHT

  • Apology

    An inappropriate expression was in the website of our town and we have corrected the corresponding part.

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Remains of the Jomon period

There are plenty of remains from the Jomon period in Shizukuishi. Jomon earthenware adorned with rope patterns, and earthen figures which were said to be of religious importance, were excavated from these remains.

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  • A famous local and his Poem

    A famous local and his Poem

    Kenji Miyazawa, a famous fairy-tale writer and the representative of Japanese literature, often visited Shizukuishi and introduced this place in some of his works. One of the introduction of Shizukuishi is Nanatsu Mori (seven forests). There are seven forests in Nanatsu Mori but one in particular has rocks that have unique composition. Kenji was captivated by those rocks and he often visited the forest to collect some rocks.

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  • Onsen and Mt. Iwate

    Onsen and Mt. Iwate

    Shizukuishi is surrounded by many mountains which form a basin. Mt. Iwate, with its highest altitude, as well as Shizukuishi are highly regarded by local people as Iwate prefecture's symbolic mountain.

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  • What’s New

    What’s New

    It’s Almost Cherry Blossom Season!(2019.03.15)

    The long winter has ended and the cherry blossom season that Shizukuishi has also been longing for will be arriving. The Koiwai “Ipponzakura (single cherry blossom tree) is famous all over Japan, however there are many places in this town where cherry blossoms can be viewed. There are various characteristic sakura such as the “Ipponzakura (single cherry blossom tree)” and the rows of cherry blossom trees. The viewing for all of them is from the around ending of April to around the beginning of May (depending on when blooming starts, this may vary).

    Why not find the Sakura of your choice traveling around Shizukuishi?

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