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    THE LOVELY PINK COLORS ADORN THE SPRING IN THE NORTHERN COUNTRY

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    THE MOUNTAINS COME ALIVE WITH COLOR IN THE COOL FALL SEASON

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    THE WINTER SUNSHINE REFLECTS THROUGHOUT THE INFINITE SILVERY WORLD

Remains of the Jomon period

There are plenty of remains from the Jomon period in Shizukuishi. Jomon earthenware, made for daily use, with its distinctive rope pattern and Dogu (clay figures) used for prayer were excavated and saved.

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  • A Local Famous Man and His Poems

    A Local Famous Man and His Poems

    The late Kenji Miyazawa was one of the greatest and most influential writers of children's stories in Japan. He often visited Shizukuishi and Nanatsumori forest (One of seven local forests) and both the town and forest regularly appeared in his writing.

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  • Hot Springs and Mt. Iwate

    Hot Springs and Mt. Iwate

    The town of Shizukuishi is largely a basin surrounded by many mountains. Mt. Iwate is the highest mountain in Shizukushi, and is loved by the residents not only as symbol of Shizukuishi, but also as a symbol for Iwate Prefecture.

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  • What’s New

    What’s New

    Recommended Fall Foliage Spot “Funara" (2016.8.22)

    About 15 minutes by car on National Highway 46 (Route 46) from the center of Shizukuishi towards Akita, on the left side about 1.5km before Michinoeki Shizukuishi Anekko (Road Station), there is a chain of mountains that are not very tall. There is a continuous line of mountains about the same height and you can enjoy this for a long time much like a picture scroll. It also can be seen from the national highway and viewing the fall foliage while driving is also possible.

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