Iwate is the biggest prefecture in Honshu and has endless beautiful coastlines. A glorious buddhist culture which flourished at the end of the Heian era still remains and captivates visitors in Hiraizumi, which is a world heritage. There is also a lot of traditional culture such as Nanbu ironware and Hidehira-nuri.美しい海岸線がどこまでも続く本州最大の県。世界遺産「平泉」には平安末期に栄えた華やかな仏教文化が残され人々を魅了する。南部鉄器、秀衡塗などの伝統文化も豊か。