Kamaishi Marugoto Mikaku Gourmet
Festival (Kamaishi City)
Gathering the bounty of the ocean, and the richness of the mountains!
A festival of industry, of fishery, and agriculture all under one roof.
Dates: Late Oct
Location: Iwate Fisheries Technology Center and surrounding area
Access: 2 hrs by car from Tohoku Expy Hanamaki Minami IC
Information: Kamaishi Tourism and Products Division 0193-22-2111
Ishidoriya Sake Festival (Hanamaki City)
A festival befitting the home of the master sake brewers known as Nambu
Toji. With sake and events spotlighting Ishidoriya's industries, live
jazz, and a drinking song contest featuring songs from all over Japan,
fun is sure to be had by all.
Dates: Oct mid
Transportation: 15 mins by car from Tohoku Expwy Hanamaki IC
Prices: 5,000 yen
Information: Ishidoriya Sake Festival Cmte 0198-45-4488
Saury Festival (Miyako City)
Saury is the epitomy of the culinary joys of autumn. Here at scenic
Jodogahama Beach, enjoy this delicious fish as sashimi, salt broiled,
or as dumplings in soup. And don't forget some excellent scallops, succulent
salmon, or locally found mushrooms to complete the picture. If you find
you just bought too much, send what you can't carry!
Dates: Mid Sep
Location: Jodogahama Rest House and surrounding area
Access: 20 mins by bus from Miyako Sta. to Oku Jodogahama stop
Information: Miyako Tourism Assoc. 0193-62-3534
Dobekko Festival (Tono City)
"Dobekko" is the Tono dialect for the local sake brew. Enjoy
dobekko and amazake (a sweet, non-alcoholic, sake-like drink) with salmon
trout (Japanese salmon), mushroom cuisine, or rarer treats like bear
soup and pheasant soba.
Dates: Nov late
Tickets:1500yen (1800yen at the door)
Location: Tono Furusato Village
Access: 15 mins by car from Tono Sta.
Information: Festival Exec. Cmte. 0198-64-2300