Kuji is located in the northern Sanriku area of Iwate. There are lush hardwood forests in the mountainous area. All sorts of outdoor activities can be enjoyed in the summer, and the winter is ideal for skiing. Clear streams flow through the countryside, and fascinatingly shaped rocks charm viewers with their Rias-born beauty as they peek out from the crashing waves on the coast.
There is the Port Festival that brings out the vibrancy of the beach, the calm beauty of Yamane landscape evoked in the Waterwheel Festival, and the giant floats that can’t be missed at the Kuji Autumn Festival. There are large festivals throughout the year in Kuji, which many people come to see.
Special local products
Kuji is blessed with surprisingly delicious ingredients from its mountains, villages, and sea.Yamagata’s shorthorn beef and soba come from the mountains, as does the unique local delicacy, “mamebu.” On the other hand, the ocean provides sea urchin in the summer, and various other marine delicacies.
Many programs and plans that utilize the landscape’s natural features are available for visitors to experience in all aspects of the area including shower climbing and other activities in the mountains, on the coast, and in villages.Participants on these programs are protected by 24 hour safety management.
Kuji is located in the northern Sanriku area of Iwate. It takes about four hours to reach Kuji from Tokyo or Ueno Station with just one transfer by shinkansen and bus. Kuji can also be reached from Hanamaki Airport via Morioka. It is also possible to take the shinkansen to Ninohe, and use a bus or rental car to get to Kuji.