Satoyama & Seaside Cycling Tours “Ride along the coastline or in the mountain side communities and engage with locals inviting you to let your hair down and enjoy the slow and friendly pace of Minamisanriku.” ; “Ride along the coastline or in the mountain side...
Iriya Uchibayashi Musical Performance

Iriya Uchibayashi Musical Performance

Iriya Uchibayashi Musical Performance "Pass down 'Power' to the next generation." ; “Pass down ‘Power’ to the next generation.” The mountainous rice terraces are colored in golden hues. Autumn in Iriya is picturesque with a landscape of...
“Satoyama” of Iriya Mountainside

“Satoyama” of Iriya Mountainside

“Satoyama” of Iriya Mountainside Traditional Japanese green landscape in the world of Zen. ; “Traditional Japanese green landscape in the world of Zen.” Just five minutes drive from the coastal town of Minamisanriku and you will find yourself amidst a...
Megaliths at the foot of Mt. Shingyodo

Megaliths at the foot of Mt. Shingyodo

Megaliths at the foot of Mt. Shingyodo The stones of a divine spirit ; “The stones of a divine spirit.” In a mountainous area in the Iriya district of Minamisanriku, there are megaliths that dot the landscape, appearing as if they had come down from the...
Mt. Tatsugane

Mt. Tatsugane

Mt. Tatsugane The mountain of the “dragon god (water & sea god)” ; “The mountain of the ‘dragon god (water & sea god)’.” In spring, the seas off Minamisanriku glisten in quiet beauty. Peach, plum, and cherry trees begin to bloom one...
Cocoon Art Crafting

Cocoon Art Crafting

Cocoon Art Crafting “Craft a historical art at a restored Edo-era Samurai dwelling.” ; “Craft a historical art at a restored Edo-era Samurai dwelling.” The Iriya district of Minamisanriku once flourished as a center of silk production and was the...
YES Studio & Octopus Boy

YES Studio & Octopus Boy

YES Studio & Octopus Boy “Meet the Minamisanriku Revival Octopus Society and ‘Octopus Boy’!” ; “Meet the Minamisanriku Revival Octopus Society and ‘Octopus Boy’!” The staff of YES Studio gathers around “Octopus Boy,” a popular character...
Soba Making

Soba Making

Soba Making “Feel and taste the rich history of the area through one of Japan’s most loved food.” ; “Feel and taste the rich history of the area through one of Japan’s most loved food.” The Iriya district of Minamisanriku once flourished as a center of silk production...
Tofu Making

Tofu Making

Tofu Making “Learn how to make traditional soybean food, with a wisdom from back in the day.” ; “Learn how to make traditional soybean food, with a wisdom from back in the day.” Minamisanriku is a place bountiful of a rich land nurtured by its nature. Local produce...
Okera Create-a-farm Project

Okera Create-a-farm Project

Okera Create-a-farm Project “Uplift the town livelihood through agritourism.” ; “Uplift the town livelihood through agritourism.” The satoyama of Iriya is a place where folk tales and traditional scenic views of Japan still exist today. Before the earthquake and...

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