Tourism

Esashi-Fujiwara Heritage Park, which is located near the World Heritage Site of Hiraizumi, is a theme park where you can experience the history and culture of the Tohoku region from ancient times to the middle ages.

The beautiful scenery that changes appearance from season to season will also sooth the eyes and spirits of visitors.

Esashi-Fujiwara Heritage Park
Esashi-Fujiwara Heritage Park
Row of cherry blossom trees of Mizusawa Racecourse
Row of cherry blossom trees
at Mizusawa Racecourse

Festivals, Events and Traditional Arts

Oshu has many deeply rooted traditional events and folk art such as the Hidaka Hibuse festival and the Esashi 100-Deer Dance. You can experience the culture and history of Oshu through the festivals and events held each season.

the Hidaka Hibuse festival
Hidaka Hibuse Festival
Esashi 100-Deer Dance
Esashi 100-Deer Dance

Special Products

Nambu Tekki ironware and Iwayado Tansu-chests created from high-quality Japanese zelkova and Paulownia wood and then given a deep lacquer-are nationally designated traditional handicrafts possessing a history of several hundred years. They are being produced in great numbers as products that are proudly Japanese. The deep sensitivity and high artistry of the craftsmen continues to be passed down right up until the present day.

Esashi Ringo(Esashi Apples)
Esashi Ringo (Esashi Apples)
Maesawa Beef
Maesawa Beef
Hitomebore Rice
Hitomebore Rice