Morioka Handi-Works Square

This is a facility where you can "see, touch, and create" various traditional craftworks and foods of Morioka. There are 2 main areas: the Workshop Area and the Exhibition Area. In the Workshop Area, there are 15 workshops where you can buy products, watch professional craftsmen at work, and get hands-on experience making original goods. Visitors can make Nanbu senbei rice crackers, which is done in a similar manner to Belgian waffles, and create their original dango or rice cakes by putting flavored syrup on them. The dango store has very unique dango, such as cream dango and okaka ( dried bonito flakes ) dango. In the Exhibition Area, over 3,500 local specialties are sold. There is also a replica of a Nanbu magariya house, a traditional L-shaped building in which a stable is joined to a house.

Website: (Japanese Only)

Category: Art, design and traditional goods

Region: Tohoku


©Morioka Handi-Works Square


Morioka Handi-Works Square
64-102 Oirino, Tsunagi, Morioka City,IWATE

*From Tokyo Station:
[Rail]2h30min to Morioka Station by JR Tohoku Shinkansen

*From Morioka Station:
[Bus]30min by Bus

- From Morioka I.C.(Tohoku Expressway):
[Car] 25min drive


Admission fee Free *2F Exhibition Room: elementary school students and up 100 yen; groups ( 20 or more ) 80 yen
Working days and hours 8:40-17:00
Closings Dec 29-Jan 3rd ※The Morioka Local Industry Promotion Center may have additional irregular closings.
Visitor capacity 1,600people(The Morioka Local Industry Promotion Center)
Time required for a tour 30 - 90min(depends on the workshop)
Language Japanese only
Reservation No Required
Other conditions - workshop (additional fee will be charged)
- shop & restaurant