List of Historic Sites of Japan (Iwate)

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This list is of the Historic Sites of Japan located within the Prefecture of Iwate.[1]

National Historic Sites[edit]

As of 1 August 2014, thirty sites have been designated as being of national significance (including three *Special Historic Sites).[2][3]

Site Municipality Comments Image Coordinates Type Ref.
*Chūson-ji Precinct
中尊寺境内
Chūsonji keidai
Hiraizumi part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site Hiraizumi – Temples, Gardens and Archaeological Sites Representing the Buddhist Pure Land[4]
Chūsonji Precinct
39°00′07″N 141°06′00″E / 39.00186419°N 141.10007091°E / 39.00186419; 141.10007091 (Chūsonji Precinct) 3 165
*Muryōkō-in Site
無量光院跡
Muryōkōin ato
Hiraizumi part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site Hiraizumi – Temples, Gardens and Archaeological Sites Representing the Buddhist Pure Land[4]
Muryōkōin Site
38°59′35″N 141°06′57″E / 38.99293001°N 141.1158882°E / 38.99293001; 141.1158882 (Muryōkōin Site) 3 117
*Mōtsū-ji Precinct and associated Chinjusha
毛越寺境内 附 鎮守社跡
Mōtsūji keidai tsuketari chinjūsha ato
Hiraizumi part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site Hiraizumi – Temples, Gardens and Archaeological Sites Representing the Buddhist Pure Land[4]
Mōtsūji Precinct
38°59′26″N 141°06′56″E / 38.99053116°N 141.11545706°E / 38.99053116; 141.11545706 (Mōtsūji Precinct) 3 116
Ayaorishinden Site
綾織新田遺跡
Ayaorishinden iseki
Tōno 39°19′01″N 141°17′56″E / 39.31704513°N 141.29888505°E / 39.31704513; 141.29888505 (Ayaorishinden Site) 1 3344
Ōshū Kaidō
奥州街道
Ōshū Kaidō
Ichinohe, Iwate 40°14′20″N 141°28′07″E / 40.2388038°N 141.46854328°E / 40.2388038; 141.46854328 (Ōshū Kaidō) 6 00003655
Shimofunato Shell Mound
下船渡貝塚
Shimofunato kaizuka
Ōfunato 39°02′16″N 141°43′09″E / 39.03776484°N 141.7190317°E / 39.03776484; 141.7190317 (Shimofunato Shell Mound) 1 129
Tsunozuka Kofun
角塚古墳
Tsunozuka kofun
Ōshū
Tsunozuka Kofun
39°08′29″N 141°05′37″E / 39.14136172°N 141.09374587°E / 39.14136172; 141.09374587 (Tsunozuka Kofun) 1 168
Kabayama Site
樺山遺跡
Kabayama iseki
Kitakami 39°14′32″N 141°07′48″E / 39.24234144°N 141.12987147°E / 39.24234144; 141.12987147 (Kabayama Site) 1 163
Hashino Blast Furnace Site
橋野高炉跡
Hashino kōro ato
Kitakami oldest Western-style blast furnace in Japan, built in 1858; influenced the development of the Yawata Steel Works and for this reason included within the submission for inscription on the UNESCO World Heritage List of The Modern Industrial Heritage Sites in Kyushu and Yamaguchi[5][6]
Hashino Blast Furnace Site
39°20′36″N 141°40′57″E / 39.34342274°N 141.6824396°E / 39.34342274; 141.6824396 (Hashino Blast Furnace Site) 6 157
Kinkeizan
金鶏山
Kinkeizan
Hiraizumi part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site Hiraizumi – Temples, Gardens and Archaeological Sites Representing the Buddhist Pure Land[4]
Kinkeizan
38°59′36″N 141°06′33″E / 38.99335037°N 141.10920153°E / 38.99335037; 141.10920153 (Kinkeizan) 2,3 3428
Kunohe Castle
九戸城
Kunohe-jō ato
Ninohe
Kunohe Castle Site
40°16′04″N 141°18′11″E / 40.26790019°N 141.30316196°E / 40.26790019; 141.30316196 (Kunohe Castle Site) 2 134
Goshono Site
御所野遺跡
Goshono iseki
Ichinohe submitted for inscription on the UNESCO World Heritage List as one of the Jōmon Archaeological Sites in Hokkaidō, Northern Tōhoku, and other regions[4][7]
Kunohe Castle Site
40°11′53″N 141°18′23″E / 40.19815136°N 141.30645834°E / 40.19815136; 141.30645834 (Kunohe Castle Site) 1 169
Ezuriko Kofun Cluster
江釣子古墳群
Ezuriko kofun-gun
Kitakami 39°17′29″N 141°04′56″E / 39.29146211°N 141.08231253°E / 39.29146211; 141.08231253 (Ezuriko Kofun Cluster) 1 166
Former Residence of Takano Chōei
高野長英旧宅
Takano Chōei kyū-taku
Ōshū 39°08′30″N 141°08′28″E / 39.14161321°N 141.14100696°E / 39.14161321; 141.14100696 (Former Residence of Takano Chōei) 8 128
Kunimisan Haiji Site
国見山廃寺跡
Kunimisan Haiji ato
Kitakami Heian-period excavated artefacts[8] 39°15′48″N 141°08′32″E / 39.263443°N 141.14212°E / 39.263443; 141.14212 (Kunimisan Haiji Site) 3 3398
Honederamura Shōen Site
骨寺村荘園遺跡
Honederamura shōen iseki
Ichinoseki 38°58′54″N 140°57′06″E / 38.9817021°N 140.95177743°E / 38.9817021; 140.95177743 (Honederamura Shōen Site) 6 3415
Sakiyama Shell Mound
崎山貝塚
Sakiyama kaizuka
Miyako 39°40′29″N 141°57′41″E / 39.67463142°N 141.96144694°E / 39.67463142; 141.96144694 (Sakiyama Shell Mound) 1 170
Shiwa Castle Site
志波城跡
Shiwa-jō ato
Morioka
Shiwa Castle Site
39°41′08″N 141°06′22″E / 39.68555267°N 141.10624036°E / 39.68555267; 141.10624036 (Shiwa Castle Site) 2 167
Morioka Castle Site
盛岡城跡
Morioka-jō ato
Morioka
Morioka Castle Site
39°42′02″N 141°09′04″E / 39.70066353°N 141.15108067°E / 39.70066353; 141.15108067 (Morioka Castle Site) 2 141
Ōsuzukami Site
大清水上遺跡
Ōsuzukami iseki
Ōshū 39°06′47″N 140°57′14″E / 39.11310698°N 140.95390454°E / 39.11310698; 140.95390454 (Ōsuzukami Site) 1 00003597
Ōhora Shell Mound
大洞貝塚
Ōhora kaizuka
Ōfunato 39°04′01″N 141°44′40″E / 39.06681149°N 141.74457859°E / 39.06681149; 141.74457859 (Ōhora Shell Mound) 1 3299
Takonoura Shell Mound
蛸ノ浦貝塚
Takonoura kaizuka
Ōfunato 39°02′08″N 141°44′23″E / 39.0356528°N 141.7398608°E / 39.0356528; 141.7398608 (Takonoura Shell Mound) 1 130
Takkoku-no-Iwaya
達谷窟
Takkoku-no-Iwaya
Hiraizumi
Takkoku-no-Iwaya
38°58′08″N 141°03′29″E / 38.96901282°N 141.0581363°E / 38.96901282; 141.0581363 (Takkoku-no-Iwaya) 3 3414
Isawa Castle Site
胆沢城
Isawa-jō ato
Ōshū 39°10′51″N 141°08′07″E / 39.18075357°N 141.13514156°E / 39.18075357; 141.13514156 (Isawa Castle Site) 2 118
Nakazawahama Shell Mound
中沢浜貝塚
Nakazawahama kaizuka
Rikuzentakata 38°57′16″N 141°41′39″E / 38.95441924°N 141.69403949°E / 38.95441924; 141.69403949 (Nakazawahama Shell Mound) 1 131
Tokutan Castle Site
徳丹城
Tokutan-jō ato
Yahaba 39°36′28″N 141°10′21″E / 39.60777681°N 141.17236734°E / 39.60777681; 141.17236734 (Tokutan Castle Site) 2 159
Nanbu Ryōdateryōsa Shell Mound
南部領伊達領境塚
Nanbu Ryōdateryōsa kaizuka
Kitakami, Kanegasaki 39°15′53″N 141°03′03″E / 39.26466287°N 141.05074033°E / 39.26466287; 141.05074033 (Nanbu Ryōdateryōsa Shell Mound) 2 3252
Hatten Site
八天遺跡
Hatten iseki
Kitakami 39°19′44″N 141°09′26″E / 39.32894584°N 141.15726166°E / 39.32894584; 141.15726166 (Hatten Site) 1 164
Yanagi-no-Gosho and Sites of Hiraizumi
柳之御所・平泉遺跡群
Yanagi-no-Gosho - Hiraizumi iseki-gun
Hiraizumi, Ōshū designation includes the sites in Ōshū of Chōjagahara Haiji (長者ヶ原廃寺跡?) and Shirotori-tate (白鳥舘遺跡?), which formed part of the original 2006 World Heritage nomination of "Hiraizumi - Cultural Landscape Associated with Pure Land Buddhist Cosmology"[9][10][11]
Yanagi-no-Gosho
38°59′37″N 141°07′09″E / 38.993611°N 141.119167°E / 38.993611; 141.119167 (Yanagi-no-Gosho) 2 164
Tonomi Palisade Site
鳥海柵跡
Tonomi-no-saku iseki
Kanegasaki 39°11′17″N 141°06′42″E / 39.187978°N 141.111724°E / 39.187978; 141.111724 (Tonomi Palisade Site) 2 [1]
This list is complete and up-to-date as of 2 August 2014.

Prefectural Historic Sites[edit]

As of 1 May 2014, thirty-seven sites have been designated as being of prefectural importance.[12]

Site Municipality Comments Image Coordinates Type Ref.
Noda Pit Dwelling Sites
野田竪穴住居跡群
Noda tateana jūkyo seki-gun
Noda 40°06′37″N 141°49′03″E / 40.110146°N 141.817617°E / 40.110146; 141.817617 (Noda Pit Dwelling Sites) [2]
Dorota Haiji Site
泥田廃寺跡
Dorota Haiji ato
Ichinoseki 38°56′20″N 141°06′50″E / 38.938925°N 141.113977°E / 38.938925; 141.113977 (Dorota Haiji Site) [3]
Sekiya Cave Dwelling Site
関谷洞窟住居跡
Sekiya dōkutsu jūkyo ato
Ōfunato 39°07′39″N 141°40′21″E / 39.127472°N 141.672446°E / 39.127472; 141.672446 (Sekiya Cave Dwelling Site) [4]
Funakubo Cave
舟久保洞窟
Funakubo dōkutsu
Shiwa 39°34′19″N 141°14′46″E / 39.571855°N 141.246243°E / 39.571855; 141.246243 (Funakubo Cave) [5]
Senba-Tsutsumi Pit Dwelling Site
仙波堤竪穴住居跡
Senba-Tsutsumi tateana jūkyo ato
Iwate 39°56′52″N 141°11′24″E / 39.947911°N 141.189938°E / 39.947911; 141.189938 (Senba-Tsutsumi Pit Dwelling Site) [6]
Imamatsu Pit Dwelling Site
今松竪穴住居跡
Imamatsu tateana jūkyo ato
Iwate 39°57′43″N 141°09′17″E / 39.961925°N 141.154833°E / 39.961925; 141.154833 (Imamatsu Pit Dwelling Site) [7]
Ezomori Kofun
えぞ森古墳
Ezomori kofun
Yahaba 39°36′57″N 141°10′09″E / 39.615904°N 141.169124°E / 39.615904; 141.169124 (Ezomori Kofun) [8]
Ukishima Kofun Cluster
浮島古墳群
Ukishima kofun-gun
Iwate 39°56′23″N 141°08′50″E / 39.939653°N 141.147323°E / 39.939653; 141.147323 (Ukishima Kofun Cluster) [9]
Nippei Site
新平遺跡
Nippei iseki
Yahaba 39°19′40″N 141°03′45″E / 39.327692°N 141.062522°E / 39.327692; 141.062522 (Nippei Site) [10]
Myōgozawa Tile Excavation Site
明後沢古瓦出土地
Myōgozawa ko-kawara shutsudo-chi
Ōshū 39°05′05″N 141°07′35″E / 39.084738°N 141.126466°E / 39.084738; 141.126466 (Myōgozawa Tile Excavation Site) [11]
Futago and Narita Ichirizuka
二子・成田一里塚
Futago・Narita Ichirizuka
Kitakami 39°20′43″N 141°07′40″E / 39.345284°N 141.127710°E / 39.345284; 141.127710 (Futago - Narita Ichirizuka) [12]
Tannaisan Jinja Sutra Mound
丹内山神社経塚
Tannaisan Jinja kyōzuka
Hanamaki 39°20′45″N 141°16′58″E / 39.345914°N 141.282763°E / 39.345914; 141.282763 (Tannaisan Jinja Sutra Mound) [13]
Kaitori Shell Mound
貝鳥貝塚
Kaitori kaizuka
Ichinoseki 38°50′03″N 141°11′24″E / 38.834259°N 141.190066°E / 38.834259; 141.190066 (Kaitori Shell Mound) [14]
Shimokado Okahijirizuka
下門岡ひじり塚
Shimokado Okahijirizuka
Kitakami 39°14′45″N 141°07′44″E / 39.245864°N 141.129019°E / 39.245864; 141.129019 (Shimokado Okahijirizuka) [15]
Shizukuishi Kaidō Ichirizuka
雫石街道の一里塚
Shizukuishi Kaidō no ichirizuka
Takizawa, Shizukuishi 39°42′03″N 141°03′00″E / 39.700781°N 141.049905°E / 39.700781; 141.049905 (Shizukuishi Kaidō Ichirizuka) [16]
Ezo Ichirizuka
江曽一里塚
Ezo ichirizuka
Hanamaki 39°27′07″N 141°08′19″E / 39.452068°N 141.138589°E / 39.452068; 141.138589 (Ezo Ichirizuka) [17]
Isseki-Ichijō Sutra Mound
一石一字経塚
Isseki-Ichijō kyōzuka
Miyako 39°38′54″N 141°56′03″E / 39.648295°N 141.934068°E / 39.648295; 141.934068 (Isseki-Ichijō Sutra Mound) [18]
Massakigawa Ichirizuka
末崎川一里塚
Matsusakigawa ichirizuka
Morioka 39°50′28″N 141°28′50″E / 39.841232°N 141.480560°E / 39.841232; 141.480560 (Matsusakigawa Ichirizuka) [19]
Bishamondōhira Ichirizuka
毘沙門堂平一里塚
Bishamondōhira ichirizuka
Morioka 39°50′48″N 141°25′50″E / 39.846767°N 141.430435°E / 39.846767; 141.430435 (Bishamondōhira Ichirizuka) [20]
Tsukanosawa Ichirizuka
塚の沢一里塚
Tsukanosawa ichirizuka
Morioka 39°49′40″N 141°23′06″E / 39.827786°N 141.385117°E / 39.827786; 141.385117 (Tsukanosawa Ichirizuka) [21]
Ōhashi Ichirizuka
大橋一里塚
Ōhashi ichirizuka
Morioka 39°49′40″N 141°19′38″E / 39.827654°N 141.327267°E / 39.827654; 141.327267 (Ōhashi Ichirizuka) [22]
Onomatsu Ichirizuka
小野松一里塚
Onomatsu ichirizuka
Morioka 39°46′01″N 141°09′57″E / 39.766985°N 141.165905°E / 39.766985; 141.165905 (Onomatsu Ichirizuka) [23]
Niizuka Ichirizuka
新塚一里塚
Niizuka ichirizuka
Morioka 39°52′22″N 141°11′03″E / 39.872792°N 141.184273°E / 39.872792; 141.184273 (Niizuka Ichirizuka) [24]
Ōtake Haiji Site
大竹廃寺跡
Ōtake Haiji ato
Kitakami 39°18′35″N 141°09′39″E / 39.309821°N 141.160852°E / 39.309821; 141.160852 (Ōtake Haiji Site) [25]
Onomatsu Ichirizuka
高畑一里塚
Takahatake ichirizuka
Morioka 39°41′26″N 141°14′44″E / 39.690479°N 141.245556°E / 39.690479; 141.245556 (Takahatake Ichirizuka) [26]
Namiuchitōge Ichirizuka
浪打峠一里塚
Namiuchitōge ichirizuka
Ichinohe 40°14′30″N 141°18′06″E / 40.241569°N 141.301689°E / 40.241569; 141.301689 (Namiuchitōge Ichirizuka) [27]
Midō and Bahamatsu Ichirizuka
御堂・馬羽松一里塚
Midō・Bahamatsu ichirizuka
Ichinohe 40°02′45″N 141°14′47″E / 40.04585°N 141.246264°E / 40.04585; 141.246264 (Midō and Bahamatsu Ichirizuka) [28]
Kuribayashi Copper Mint Site
栗林銭座
Kuribayashi zeniza ato
Kamaishi 39°18′35″N 141°09′39″E / 39.309821°N 141.160852°E / 39.309821; 141.160852 (Kuribayashi Copper Mint Site) [29]
Kawarage Tile Kiln Site
川原毛瓦窯跡
Kawarage kawara kama ato
Shiwa 39°34′05″N 141°09′39″E / 39.568150°N 141.160841°E / 39.568150; 141.160841 (Kawarage Tile Kiln Site) [30]
Nakayama, Kotsunagi, and Kawazoko Ichirizuka
旧中山・小繋・川底一里塚
Nakayama・Kotsunagi・Kawazoko ichirizuka
Ichinohe 40°05′15″N 141°15′26″E / 40.087528°N 141.257272°E / 40.087528; 141.257272 (Nakayama, Kotsunagi, and Kawazoko Ichirizuka) [31]
Ueda Ichirizuka
上田一里塚
Ueda ichirizuka
Morioka 39°44′15″N 141°08′33″E / 39.737365°N 141.142452°E / 39.737365; 141.142452 (Ueda Ichirizuka) [32]
Kouchikyū Ichirizuka
好地旧一里塚
Kouchikyū ichirizuka
Hanamaki 39°29′30″N 141°08′35″E / 39.491705°N 141.143063°E / 39.491705; 141.143063 (Kouchikyū Ichirizuka) [33]
Tamagawa Iron Mining Site
玉川鉄山跡
Tamagawa tetsuzan ato
Karumai 40°17′49″N 141°31′39″E / 40.296835°N 141.527424°E / 40.296835; 141.527424 (Tamagawa Iron Mining Site) [34]
Ōzuchi Castle Site
大槌城
Ōzuchi-jō ato
Ōtsuchi 39°21′42″N 141°53′46″E / 39.361710°N 141.896195°E / 39.361710; 141.896195 (Ōzuchi Castle Site) [35]
Tateishino Ichi Site
館石野I遺跡
Tateishino ichi iseki
Tanohata 39°55′47″N 141°53′18″E / 39.929748°N 141.888428°E / 39.929748; 141.888428 (Tateishino Ichi Site) [36]
Kuriki Iron Mining Site
栗木鉄山跡
Kuriki tetsuzan ato
Sumita 39°10′55″N 141°23′39″E / 39.182007°N 141.394086°E / 39.182007; 141.394086 (Kuriki Iron Mining Site) [37]
Ōdate Settlement Site
大館町遺跡
Ōdate-chō ato
Morioka inhabited from the late Jōmon to the Heian period 39°42′54″N 141°06′49″E / 39.715028°N 141.113694°E / 39.715028; 141.113694 (Ōdate Settlement Site) [38]
Kuroyama Pit Dwelling Site
黒山の昔穴遺跡
Kuroyama no mukashi ana iseki
Kunohe 40°15′12″N 141°24′41″E / 40.253263°N 141.411381°E / 40.253263; 141.411381 (Kuroyama Pit Dwelling Site) [39]
This list is complete and up-to-date as of 2 August 2014.

Municipal Historic Sites[edit]

As of 1 May 2014, a further one hundred and ninety-two sites have been designated as being of municipal importance.[13]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cultural Properties for Future Generations". Agency for Cultural Affairs. Retrieved 2 August 2014. 
  2. ^ "史跡名勝天然記念物" [Count of Monuments of Japan by Prefecture] (in Japanese). Agency for Cultural Affairs. 1 August 2014. Retrieved 2 August 2014. 
  3. ^ "Database of National Cultural Properties: 史跡名勝天然記念物 (史跡, 特別史跡 岩手県)" (in Japanese). Agency for Cultural Affairs. Retrieved 2 August 2014. 
  4. ^ a b c d e "Hiraizumi – Temples, Gardens and Archaeological Sites Representing the Buddhist Pure Land". UNESCO. Retrieved 14 June 2012. 
  5. ^ "The Modern Industrial Heritage Sites in Kyûshû and Yamaguchi". UNESCO. Retrieved 14 June 2012. 
  6. ^ "Hashino Iron Mining and Smelting Site". Kyuyama. Retrieved 14 June 2012. 
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  9. ^ "長者ヶ原廃寺跡" [Chōjagahara Haiji Site] (in Japanese). Iwate Prefecture. Retrieved 3 August 2012. 
  10. ^ "白鳥舘遺跡" [Shirotori-tate Site] (in Japanese). Iwate Prefecture. Retrieved 3 August 2012. 
  11. ^ "世界遺産の概要" [World Heritage Site: summary] (in Japanese). Iwate Prefecture. Retrieved 3 August 2012. 
  12. ^ "都道府県別指定等文化財件数(都道府県分)" [Number of Prefectural Cultural Properties by Prefecture] (in Japanese). Agency for Cultural Affairs. 1 May 2014. Retrieved 2 August 2014. 
  13. ^ "都道府県別指定等文化財件数(市町村分)" [Number of Municipal Cultural Properties by Prefecture] (in Japanese). Agency for Cultural Affairs. 1 May 2014. Retrieved 2 August 2014. 

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