Iwate Prefecture Municipalities

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Municipalities of Iwate.

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by Philbert Ono

As of March 31, 2006, Iwate has 13 cities (-shi; 市), 16 towns (-cho; 町), and 6 villages (-mura; 村).

Cities

The major cities are Morioka (capital), Hanamaki, and Kamaishi. *Asterisked sites are in English.

  • Hachimantai () - Train stations: JR | Photos | [http Official site]
  • Hanamaki () - Train stations: JR | Photos | [http Official site]
  • Ichinoseki () - Train stations: JR | Photos | [http Official site]
  • Kamaishi () - Train stations: JR | Photos | [http Official site]
  • Kitakami () - Train stations: JR | Photos | [http Official site]
  • Kuji () - Train stations: JR | Photos | [http Official site]
  • Miyako () - Train stations: JR | Photos | [http Official site]
  • Morioka () - Prefectural capital. Train stations: JR | Photos | [http Official site]
  • Ninohe () - Train stations: JR | Photos | [http Official site]
  • Ofunato () - Train stations: JR | Photos | [http Official site]
  • Oshu () - Train stations: JR | Photos | [http Official site]
  • Rikuzentakata () - Train stations: JR | Photos | [http Official site]
  • Tono () - Train stations: JR | Photos | [http Official site]

Towns and Villages

Towns (-cho; 町) and villages (-mura; 村) are grouped into non-administrative counties (-gun; 郡). *Asterisked sites are in English.

Municipal Mergers

On Nov. 14, 2001, Iwate had 13 cities (-shi; 市), 30 towns (-machi; 町), and 16 villages (-mura; 村). By March 31, 2006, this changed to 13 cities, 16 towns, and 6 villages. Heisei Municipal Mergers between April 1, 1999 and March 31, 2006 are as follows:

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