Iwate Prefecture (岩手県) is the second largest prefecture of Japan after Hokkaido. It is located in the Tōhoku region and contains the island’s easternmost point.The capital is Morioka. Famous attractions include the Buddhist temples of Hiraizumi, including Chūson-ji and Mōtsū-ji with their treasures, Fujiwara no Sato, a movie lot and theme park in Esashi Ward, Oshu City, Tenshochi, a park in Kitakami City known for its big, old cherry trees and Morioka Castle in Morioka City.