These are the views of Nataya-cho in Morioka. Old architectures built more than a century ago remain as “Machiya” (Japanese style town house) through the eras and they are valued by the locals. Nataya-cho is a place you can have a feel of slipping back in time.

In summer, you can see the main street colored up by the decoration of morning glory flowers. There are other nice places such as an amazing temple and “Shimizu”(spring water introduced in one of the past issues of Old Japan) if you take a few steps away from the main street of Nataya-cho, it is surely worth visiting!