Ichinoseki Station is a major train station in Ichinoseki City Morioka Prefecture. This station is well-known as a castle town which is rich in the emotions of the Edo period, including Bukeyashiki (old Samurai residences) of the Edo period. Three railways of Tohoku Shinkansen, Tohoku Main Line and Ofunato Line are available.
There are many tourist attractions within walking distance around Ichinoseki Station such as the Tsuriyama Park and the Former Numata Family Samurai Residence. However, travel by rental car is ideal if you wish to visit as many sights as possible within a limited period of time. There is a car rental service office located on the 1st floor in Ichinoseki Station and there are others as well within walking distance of the West Exit of the station.
If you are planning to travel around Ichinoseki Station for tourist attractions by rental car, recommended sights are the "Oigen Foundry" about 15 minutes from the Tohoku Expressway Mizusawa interchange, the "Ichinoseki Onsen kyo (hot spring village)" about 5 minutes from the Ichinoseki Interchange and the "Chuson-ji (Temple)" about 5 minutes from Hiraizumimaesawa Interchange etc. Those travelling with family may enjoy the Iwate Safari Park about 45 minutes drive from the Ichinoseki Interchange.