Koiwai Farm 小岩井農場
Enjoy ice cream and a lot more at Koiwai Farm
Koiwai Farm is an eco-friendly farm that seeks to minimize its environmental footprint while producing delicious dairy products, hosting seasonal events, and educating the public.
- The interesting events and workshops
- The incredible dairy products
Koiwai Farm was founded in 1891
The grain silos at Koiwai are the oldest in Japan
How to Get There
Koiwai Farm can be accessed from Morioka Station.
Take the Tohoku Shinkansen to Morioka and change trains to the JR Tazawako Line to Koiwai Station. From Koiwai Station, it is a 10-minute taxi ride. You can also take a bus from Morioka Station bound for Koiwai Farm (30 minutes).
Something's always going on
From activities for the whole family to trekking, farm tours, food-related events, and workshops, there is always something happening at Koiwai Farm. The workshops vary depending on the time of year.
Enjoy big festivals
Several big events occur throughout the year. The Yuki Matsuri, or Snow Festival, is the biggest of its kind in the Tohoku region. The igloos at the festival serve as restaurants where visitors can barbecue meat. There are many other seasonal events, such as the Light-up and Snow Experience and firefly watching.
The milky way
Koiwai Farm was originally a dairy farm, and the ice cream is delicious. They also have milk, cheese, yogurt, eggs, and meat produced on the farm on sale.
A lone cherry tree and a mountain
Over 100 years ago, a single cherry tree was planted in the field where the cattle graze. It was intended to provide the cattle with shade. Nowadays, in late April and early May, you can see the cherry tree in full bloom with a snow-capped Mt. Iwate in the background.
The powder and the bath
If you visit in the winter, you can ski the hills and bathe in the hot springs nearby. Alternatively, you can head down to Morioka Handi-Works Square , a short bus ride from Koiwai Farm.