This morning market is the best opportunity to experience the various foods of Morioka. In addition to well-known rice-cake sweets, visitors will find Japanese confections found only in Iwate, such as kirisensho, made with a sweet walnut sauce. The dining area gives market-goers a chance to enjoy hearty breakfasts, including ramen and hitsumi soup—an Iwate specialty. Those looking to enjoy a bite on the go should definitely try Morioka’s own usu-yaki crepe-like savory pancake with various ingredients. Why not buy some rice balls or other prepared dishes and enjoy breakfast at a nearby park or other location?
With its 8 o’clock closing time, the Mikoda Farmer’s Market is the perfect excuse to start the day early. And that’s to say nothing of the delicious tastes of Iwate that await you!