Access

Access

9-1 Hajikamisemukai, Kesennuma City, Miyagi Prefecture 998-0246 Japan

9-1 Hajikamisemukai, Kesennuma City, Miyagi Prefecture 998-0246 Japan

By car (If you use an automotive navigation system, designate the destination by entering the Museum’s address or “Iwaisaki.”)

If you use an automotive navigation system, special attention is needed to designate the destination.
If you enter “Kesennuma Koyo High School” or its phone number on the system, it may navigate you to the former temporary school building or other places. Entering the Museum’s address is recommended.

From the Sendai area

Leave the Sanriku Expressway at Oya-kaigan IC for Route 45, go north, turn right at the Iwaisaki Entrance sign, and proceed for two minutes to reach the Museum.
※Iwaisaki IC cannot be used to go to or come from the Sendai area.

From the Iwate area

Go south on Route 45, turn left at the Iwaisaki Entrance sign, and proceed for two minutes to reach the Museum.

※Parking available for free
・Parking Area No. 1: 56 spaces for ordinary cars and 2 spaces reserved for cars with disabled people
・Parking Area No. 2: 17 spaces for medium-sized and large buses and 55 spaces for ordinary cars

By public transportation (such as the bus rapid transit [BRT] system)

From the Sendai area

If you use an express bus, take a bus at bus stop no. 40 at the Miyakoh Sendai Express Bus Center and get off at the Hashikami-kominkan-mae bus stop. It takes about 25 minutes to reach the Museum on foot.
If you want to use a taxi from the Hashikami-kominkan-mae bus stop, walk straight for three minutes to JR Rikuzen-Hashikami Station and take a taxi there. It takes about three minutes to reach the Museum.

From the Ichinoseki area

If you use an express bus, take a bus bound for Kesennuma City Hall or Ofunato at Iwate-ken Kotsu Ichinoseki-ekimae (Ichinoseki Station) bus stop no. 5 and get off at the Kesennuma-ekimae (Kesennuma Station) bus stop.
If you use a JR train, take a train bound for Kesennuma Station at platform no. 3 on the Ofunato Line at Ichinoseki Station and get off at Kesennuma Station.
After reaching Kesennuma Station by express bus or train, take a BRT bus at Kesennuma Station and get off at JR Rikuzen-Hashikami Station, from which it takes about three minutes by taxi or 20 minutes on foot to reach the Museum.

Access Map

Nearby tourist spots (Sanriku Fukko [Reconstruction] National Park and Iwaisaki Point)

Iwaisaki Point, located at the southernmost gateway to Sanriku Geopark, has many must-see features, including the Shiofuki-iwa blowhole and Ryu-no-matsu (lit. “Dragon-shaped Pine Tree”).
You can also have hands-on experience in making salt with the traditional technique of boiling seawater down.

  • Shiofuki-iwa blowhole

  • Ryu-no-matsu