Moving from the coastline of the Pacific Ocean to the inland area of Iwate prefecture, my recommended stop-over is "Michi-no-Eki Iwaizumi" where there is the one of the most popular limestone caves in Japan called "Ryusendo Cave" located in Iwaizumi town, Iwate.
Driving into the next prefecture, Yamagata, the next stop-over in my introduction is "Michi-no-Eki Shizukuishi" located in the western side of Shizukuishi town in Yamanagata. Shizukuishi Town is registered as one of the most beautiful small villages in Japan.
If you drive down from Shizukuishi, my next recommendation is "Kura-no-Machi Masuda" located in Yokote city in Yamanagata where you can see the number of traditional-style merchant houses or warehouses which are considered as the important restoration of the old town buildings since Edo-Samurai period.
With the continuous driving toward the south direction, you may stop at Michi-no-Eki Murayama and Yonezawa stations respectively.
< The Michi-no-Eki Iwaizumi in Iwate >
< The Iwaizumi Restaurant at the Michi-no-Eki Iwaizumi >
< The Michi-no-Eki Shizukuishi in Shizukuishi Town, Iwate >
< The Local Specialty on Sale at the Michi-no-Eki Shizukuishi >
< The Kura-no-Eki Masuda in Yokote City, Akita >
< The Local Souvenir Shop at the Kura-no-Eki Masuda >
< The Michi-no-Eki Murayama in Murayama City, Yamagata >
< The Local Food Promotion at the Michi-no-Eki Murayama >
< The Michi-no-Eki Yonezawa in Yonezawa City, Yamagata >
< The New and Multiple Facilities Recently Opened Michi-no-Eki Yonezawa >