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Trip Planner Asia  /  Japan  /  Tohoku  /  Miyagi Prefecture  /  Iwanuma
(3.9/5 based on 30+ reviews for 4 attractions)
Things to do: sightseeing, religious sites, parks
Iwanuma is a city located in Miyagi Prefecture, in the Tohoku region of northern Japan. As of September 2015, the city had an estimated population of 44,149 and a population density of 730 persons per km². The total area was 60.71sqkm. Iwanuma is at the convergence of two ancient roads, the Tōkaidō (via the Pacific coast) and the Tōsandō (inland route), both originating in the Kansai region.GeographyIwanuma is in the east-center Miyagi Prefecture, bordered by the Pacific Ocean to the east. It is also located at the mouth of the Abukuma River.Neighboring municipalitiesMiyagi PrefectureNatoriShibataMurataWatariHistoryThe area of present-day Iwanuma was part of ancient Mutsu Province, and the mention of “Iwanuma Castle” appears in early Muromachi period. The area came under the control of the Date clan of Sendai Domain during the Edo period, under the Tokugawa shogunate. The town of Iwanuma was established on June 1, 1889 with the establishment of the municipalities system.
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