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Don’t overlook this wooden fire watchtower

You will likely walk in the old district of Morioka seeking out traditional, historic buildings... read more

Reviewed February 20, 2018
hfot2
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Vermont
Iconic spot

This is an old firehouse originally built in 1891 and renovated in 1913. It's very easy to find... read more

Reviewed July 25, 2017
iamkobusingye
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Odawara, Japan
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Feb 20, 2018
“Don’t overlook this wooden fire watchtower”
Jul 25, 2017
“Iconic spot”
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Reviewed February 20, 2018

You will likely walk in the old district of Morioka seeking out traditional, historic buildings. Considered a landmark of Morioka, this watchtower, located on the corner of a side street, is smaller than expected. The exterior is easy to photo from across the street -...More

Date of experience: April 2017
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Reviewed July 25, 2017 via mobile

This is an old firehouse originally built in 1891 and renovated in 1913. It's very easy to find. There's a monthly flea market ("antique market") there, which is very popular and a must-see! The senbei shop around the corner is good as well!

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed February 2, 2017

It is interesting to see this because it shows how much Morioka has grown out and up over the years. To think that this fire lookout watched over all of Morioka is amazing because you realize that there was a time when things were much...More

Date of experience: August 2016
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Reviewed May 20, 2016

You can't go inside, but check out from outside. You can see the bell which was rung to tell towns people the fire. The building is surprisingly smaller than I expected. I guess back in the days there's no fire trucks, so no need for...More

Date of experience: April 2016
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