I will be in Morioka for two days in early Nov this year - can anyone tell me what there is to do in Morioka, or any daytrips that I can take? I will have a JR travel pass, and will be with one other adult. We like all aspects of Japan - historical, architecture, food, modern also (eg manga, technology etc) so any suggestions at all will be appreciated. Also any reviews on where to stay (we are on a budget that will allow for us to stay at business hotel level - like toyoko inn type places). Thanks heaps!!