Asa Dora(morning TV drama) "Ama-chan" shooting locations "Kita-Sanriku Route"

  • Hirono-town
  • Kuji-city
  • Sanriku Railway
  • Tourist Attractions


1. Kitasanriku High School (Taneichi High School) <Hirono Town>


Kitasanriku High School, where Aki-chan attends to in the drama, was shot at Taneichi High School in Hirono town. In a setting where kitasanriku High School is located at Kuji High School, scenes of students going to school by bicycle were shot on the road that Kuji High School students were using. The marine development department at Taneichi High School is the only one in Japan teaching basic knowledge and techniques of diving and civil engineering.

    Iwate Prefectural Taneichi High School

  • address: 38-94-110 Taneichi, Hirono-cho, Kunohe-gun, Iwate 028-7912 Googlemap
  • TEL: 0194-65-2145(office)
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2. Kitasanriku Station (Sanriku Railway Kuji Station) <Kuji City>

Kitasanriku(North Sanriku) is the base station where JR Hachinohe Line and Sanriku Railway meet. You can buy "Uni bento"(sea urchin box lunch,limited 20 boxes for a day) at this Station.

[Tourist Information & Shops]

Open hours:  8:00 to 18:00

[Rental cycle]

Using hours:  9:00 to 17:00 (from April to November)

Fees:   We will receive 1,300 yen in total, 800 yen for usage fee and 500 yen for deposit. We will return the deposit after returning the bicycle.

Necessary items:  Please present an ID such as a driver's license. Please note that we will make a copy of your ID.

If you want more information,please check the website of SanrikuRailway!↓

    Sanriku Railway Kuji Station

  • address: 3-38-2 Chuo, Kuji-shi, Iwate 028-0061 Googlemap
  • TEL: 0194-52-0177
  • Counter Open hours 7: 30-18: 00
    Rias-tei 8:00-17:00 (Soba, rice ball), sea urchin box lunch (April-November)
    Store: Same as the counter
    Toilet: Existence / Parking: Kuji Municipal Parking (charged)

3. 【Closed】Ama-chan House <Kuji City>


Ama-chan House has already closed,but the props are moved to YOMUNOSU(3-58,chuo Kuji-city).

The props used by the NHK morning drama “Ama-chan” and the photos shoot of the location scenery are exhibited. They are nostalgic and impressive for those who have seen Ama-chan once. There is also a convenient baggage storage for sightseeing.

4. Kosode-kaigan coast / Ama(female free diver) Center <Kuji City>


It is an Ama(female free diver)'s dive demonstration place in the fishing port. During the season from July to September, demonstrations of freediving fishing will be conducted for tourists. The figure of a female diver diving into the sea without equipments and catching sea urchins and seaweed was faithfully reproduced in the TV drama. There is the Ama Center at the shore, which the first floor is a tourist information center and a direct sale facility, the second floor is an exhibition corner introducing Ama, and the third floor is a snack space.

    Kosode Ama Center

  • address: 24-110-2 Ubecho, Kuji-shi, Iwate Googlemap
  • TEL: 0194-54-2261
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  • Use time [open time] 9: 00-17: 00
    Admission free

5. Cafe Mocha <Kuji City>


It is a model of "Cafe Rias / Snack Rias" in the NHK "Ama-chan" drama. Egg sandwiches and Neapolitan are recommended.

    Cafe Mocha

  • address: 1-20 Honcho, Kuji-shi, Iwate Googlemap
  • TEL: 0194-52-0677
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  • Open hours: 11: 00-23: 00
    Closed: Wednesday

6. Michi-no-Eki "Yamase Dofukan" (Roadside station in Kuji city)


"Michi-no-Eki" means "Roadside Station" in Japanese,and these are located along national highways.

There is also a restaurant where you can enjoy Mamebu soup. A large float of the Kuji Festival to be held in the fall is also on display.

    Road station lottery Yamase Tofukan

  • address: 2-6, Nakamachi, Kuji City, Iwate Prefecture 028-0056 Googlemap
  • TEL: 0194-66-9200
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  • Business hours 09: 00-19: 00 (until 18:00 from October to March)
    Free parking (50 regular cars, 8 large cars)

7. Sanriku Railway (Baoding from Kuji Station to Fudai Station)


Take the south from Kuji Station, and when you reach Noda Village, the tracks will be laid out alongside National Route 45, and you will have a local line scenery surrounded by nature. This scenery was used for the drama opening scene. Sanriku Railway Horinai Station on the way is in Fudai village. It is a model of Sodegahama Station. It appears in various scenes in the drama, and you can see the scenery of Sanriku fishing spot from the platform.

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