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Motsu-ji Temple

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Motsu-ji Temple was founded by the monk Jikaku Daishi, in 850. At the end of the Heian period, the second and third Oshu Fujiwara lords, Motohira and Hidehira, built grand temple buildings including the Kondo Enryuji Temple and the Kashoji Temple. In total, the complex included 40 temple buildings and 500 monks' quarters, earning it the reputation as a sacred ground without peer in Japan.

Street address

58 Hiraizumi aza oosawa, Hiraizumi-cho, Nishi-iwai Gun, Iwate

Access

  • About 15 minutes by foot from the JR Hiraizumi Station
    Take the Hiraizumi-cho Circulation Bus (Run-Run) from Hiraizumi Ekimae and get off at Motsuji (3 minutes) (150 yen)

Opening Hours

March 5 - November 4: 8:30 - 17:00  November 5 - March 4: 8:30 - 16:30

Closed

None

Fee

Admission fee: adults: 500 yen, high school students: 300 yen, elementary and junior high school students: 100 yen

Website

http://www.motsuji.or.jp/english/index.php

Best season

All year

Point

繧ケ繝昴ャ繝亥錐

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