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Motsu-ji (Motsu Temple)

Motsu-ji (Motsu Temple) Review

A World Heritage Site, Motsu Temple's main buildings were destroyed by the fire that consumed much of the area in 1226. However, its remaining Heian-Period Jodo Garden still provides a beautiful scenery as it was landscaped to depict the Amida Buddha's Pure Land.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Ōsawa 58, Hiraizumi, Iwate-ken, 029-4102
  • Phone: 0191/46–2331
  • Cost: ¥500
  • Hours: Early Apr.–early Nov., daily 8:30–5; early Nov.–early Apr., daily 8:30–4:30
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  • Location: Hiraizumi
Updated: 09-20-2013

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