Tohoku Sights

Ho-Onji (Ho-On Temple)

  • 31–5 Nakasugawacho Map It
  • Morioka
  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Published 09/12/2014

Fodor's Review

On the outskirts of Mt. Atagoyama is a temple district where a dozen temples are clustered. This one houses 499 statues, including Marco Polo and Kublai Khan, that were carved between 1731 and 1735. Behind Ho-onji are a small cemetery and a tranquil Japanese garden. Monks ring a bell periodically; the sounds echo through the premises and the city.

Sight Information


31–5 Nakasugawacho, Morioka, Iwate-ken, 020-0016, Japan

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Sight Details:

  • ¥300
  • Daily 9–4

Published 09/12/2014


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