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