Tohoku Sights

Mitsu-Ishi Shrine (Mitsuishi Jinja)

  • Nasukawacho 2–2 Map It
  • Morioka
  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Published 12/10/2015

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Literally "the Shrine of the Three Rocks," here you will find said boulders wrapped with Shinto straw festoons. In case you're wondering why this matters, according to legend a troublesome oni (demon) named Rasetsu was captured around here, and as a promise to begone forever he left his hand print in the stone of Mt. Iwate (there are signs in English pointing the way). Iwa is rock and te is hand in Japanese, and that's how Iwate Prefecture got its name. It's worth a peek only if you're on your way to nearby Ho-Onji Temple.

Sight Information

Address:

Nasukawacho 2–2, Morioka, Iwate-ken, 020-0016, Japan

Map It

Phone:

019-651–4111

Sight Details:

  • Free
  • Daily dawn–dusk

Published 12/10/2015

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