Motsuji Temple

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The Motsuji Temple was once a large and important temple of the Tendai sect and consisted of numerous buildings. Today Motsuji is best known for his garden, which tried to recreate the Buddhist concept of the pure land or "Buddhist paradise".

Overview

Address

Osawa-58 Hiraizumi, Nishiiwai District, Iwate 029-4102 (Map) (Directions)

Hours

8:30 - 17:00 Open Now

Opening Hours

Monday 8:30 - 17:00
Tuesday 8:30 - 17:00
Wednesday 8:30 - 17:00
Thursday 8:30 - 17:00
Friday 8:30 - 17:00
Saturday 8:30 - 17:00
Sunday 8:30 - 17:00
Holidays 8:30 - 17:00

Price

¥500

Phone Number

0191-46-2331

Website

motsuji.or.jp

General Amenities

  • Free guides/pamphlets

Accessibility

  • Barrier-free access
  • Wheelchair rental

Designations

  • UNESCO World Heritage Site

Access

Motsuji is a 3-minute ride from JR Hiraizumi Station by the Hiraizumi Loop Bus or a 7-minute walk.

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