Motsuji Temple

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Motsuji Temple
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The ashes of history's ancient Motsuji Temple still rests upon the town of Hiraizumi. Located in Iwate prefecture, the ruins of Japan's world heritage sites still fills visitors with a tranquil peace as they stroll through the scenic beauty of its pure land gardens.



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


8:30 - 16:30 Closed now

Opening Hours

Monday 8:30 - 16:30
Tuesday 8:30 - 16:30
Wednesday 8:30 - 16:30
Thursday 8:30 - 16:30
Friday 8:30 - 16:30
Saturday 8:30 - 16:30
Sunday 8:30 - 16:30
Holidays 8:30 - 16:30



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General Amenities

  • Free guides/pamphlets


  • Barrier-free access
  • Wheelchair rental


  • UNESCO World Heritage Site


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

Motsuji Temple


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