Motsuji Temple

0 0 Reviews
Photo: KPG Payless2 /

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".



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

Phone Number



General Amenities

  • Free guides/pamphlets


  • Barrier-free access
  • Wheelchair rental

What's unique

  • 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


0 Reviews
  • 5 star 0
  • 4 star 0
  • 3 star 0
  • 2 star 0
  • 1 star 0


Near Motsuji Temple

Chusonji Temple

5 (1Review)

Chusonji is a Buddhist temple in the city of Hiraizumi in southern Iwate Prefecture. It is the main temple of the Tendai sect in the Tohoku region in..

Iwate 1.7km away

Genbikei Gorge

The Genbikei Gorge is a 2 km stretch of the Iwai River, known for its rugged landscape and dynamic whitewater stretches. The rocks and cliffs are a national..

Iwate 7km away
History of Hiraizumi

History of Hiraizumi

This quiet corner of Iwate was once the cultural and commercial heart of nearly a third of Japan.

Explore Hiraizumi

Is this your listing?

Own or manage this property?

Claim now

Thank you for your support!

Your feedback has been sent.