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Special Historical Site and Special Place of Scenic Beauty The garden represents the Pure Land Buddhist world and beauty of Japan. The temple garden of Motsu-ji has been doubly recognized as a Special Historic Site and Special Place of Scenic...more
Motsu-ji is a temple with a Pure Land Garden, which is said to represent the world of Buddha on earth.
It is near Hiraizumi station and takes 7 minutes on foot. The entrance fee is 500 yen per person.
As soon as you enter the...More
Nice historical site with beautiful landscape. Majority of the main buildings were distroyed, can see only ruins. There is small museum explain about the history of this place. Nearby there is huge park, which is free and very nice landscape and big pond.
Japanese historical sites are many layered with religious influence and political conflict reflected in the history of Temple areas such as these. Different sects of Buddhist beliefs were never far from the intrigue that marked centuries of complex, sometimes adversarial relationships, between the Shogunates and...More
This temple park place was very interesting. They had a lot of locations of what was once there. LIke a temple, or a castle, or a river, etc. The park was beautiful and can easily be done in an hour. It was hot when we...More
One of the best temples i visited and i think it's the biggest temple in Iwate perfecture. There is a Budha status classified as the second best national treasure and it's one of the world international treasures too. There is a very rich museum there...More
Before going to the town of Hiraizumi, we had no knowledge about this Motsu-ji Temple. When we visited the Chuson-ji Temple to see the Konjiki-do Hall, we were suggested to also visit this temple and that’s how we learned about it.
It was something like...More