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Takkoku no Iwaya

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Takkoku no Iwaya

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16 Hiraizumi Kitazawa, Hiraizumi-cho, Nishiiwai-gun 029-4102 Iwate Prefecture
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Hiraizumi & Ichinoseki 1 day Private taxi plan
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Hiraizumi & Ichinoseki 1 day Private taxi plan

Visit the major tourist destinations of Chusonji Temple and Geibikei in Ichinoseki/Hiraizumi area in one day. You will be taken in a private taxi to each of the destinations. You can also enjoy a traditional meal of the area and taste test two of the locally brewed beers.<br>As there is no guide, please explore each destination at your leisure, but be sure to return to the taxi at the specified times.
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GraftonRiverguide wrote a review Nov 2018
Grafton, Australia555 contributions245 helpful votes
This temple does not take that long to visit with its main feature being the Buddha carved into the cliff face. Nevertheless it played an important role in the history of this area and has impressive features. We were driving so the trip some 15 minutes from Hiraizumi was not an issue but if local buses were required your time may be better spent in some of the more significant sites around Hiraizumi if your time is limited.
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Date of experience: October 2018
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J H wrote a review Aug 2018
Guangzhou, China199 contributions76 helpful votes
The quiet serene feeling you get here is something astounding. Here you cannot harm animals (including insects), consume food, or have bad feelings/thoughts (according to the pamphlet). This is a place to rid yourself of your internal suffering, even for a moment or two. The breeze makes itself present through the leaves and grass surrounding the temple. Nature rules here as well as silence. It takes some time to get here and leave, so plane accordingly and know the bus schedule.
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Date of experience: August 2018
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Daniel Yong wrote a review Jun 2018
Singapore, Singapore636 contributions34 helpful votes
It is alright if you pass by but this is a reconstruction. There is nothing much left of the old one.
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Date of experience: June 2018
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rie s wrote a review May 2018
Tokyo Prefecture, Japan170 contributions40 helpful votes
Amazing structure, just beneath a huge rock. Built in 1200, lots of history and culture, here. For more, check hiddenjapanguide.com
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Date of experience: May 2018
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RolleingStone wrote a review Feb 2017
Singapore, Singapore49 contributions21 helpful votes
Once you've walked into the temple, admired its design, spotted the buddha face on the side of the cliff, and looked at the statues within, there's actually not all that much to do since the temple is actually quite small. Consider walking next door to the living quarters of the monks for a visit if you are waiting for the bus to take you to genbikei.
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Date of experience: June 2016
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