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Travel obsessed wrote a review Sep 2019
Sydney, Australia1,099 contributions163 helpful votes
We had the privilege of having a tea ceremony and dressing up in yukatas while visiting the shrine. It is a very spiritual and beautiful place and the ceremony and wearing of the costume was fabulous and colorful.
Date of experience: September 2019
TWHK wrote a review Aug 2019
Hong Kong, China174 contributions84 helpful votes
I did not plan to go to this temple as it is not often mentioned in travel guides. On the day I went there, I walked along the shopping street and saw a temple at the far end. It seemed to be very nice to take a visit. I did go there and it proved to be a good choice.
Date of experience: July 2019
rogermann64 wrote a review Nov 2017
Morioka, Japan100 contributions36 helpful votes
A very friendly Shrine where everyone feels welcome, even when it is very crowded. Enjoy a leisurely walk around the many buildings in and around the shrine, or visit the special shrine area to ask for good future...
Date of experience: January 2017
Seven W wrote a review May 2016
Washington DC, District of Columbia369 contributions140 helpful votes
The shrine is a bit away from JR Morioka Station (15020min bus ride). We rode a bicycle. The shrine is bigger than Sakurayama Shrine near Morioka castle and painted beautiful red and gold. Before going to the main shrine, stop by the area where old offerings are stored (old paper darma, ...etc) and small shrines are, too. At the main shrine, you can fish your fortune fish. There's a small museum which is open only on Saturday, but it has only one Yamakasa display, so not worth all the way to visit museum on Saturday. The museum is located to the right beyond parking when you enter the gate. At the entry of the shrine, there are 2 restaurants. One is more of a cafe, another one is restaurant which serves local fruit juice and pork. Our lunch was very delicious.…
Date of experience: April 2016
Simone R wrote a review Feb 2016
Melbourne, Australia1,581 contributions89 helpful votes
I often find the charm of a shrine can be lost when it is too packed with tourists, so visiting Morioka Hachimangu when just the locals were around was a nice change. There isn't much that is particularly striking about the shrine other than its place at the end of a road, but in winter you can spend a good 30 mins exploring the shrine with only a few other people around.…
Date of experience: February 2016