Motsuji Temple [World Heritage Site]

Motsuji Temple, the special head temple of the Tendai sect, is called Iozan and was opened in 850 by Jikaku Daishi.
In the late Heian period, the Oshu Fujiwara clan's second and third generation, Motohira and Hidehira, built magnificent temples such as Kondo Enryuji and Kashoji, which numbered 40 halls and pagodas and 500 monks' quarters, making them the largest temple in Japan. It was called the second sacred place.
Unfortunately, the temple at that time was burnt down due to repeated disasters, but today the " Jodo Garden " centered around Oizumigaike Pond and the remains of the temple from the Heian period have been preserved in almost perfect condition, and the country has designated it as a special historic site. It has been designated as a scenic spot.

58 Osawa, Hiraizumi, Hiraizumi-cho, Nishiiwai-gun, 029-4102
Business Hours
3/5~11/4 8:30~17:00
11/5~4/4 8:30~16:30
No holidays
Adults 700 yen, high school students 400 yen, elementary and junior high school students 200 yen
Motsuji Temple Office
Phone number 0191-46-2331
FAX number 0191-46-4184
Hiraizumi town circulation bus “Runrun” bus time

[Autumn] Hagi Mid-September to late September

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