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Moutsuu-ji Temple, Hiraizumi-cho

(4/5 based on 260+ reviews on the web)
Once a huge temple complex and an important spiritual center for Tendai Buddhism, UNESCO-protected Moutsuu-ji Temple nowadays features restored buildings and an extraordinary 12th-century garden centered around a large pond. Established in 850 AD and based on the legend of a white stag, the temple complex reached its peak in the 12th century. Visitors can follow numerous informative signposts in English, imagining the past grandeur of this holy site. To visit Moutsuu-ji Temple on your trip to Hiraizumi-cho, use our Hiraizumi-cho itinerary maker.
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  • Features here are in the temple pond is located in a large park. Pond ornament ships in this pond behind a huge era with fresh Festival, pond boat over to. As a place to wander around a large pond, many worshippers, was at best.
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  • Visit 3:00 PM for new year's day. It is new year's day, was crowded with people. Even if you visit which the 15 minutes or so. Very majestic Temple in good. Also good for new year's Eve and new year's day admission was free.
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  • We have snow from the shrine the night, enjoy the quiet and beautiful sight. We explore the people visit the morning of the season it was less calm. Exactly what "shocgyeo Mijo" atmosphere.
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  • Beautiful temple! There were a lot of people there because of New Year's, but it was still very fun. The frozen pond was breathtaking.
  • 庭内のもみじが風に揺られ、優しい音を奏でています。
  • The Temple, surrounding landscape and garden streams are beautiful!! We were fortunate to be there while the irises were in bloom. A sublime spectacle.
  • A wide-open park and temple.
  • It is just pure land gardens. Blue Sky reflected in the mirror-like surface of the water and white clouds, trees and greenery. Standing quietly and forget the passage of time. Song water to the left while pond round up and there is a Bell Tower and goes around. Homa-Thu 4 character kanji in wishes, once the can is the Bell Tower at 500 yen. Sound was very solemn and will blot in the heart. Around the extension, in a solemn tone sound, clean and all that impressed. Also from hiraizumi station 700 m, slowly walked about 15 minutes, so we luxuriate on foot.
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