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Moutsuu-ji Temple, Hiraizumi-cho

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Historic Site
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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Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • A behind of chūson-JI grounds through minor or even come in hiraizumi may make. The most interesting is a splendid garden.
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  • 超過千年歷史的毛越寺,是日本東北最早被登錄世界遺產的景點之一. 於西元850年由慈覺大師所創建。長達將近200公尺的大泉池,中間有岩石、小島以及南大門橋的遺跡,周遭還有沙洲、樹林。寧靜又具有藝術性的氛圍,歷經八百多年歷史依然如舊. 所以被譽為禪宗所稱的「人間淨土」。徘徊其中,久久不能自已!  more »
  • Genbikei, chūson-JI and motsu-ji Temple. Last summer, I went to the Lunar. Always a broad Word. I believe you will choose admission time. There were flower flowers (IRIS) the end but unfortunately the delay distracted. Moves around the pond, and landscape changes, time passes slowly.
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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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