Takkoku no Iwaya Temple

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Takkoku no Iwaya Temple, located in Iwate Prefecture, is a 1,200-year-old Buddhist temple dedicated to Bishamonten, the deity of warriors. The temple is carved into the base of a hangover cliff, and it is believed to have been founded during the early Heian period (792-1185). It has burned down and been reconstructed several times throughout history, the most recent reconstruction having been completed in 1961. 33 of the original 108 statues of Bishamonten remain today, and visitors are welcomed to the temple by three beautiful torii gates.

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16 Hiraizumi Aza Kitazawa,Hiraizumi-cho,Nishiiwai-gun, Iwate
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Business Hours
Monday・Tuesday・Wednesday・Thursday・Friday・Saturday・Sunday : 08:00~17:00

Admisson Fee
JPY300 / Adult

- Ages 13-18: JPY 100
- Under 12yrs: Free
- Group discounts available. Please check the official site for details.

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