• Takkoku no Iwaya Temple
  • Takkoku no Iwaya Temple
  • Takkoku no Iwaya Temple
  • Takkoku no Iwaya Temple

Takkoku no Iwaya Temple

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English

Family-friendly

Free Admission

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Unrestricted by Weather

Wheelchair-friendly

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A 1,200-year-old Buddhist temple, Takkoku no Iwaya Temple, is located in Iwate Prefecture. The temple, dedicated to the god of warriors, Bishamonten, is carved into the base of a hangover cliff. Historians’ estimations put its founding in the early Heian period (792-1185). The temple has burned down multiple times with the current building being reconstructed in 1961. 33 of the original 108 statues of Bishamonten remain today and visitors are welcomed by three beautiful torii gates. This sacred site is perfect for those who seek to learn more about Japanese history and Japan’s religions.

Information

〒029-4102
16 Hiraizumi Aza Kitazawa,Hiraizumi-cho,Nishiiwai-gun, Iwate
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0191-46-4931
Duration: 1.0 hours
Monday・Tuesday・Wednesday・Thursday・Friday・Saturday・Sunday : 08:00~17:00
JPY300 / Adult

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

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