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Temple Spots in Appi / Hachimantai / Ninohe Area

  • Tendaiji Temple
    Travel / Tourism
    Iwate Pref. Ninoheshi Jouboujimachi Oyamakubo 33
    This Tendai sect temple enshrines a standing statue of Kannon in the Joboji Town area of Ninohe City, Iwate Prefecture. Famous for the hydrangeas that are best seen in the middle of June, the Ajisai Festival is held every July. In addition, it is the 33rd temple of the Oshu thirty-three holy places of Kannon Pilgrimage, and many worshippers come to this temple as the final place on their pilgrimages.

Iwate Main Areas

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A northern Tohoku prefecture promising peace and quiet, Iwate is sparsely populated, replacing people with snow-capped mountains, history-rich sites, and fields of crops that are to thank for the region's delicious local cuisine. Meander along the three-city Golden Route, where you'll visit the grand Buddhist temples of Hiraizumi and the Tono folk villages before tasting the three famed noodle dishes of Morioka.

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