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Temple Spots in Morioka / Tsunagi Area

  • Daijiji Temple
    6 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Iwate Pref. Moriokashi Daijijichou 5-6
    The Daijiji Temple, founded in 1673, is famous for its temple gate built in a style known as dragon palace gate. The temple is constructed with gable pantile roofing and the large lower walls are finished in white lime plaster with curved soil wall edges, a style usually seen only on the continent, such as in China. The temple building burnt down in the Meiji fire of 1884 but it was rebuilt and designated as a protected building in Morioka City in 1991. The surrounding area including the temple grounds is also a protected environmental area. The principal object of worship at Daijiji Temple is the bodhisattva Nyoirin Kanzeon.

    盛岡駅からポチポチと歩きながらたどりついた寺です。池ノ下寺院群地区の一角を占めており、とても静かな境内です。早朝の雨上がりで、新緑がみずみずしく感じられました。原敬の菩提寺で有名ですが、寺院建築では山門に特徴があります。一瞬、宇治の万福寺と同じだ! と思いました。とすると黄檗宗(おうばくしゅう)? 日本では黄檗宗の寺院が少ないだけに貴重な存在です。盛岡市の保存建造物に指定されています。

  • Jokoji Temple
    Travel / Tourism
    Iwate Morioka-shi Hinoto Furuyashiki 71
    "This temple is located in Furuyashiki, Hinoto, Tamayama Ward, Morioka City. The area is known as the birthplace of poet IshikawaTakuboku (1886-1912). The room within the precincts where Takuboku stayed has been partly restored and is labeled with a plaque that his close friend, KyosukeKindaichi, wrote in his own hand: ""Ishikawa Takuboku Birthplace.”"
  • Hotokuji Temple
    Travel / Tourism
    Iwate Morioka-shi Shibutami Shibutami 2-1
  • Tourakuji Temple (JuichimenKannon)
    Travel / Tourism
    Iwate Morioka-shi
  • Hoonji Temple
    Travel / Tourism
    Iwate Morioka-shi Nasukawacho 31-5

Iwate Main Areas


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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