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Jokenji Temple常堅寺

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This is a temple of the Soto school (of Zen Buddhism) that was established in 1490. 3.5-meter statues of the two guardian Deva kings flank the main temple gate. It is also known as the kappa komainu (kappa guardian dog) temple based on a legend that kappa (a mythical water-dwelling creature) that lived in the river to the south of the temple once helped extinguish a fire at the temple and became komainu (a guardian lion-dog).

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Iwate Pref. Tonoshi Tsuchibuchichoutsuchibuchi 7-50 (Hanamaki / Kitakami / TonoArea)

phone 0198623322

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Address
Iwate Pref. Tonoshi Tsuchibuchichoutsuchibuchi 7-50 [ map ]
Area
Hanamaki / Kitakami / TonoArea
Phone
0198623322
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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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