A mixed Shinto shrine and Buddhist temple located a short drive from the Towa Interchange on the Kamaishi Expressway in Hanamaki City, Iwate Prefecture. The temple's statue of Vaisravana is believed to have been created in the mid-Heian period to protect the northern side of the area; standing 4.73-meter-tall, the statue is made of a single piece of Japanese zelkova and is the largest of its kind in Japan. This statue has also been designated a National Important Cultural Property. The Bishamondo hall has similarly been designated an Important Cultural Property and the hipped roof building is an excellent example of Muromachi period architecture. During golden week each year, the temple holds the Bishamon Festival.
Iwate Pref. Hanamakishi Touwachoukitanarushima 5-1 (Hanamaki / Kitakami / TonoArea)
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- Iwate Pref. Hanamakishi Touwachoukitanarushima 5-1 [ map ]
- open everyday
- [Admission fee to worship] 500yen, child 300yen
- Parking Lot
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- On foot aboutminutes
- about m
- View route from Station View route from Bus Stop View route from IC View route from Parking
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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.