Bishamon-do Temple (成島毘沙門堂)
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 Friday]
[Elementary and Junior High School Students] 300yen
* 30 people and above groups are 450yen (Adults)
- Parking Lot
Information Sources: NAVITIME JAPAN
- On foot aboutminutes
- about m
- Route from this Station Route from this Bus Stop Route from this IC Route from this Parking
Nearby Tourist Attractions
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.