Muryoko-in Ato Ruins無量光院跡
This is a derelict temple in Hiraizumi, Hiraizumi-cho, Nishi-iwai County. This temple was built by order of the third Oshu Fujiwara lord, Fujiwara no Hidehira. The now destroyed main hall was said to be a copy of Uji Byodo-in temple in Kyoto, and these ruins are now preserved as a National Historic Landmark.
Iwate Pref. Nishiwaigunhiraizumichou Hiraizumi Hanadate In the ground [map]
Information Sources: NAVITIME JAPAN
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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.