The Gikeido is located on a hill east of the Minamoto no Yoshitsune said to be where Minamoto no Yoshitsune breathed his last. Dedicated to Yoshitsune, the shrine location looks out over the Kitakami River and the Kinu River, said to have brought the mighty warrior Benkei to a standstill. Also the site where the renowned a haiku poet Matsuo Basho composed his poem alluding to the “site of summer grasses and warriors’ dreams,” a stone monument inscribed with this very verse stands on the right hand side of the hill.
Iwate Pref. Nishiwaigunhiraizumichou Hiraizumi Yanaginogosho 14
Iwate Pref. Nishiwaigunhiraizumichou Hiraizumi Yanaginogosho 14 [map]
- open everyday
- [Yoshidado Admission fee to worship] 200 yen
- Parking Lot
- Available 20spaces
- Credit Card
- Not available
Information Sources: NAVITIME JAPAN
- On foot aboutminutes
- about m
- View route from Station View route from Bus Stop View route from IC View route from Parking
Nearby Tourist Attractions
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.