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Takadachi Gikeido高館義経堂

Historical Monument

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.

place

Iwate Pref. Nishiwaigunhiraizumichou Hiraizumi Yanaginogosho 14

phone 0191463300
place

8:30-16:30
[11/5-3/4]8:30-16:00

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Address

Iwate Pref. Nishiwaigunhiraizumichou Hiraizumi Yanaginogosho 14 [map]

Phone

0191463300

Hours
8:30-16:30
[11/5-3/4]8:30-16:00
Closed
open everyday
Fees
[Yoshidado Admission fee to worship] 200 yen
Parking Lot
Available 20spaces
Credit Card
Not available

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

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          There is no Station nearby. There is no Bus Stop nearby. There is no Parking nearby. There is no IC nearby.

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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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