The Daijiji Temple, founded in 1673, is famous for its temple gate built in a style known as dragon palace gate. The temple is constructed with gable pantile roofing and the large lower walls are finished in white lime plaster with curved soil wall edges, a style usually seen only on the continent, such as in China. The temple building burnt down in the Meiji fire of 1884 but it was rebuilt and designated as a protected building in Morioka City in 1991. The surrounding area including the temple grounds is also a protected environmental area. The principal object of worship at Daijiji Temple is the bodhisattva Nyoirin Kanzeon.
Iwate Pref. Moriokashi Daijijichou 5-6 (Morioka / TsunagiArea)
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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.