Yanagi Palace Ruins Historic Park柳之御所史跡公園
Yanagi Palace Ruins Historic Park is a historic site in the town of Hiraizumi, Nishi-Iwai County, Iwate Prefecture. Excavations have revealed the remains of earth-fast post construction and groups of compounds, and there is said to be a strong possibility that the site is the remains of the Hiraizumi headquarters of Fujiwara Hidehira. Of the 10 hectare site, about half has been set aside as Yanagi Palace Ruins Historic Park, with the ponds, ditches, and paths restored.
Iwate Pref. Nishiwaigunhiraizumichou Hiraizumi Yanaginogosho [map]
- Parking Lot
- Yes (43 normal vehicles, 6 large buses)
- Credit Card
- [In charge of Yanagi Imperial Palace within Iwate prefectural office] 019-629-6488
Information Sources: NAVITIME JAPAN
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.