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Motsuji Temple毛越寺

Event

A Tendai sect Buddhist temple founded in 850. The Pure Land Garden, the symbol of the temple, is arranged so that the temple, garden pond, and garden are an integrated whole. In fall, the garden becomes decorated with red and gold trees, creating an extremely elegant scene. The beautiful autumn foliage reflecting off the surface of the Oizumi ga ike Pond is particularly worthy of note. The temple's Fall Fujiwara Festival is usually held in early November in most years.

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place Iwate Pref. Nishiwaigunhiraizumichou Hiraizumi Osawa 58
phone 0191462331

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Address

Iwate Pref. Nishiwaigunhiraizumichou Hiraizumi Osawa 58 [map]

Phone

0191462331

State of fall foliage
Fallen leaves
Autumn foliage forecast
Late Oct.-Early Nov.
Hours
8:30-17:00
Closed
open everyday
Fees
Charge
Parking Lot
Available
330 spaces (town parking lot)
Night viewing
Not available
Public toilets
Available
Variety
momiji (Japanese maple), kaede (Japanese maple), ginkgo, Japanese mountain maple, Japanese zelkova, Japanese beech, iroha-momiji, cherry tree, Japanese rowan, dodan-tsutsuji

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Iwate Main Areas

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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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