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Takkoku no Iwaya Bishamondo Temple

達谷窟 毘沙門堂(平泉町)

( National historic site )
Takkoku no Iwaya Bishamondo Temple is a temple built in the rock wall of a cliff. It was built about 1,200 years ago, in the early Heian period, to commemorate the victory of the central Japanese government over the indigenous people of the north called the Emishi. Bishamon Temple has burned down many times and its original form is unknown today; the current building was reconstructed in 1961, modeled after the famous Kiyomizu Temple in Kyoto. There used to be 108 statues of Bishamonten, the Guardian of the North, of which 33 remain today.

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Address
16 Kitazawa, Hiraizumi, Hiraizumi Town, Nishi Iwai-gun, Iwate
029-4102 岩手県西磐井郡平泉町平泉字北沢16
Hours
8:00-17:30 ( Apr. ) , 8:00-18:00 ( May-Aug. ) , 8:00-17:00 ( Sept.-Nov. ) , 8:00-16:30 ( Dec.-Jan. ) , 8:00-17:00 ( Feb.-Mar. )
Regular holidays
Mondays ( Tuesday, if Monday is a holiday ) ; the day after a holiday; end-of-year to New Year's holidays
Addmission
adults 300 yen; high school students 200 yen; elementary and junior high school students 100 yen Group admission ( 30 or more ) : 10 % off
Access 1
Taxi About 10 min. from JR Hiraizumi Station
Access 2
Bicycle Rental Swallow Tour 9:00-17:00 ( May-October ) ; 9:00-16:00 ( November-April ) 70 bicycles available 0191-46-5086 Bicycle Rental "Kaze" 9:00-17:00 47 bicycles available 090-4041-5736
Access 3
Car About 20 min. from Hiraizumi-Maesawa IC

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