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Takkoku no Iwaya Bishamondō Hallたっこくのいわやびしゃもんどう

1200 years of history

The Buddhist deity Bishamonten is enshrined in this hall inside a cave, in memory of the 9th century military victory of Sakanoue no Tamuramaro. The Bishamondō Hall, built below an overhanging cliff, has been rebuilt many times after fires. The Heian period, large statue of Buddhist Wisdom King Fudō Myōō (designated a Cultural Property by the prefecture) and the Ganmen Daibutsu (an image of Buddha carved in the rock face and the northernmost in Japan) are of particular note. The entire grounds have been designated a Historic Site.

Detailed data

16 Kitazawa, Hiraizumi, Iwate 029-4102
(t) 0191-46-4931
Open All Year
April 1 – November 23 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
November 24 – March 31 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
(prices in yen) Individual Group (30+; 10% off)
Adult 500 450
Jr HS/HS 100 90
Elem Free(educational travel 100)

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