Takkoku no Iwaya, Bisyamondo

Takkoku no Iwaya, Bisyamondo
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Page last updated: Feb, 18, 2019
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Takoku no Iwaya is a picturesque cliffside temple dating back 1200 years to the height of the Northern Fujiwara clan's reign. The temple was founded by Sakanoue no Tamuramaro in 801 to commemorate victories over the indigenous people of the north. The temple is built over a small cave containing a statue of the Bishamonten, the armor clad god of war. Sakanoue no Tamuramaro believed that it was through the guidance of the god Bishamonten that allowed him to be victorious in the region and has since attracted many people who pray for their own victories in various fields and endeavors. Within the temple is the Joroku fudo myo-o Statue dating back to the Heian era. The temple grounds have been designated as a National Historic site of Japan.

Information of Spot Detail
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0290294102

16 Aza Kitazawa Hiraizumi, Hiraizumicho, Nishi iwaigun, Iwate

Telephone Number

0191-46-4931

Spot Types

Temples/shrines

Business Hours

April-November 23: 8:00 to 17:00
November 24-March: 8:00 to 16:30
- New Year's Eve midnight to New Year's day: Free entrance

Regular Holiday

No closing days

Fee

Adult 300yen, High School and Jr.High School Students 100yen

Transportaion

A 10 minutes car ride from JR Hiraizumi station

Official Homepage

http://www.iwayabetto.com/

Instagram Spot

https://www.instagram.com/explore/tags/達谷窟毘沙門堂/

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