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Takkoku no Iwaya

16 Hiraizumi Kitazawa, Hiraizumi-cho, Nishiiwai-gun 029-4102, Iwate Prefecture
+81 191-46-4931
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Worth a visit only if you pass by

It is alright if you pass by but this is a reconstruction. There is nothing much left of the old... read more

Reviewed 9 June 2018
Chee KongDaniel Y
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singapore
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impressive and powerful place

Amazing structure, just beneath a huge rock. Built in 1200, lots of history and culture, here... read more

Reviewed 14 May 2018
rie s
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Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
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May 13, 2018
“impressive and powerful place”
Jun 8, 2018
“Worth a visit only if you pass by ”
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16 Hiraizumi Kitazawa, Hiraizumi-cho, Nishiiwai-gun 029-4102, Iwate Prefecture
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Reviewed 9 June 2018 via mobile

It is alright if you pass by but this is a reconstruction. There is nothing much left of the old one.

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Reviewed 14 May 2018

Amazing structure, just beneath a huge rock. Built in 1200, lots of history and culture, here. For more, check hiddenjapanguide.com

Thank rie s
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Reviewed 18 February 2017

Once you've walked into the temple, admired its design, spotted the buddha face on the side of the cliff, and looked at the statues within, there's actually not all that much to do since the temple is actually quite small. Consider walking next door to...More

Thank RolleingStone
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Reviewed 1 December 2016

While in Hiraizumi, this is a must visit place to see and read about the ancient times and events that led to this remarkable place being established.

Thank Bomani
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Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

A temple built in hard rock, but it's priest can have some flexible mind. The note on the bullien board says he is going to give a lecture under the title of Pokemon. The signboard says "Help us protect the holy place from the Pokemon....More

2  Thank ちさな
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Reviewed 30 July 2016

This Millennium old Temple as you can see from the images has used the cliff face in it construction for defence. I find this intriguing because Temples were rarely never attack in Japan only by the Anu. The local original indigious peoples and that the...More

Thank 50johno
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Reviewed 5 December 2015

It's located between Genbi-kei and Hiraiizumi historical site. Few people, very calm atomosphere. Time table of public transportation is not suitable for sightseeing here. Possible to ask a ticket counter staff to call taxi when you return if you go there by public bus. Almost...More

1  Thank MANAS_TRADING
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Reviewed 31 July 2015 via mobile

Some of the historybehind this place is interesting but you should be done with this within 30 minutes. Don't forget the Buddha carved in the cliff in the back!

2  Thank Vincent v
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Reviewed 31 January 2014 via mobile

This temple was built to honor Bishamonten, a god of war, more than 1,200 years ago. It's a wooden structure built across a recess/cave in a cliff-face. Although this was a common structure at the time, there are few such temples left in Japan. This...More

3  Thank Banda-in-Japan
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Reviewed 16 July 2013

On what possible level this could be considered to be a 'cave temple', as it is usually called, I will never know. A small part of it is built on to the cliff face, and the cliff may possibly form the back wall of the...More

1  Thank NomDG
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