1/2 day itinerary

Morning Plan for Hiraizumi



Day 1

Motsu-ji Temple ( 09:20 AM ~ 10:20 AM )
Kanjizaiō-in Temple ( 10:30 AM ~ 11:00 AM )
Hiraizumi Cultural Heritage Center ( 11:20 AM ~ 12:00 PM )

Day 1 - Iwate

09:20 AM 10:20 AM   -   Motsu-ji Temple


An ancient temple designated as a World Heritage site. Observe the majestic temple and take a stroll through a famous garden that has been dubbed “the world of Buddha expressed on Earth”.


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Business Hours Everyday ( 08:30 AM ~ 04:30 PM )
Price Adults: 500 JPY
Child: 100 JPY
High school students 300 yen
Address Motsuji Osawa, Hiraizumi, Iwate See map
Telephone 0191-46-2331
Website http://www.motsuji.or.jp/english/index.php

10:30 AM 11:00 AM   -   Kanjizaiō-in Temple


Located next to Motsu-ji Temple, this is another garden representing Paradise. The garden, which was built according to the methods described in what is considered to be the oldest book concerning gardens in Japan, is a valuable place that has been recognized as a World Heritage site.


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Price FREE
Address 岩手県西磐井郡平泉町平泉志羅山 102 See map
Telephone 0191-46-4012
Website http://hiraizumi.or.jp/en/heritage/index.html#about_kanji

11:20 AM 12:00 PM   -   Hiraizumi Cultural Heritage Center


The cultural heritage of Hiraizumi is explained in detail through panel displays and video. There are also explanations and pamphlets in English.


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Business Hours Everyday ( 09:00 AM ~ 05:00 PM )
Price FREE
Address 44 Hanadate, Hiraizumi, Iwate See map
Telephone 0191-46-4012
Website http://hiraizumi.or.jp/en/archive/sightseeing/bunka.html

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By Minaka