Motsu-ji Gokusui no En

A modern reproduction of a refined form of amusement during the Heian period

Gokusui no En recreates a Heian period poetry game, and involves poets dressed in Heian period costumes standing in a line in the Jodo Teien Garden of Motsu-ji Temple. It is a refined form of amusement in which participants compose poetry before a cup of sake floating down the waterway passes them.  

Visitors can see an elegant scene that looks like a Heian period picture scroll. You probably think it offers great photography opportunities, but please take a breather sometimes to leisurely feel the elegant atmosphere. 

General Information

Admission fees
Adults: 700 yen
High school students: 400 yen
Elementary and junior high school students: 200 yen
Opening Times
Visiting hours
8:30-17:00 (8:30-16:30 from 5 November to 4 March)
● About a 7-minute walk or a 3-minute drive from Hiraizumi Station on the JR Tohoku Main Line
● About 10 minutes from the Hiraizumi-Maesawa Interchange on the Tohoku Expressway, or about 15 minutes from the Ichinoseki Interchange on the Tohoku Expressway
Car Park
Paid parking available at the Choei Motsu-ji Temple parking lot
Official Website
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Fourth Sunday of May every year
58 Osawa, Hiraizumi, Hiraizumi-cho, Nishiiwai-gun, Iwate Prefecture


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