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Address: 13-1 Hachimancho, Morioka 020-0872, Iwate Prefecture
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beautiful shrine

The shrine is a bit away from JR Morioka Station (15020min bus ride). We rode a bicycle. The shrine is bigger than Sakurayama Shrine near Morioka castle and painted beautiful red... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 21 May 2016
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016

The shrine is a bit away from JR Morioka Station (15020min bus ride). We rode a bicycle. The shrine is bigger than Sakurayama Shrine near Morioka castle and painted beautiful red and gold. Before going to the main shrine, stop by the area where old offerings are stored (old paper darma, ...etc) and small shrines are, too. At the main... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2016 via mobile

I often find the charm of a shrine can be lost when it is too packed with tourists, so visiting Morioka Hachimangu when just the locals were around was a nice change. There isn't much that is particularly striking about the shrine other than its place at the end of a road, but in winter you can spend a good... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2014

It was full with culture and a beautiful view of the main street in Morioka City. I got to ring the traditional ceremony bells and watch the correct way of making prayer. They also have "good luck" charms for everything, called Omamori. They have one for everything!

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Iwate-machi, Japan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2014 via mobile

The shrine used to be considered City Hall so the main street in the city of Morioka leads right up to the front of the shrine, allowing you to stand at the top of the steps and view the entire city.

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