- Takadachi Gikeido
This is where Minamoto no Yoshitsune met his end, which eventually led to the downfall of the Northern Fujiwara.
At the end of the 12th century, General Minamoto no Yoshitsune ended his own life here after being hunted down by his older brother Minamoto no Yoritomo, who was in power at the time. The Northern Fujiwara clan, who ruled over the Hiraizumi area at the time, helped hide Yoshitsune at first and this eventually resulted in their downfall at the hands of Yorimoto. A statue of Yoshitsune is currently enshrined within the temple.
|HOURS||8:30am-4:30pm (may vary by time of year)|
|COST||Adults 200 yen | Elementary/Middle School Students 50 yen|
|OTHER INFO||10% discount for groups of 30 or more | 20% discount for groups of 100 or more|
|ADDRESS||14 Yanaginogosho, Hiraizumicho|
|ACCESS||15 min. walk from Hiraizumi Station on JR Tohoku Main Line|
|OTHER CONTACT INFO||Motsu-ji Temple|
|CREDIT CARD||Not accepted|