Motsuji Temple was founded by priest Jikaku Daishi and built in the period between the second and third Oshu Fujiwara lords, Motohira and Hidehira. The temple complex once boasted a scale that surpassed Chuson-ji Temple with 40 halls and pagodas and 500 monks, but most of it was destroyed by fire. The garden which represents the Pure Land still retains its original beautiful features.
- 8:30–17:00 (Until 16:30 from early November to early March)
- 500yen (High school students: 300yen, elementary school and junior high school students: 100yen)
- 15 minutes on foot from JR Hiraizumi Station
- 58 Hiraizumi Osawa, Hiraizumi-cho, Nishiiwai-gun, Iwate Prefecture