It is said that Motsuji temple was found in 850 as well as Chusonji temple.
The temple is famous for Jodo sect style garden. But there are originally huge Buddhist cathedrals in the site.
These buildings had been burned by conflagration for thousand years and only several cornerstones are remained at present.
It’s 15 minutes walk from Hiraizumi station to the temple and the bus connected with Chusonji and other site in Hiraizumi also runs in every 30 minutes in weekdays.
The garden is also well-known for Autumn foliage spots and it’s best time to see Autumn leaves in late October.
Motsuji Temple Official Website