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Heisenji Hakusan Shrine

It is said that Hiraizumi was held in 717, is a mountain faith temple believing Hakusan as a godfather. Hiraizumi Temple Hakusan Shrine is also called "the Moss Temple", and the precincts are beautiful like a green carpet is spread on one side. The approach path is also chosen as "100 roads in Japan". Moss will look more beautiful if you go on a rainy day than on sunny days. Eiheiji had a mighty religious power against the background of Hakusan faith from the ancient times to the late Middle Ages, but in 1574 it was attacked Ikko ikki (uprising of Ikko sect followers) and burned down the whole mountain. After that, although it restarted, the precincts shrunk down to about one tenth of the former amount, and many bosoin ruins were buried under the forests and fields. The temple currently unearthed is about 2 ha, which is only 1% of the whole of the former temple. Hiraizumi is a rare unusual city built in stone in Japan, many of the country's largest medieval cobbled streets and stone walls are also left. Although Azuchi Castle is the first authentic Ishigaki(stone walls) in Japan, Heiwaji Temple is older, and the cobblestone road as it is medieval figure keeps its glory at that time. We can feel the history is nearly 1300 years. It is said that the clans dominating the Kuzuryu River basin competed and settled in, and in the age of warring States, it had 48 shrine, 36 holls, and 6000 buddies. In other words, it seems this was a huge religious city. Thinking from the excavated cityscape, it can be seen that this was a medieval big city where monks, craftsmen, merchants and the general public live. Two rocks, cow rock and horse rock, are one of the boundaries in the vast Hiraizumi Temple Hakusan Shrine. It is said that the body will be cleansed by passing through a few boundaries.

Fukui / Central Region