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Morioka Hachimangu Shrine (盛岡八幡宮)

 0196525211  Iwate Pref. Moriokashi Hachimanchou 13-1

Morioka Hachimangu Shrine was built in 1680 by the 29th feudal lord Shigenobu Nambu. The god enshrined here has been revered by the locals since ancient times as the god for the roots of human life which include farming, industry, commerce, learning and the other basics of life. Many people know about the various festivals held throughout the year including the Dashi-gyoji (float) Festival and Yabusame Jinji (a horseback archery ritual).


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Review of Morioka Hachimangu

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2017/11/09 Wonderful Shinto Shrine
A very friendly Shrine where everyone feels welcome, even when it is very crowded.
Enjoy a leisurely walk around the many buildings in and around the shrine, or visit the special shrine area to ask...
Reviewed:2016/05/21 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 and gold. Before...
Reviewed:2016/02/04 Nice and peaceful in winter
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...
Reviewed:2014/12/10 Wonderful experience
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...
Reviewed:2014/04/01 Interesting
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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