This place has also been a popular muse for many Japanese poets including Matsuo Basho (1644-1694) who travelled through on his Narrow Road to the Deep North. The name ‘Mochizuri’ comes from the elegant patterns of Shinobu Mochizuri silk that were made in this area. The Mochizuri Stone tells of the unrequited love of Minamoto no Toru (822-895), a famous poet who mentions ‘shinobu mochizuri’ in his peotry.
The temple grounds also feature an art gallery and museum called Denkogaku that houses important artifacts relating to the history of Fukuhsima City.
9:00am ~ 5:00pm (Close at 4pm during winter)
The museum and gallery are closed January 1 ~ 3
Entry to the temple grounds is free, but tickets are required to view the museum and gallery.
Adult 200 yen
Children (15 and Under) 100 yen
Children (5 and Under) FREE
3 minutes + 10 minutes walk
|Route(s):||Miyashitacho・Mochizuri Kannon keiyu Kaketa-eki-mae (宮下町・文知摺観音経由掛田駅前)|
|Miyashitacho・Onami keiyu Kaketa-eki-mae (宮下町・大波経由掛田駅前)|
|Tsukidate keiyu Kawamata (月舘経由川俣)|
|From:||East Exit Bus Stop No. 3|
|To:||Mochizuri Kannon (文知摺観音) (Weekends and Public Holidays only)|
|Mochizuri Kannon Iriguchi (文知摺観音入口)|
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