Recommendation by Wabisavi
𝗛𝗶𝗿𝗮𝗶𝘇𝘂𝗺𝗶 - a little town in the middle of n̶o̶w̶h̶e̶r̶e̶ I mean, Iwate Prefecture - is THE place to be come autumn. It's 2 gorgeous gorges offer views people can't stop raving about. A boat ride is also available to best enjoy the scenery. To not miss out on anything, I planned on visiting both the sites, but due to the strike of a sudden typhoon I ended up seeing neither 😭. Eventually I was only able to spend about 2 hours in Hiraizumi, so I did the only possible sensible thing. I hiked to Yoshitsune's Shrine. 🍁 Geibikei Gorge 🍁 Genbikei Gorge ⛩️ Chusonji Temple ⛩️ Motsuji Temple ⛩️ Behind the unpronounceable name of 𝗧𝗮𝗸𝗮𝗱𝗮𝗰𝗵𝗶𝗴𝗶𝗸𝗲𝗶𝗱𝗼 lies a shrine dedicated to Yoshitsune Minamoto (one of the most famous warriors in Japanese history, for those of you wondering). Honestly, I don't know how to rate this place. It was sadly small and there was nothing of note apart from the tiny shrine at the top. But I'm a huge Yoshitsune fan, so being able to pray at his shrine made the trip worth for me. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minamoto_no_Yoshitsune
Hiraizumi, Nishiiwai District, Iwate, Japan
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