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History & Culture Hands-on/Tourist Attractions 

Esashi Fujiwara no Sato  ( Fujiwara Heritage Park )  ( Oshu City ) 

Esashi Fujiwara no Sato  ( Fujiwara Heritage Park )  is a theme park built as a Heian period city; it is located in Oshu City, which is the birthplace of Kiyohira, the first lord of the Oshu-Fujiwara clan. The 20-hectare park has many reconstructed buildings of the period, a replica of the Konjikido Hall of Chusonji Temple, reconstructions of Muryokoin Temple, Yanagi no Gosho, etc. Various flowers such as cherries, azaleas, water lilies, hydrangeas, and bush clovers add color to the park. The park has been used as a shooting location for many movies, TV dramas, and commercials. A thorough walk around the park takes about 2 hours. There is a restaurant where you can enjoy Iwate's specialties; groups of 5 or more with a reservation can also enjoy a special “Heian-style menu.”


Activities
Heian Kimono Costume Wear a Heian-style kimono and take pictures.
At Kyara Gosho
No reservation required Free of charge
*Optional plan  ( 25,000 yen per person, as of 2009 ) : dress in a full set of Heian-style kimono.  ( Reservation required 1 week in advance ) 

Clam Shell Painting
Paint a picture on a clam shell.
At Kyara Gosho
Reservation required for groups of 10 or more. Fee: 200 yen per shell

Japanese Archery and Armor
Wear a suit of armor and take pictures.
At Seicho
No reservation required Free of charge

General information

Esashi Fujiwara no Sato  ( Fujiwara Heritage Park ) 
86-1 Konamaru, Iwayado, Esashi-ku, Oshu City
Hours: 9:00-17:00  ( 9:00-16:00 Nov.-Feb. )  Open every day
Admission: adults 800 yen; high school students 500 yen; elementary and junior high school students 300 yen Group admission  ( 15 or more ) : adults 600 yen; high school students 400 yen; elementary and junior high school students 200 yen
Joint admission ticket can also be used for the adjacent Esashi Native District Cultural Museum.
Inquiries: 0197-35-7791

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Access

JR Tohoku Shinkansen
From Morioka Station to Muzusawa-Esashi Station: 30 min. From Tokyo Station to Mizusawa-Esashi Station: 2 hr. 44 min.
Mizusawa Esashi Station

Highway Bus
Ihatov-go  ( Ikebukuro to Hanamaki )  Sendai to Esashi
Mizusawa Station

Free Shuttle Bus from JR Mizusawa-Esashi Station
Free 8-Seater Shuttle Bus
Get on at Mizusawa Esashi Station East Exit Get off at Esashi Fujiwara-no-Sato 15 min. ride
Buses from 10:00 to 14:45 3 buses a day  ( weekdays ) , 5 buses a day  ( weekends and holidays ) 
0197-35-7791  ( Esashi Fujiwara-no-Sato ) 
*Buses run every day from 4/11 to 11/30.
Mizusawa Esashi Station

Bus from JR Mizusawa Station
Mizuiwa Line
Get on at Mizusawa Station Boarding Area 4 Get off at Esashi Bus Center 31 min. ride
Buses from 7:15 to 21:40 1 to 3 buses an hour
0197-35-2185  ( Iwateken Kotsu Tanko Office ) 
Mizusawa Station

Bus from Esashi Bus Center
Machinaka Loop Line  ( Southbound )   ( *No buses on Mondays, or on Tuesday when Monday is a holiday ) 
Get on at Esashi Bus Center Get off at Fujiwara-no-Sato 20 min. ride
Buses at 9:43, 10:48, 15:28 3 buses a day  ( *No buses on Mondays, unless Monday is a holiday ) 
0197-35-8520  ( Hayachine Bus Esashi Office ) 

Taxi
About 8 min. from JR Mizusawa-Esashi Station
About 27 min. from JR Mizusawa Station

Bicycle Rental
Oshu Tourist Information  ( bicycle rental 9:00-16:00 )  8:00-18:00 3 bicycles available 0197-23-7176
Mizusawa Esashi Station

Bicycle Rental
Mizusawa Tourist Information 9:00-17:00 7 bicycles available 0197-24-4452
Mizusawa Station

Car
About 15 min. from Mizusawa IC

Tourist Information
Mizusawa Tourist Information 0197-24-4452
Mizusawa Station

Tourist Information
Oshu Tourist Information 0197-23-7176
Mizusawa Esashi Station

Tourist Information
Mizusawa Tourist Information 0197-24-4452
Mizusawa Station

Tourist Information
Oshu Tourist Information 0197-23-7176
Mizusawa Esashi Station

Sightseeing Course

Taxi Courses
Kataribe Taxi 1.5-Hour Course from Chuson-ji

Course Name: Kataribe Taxi 1.5-Hour Course from Chuson-ji

Areas: Chuson-ji; Takkoku no Iwaya; Gembikei; Ichinoseki Station
Fare for 1 adult  ( 1 child ) , or fare per vehicle: Small 7,200 yen
Time: About 1.5 hr.

Information: Hiraizumi Tourism Association tel: 0191-46-2110 

Kataribe Taxi 2.5-Hour Course from Chuson-ji

Course Name: Kataribe Taxi 2.5-Hour Course from Chuson-ji

Areas: Chuson-ji; Takkoku no Iwaya; Gembikei; Honederamura Shoen Site; Ichinoseki Station
Fare for 1 adult  ( 1 child ) , or fare per vehicle: Small 12,000 yen
Time: About 2.5 hr.

Information: Hiraizumi Tourism Association tel: 0191-46-2110 

Kataribe Taxi 3-Hour Course from Chuson-ji 1

Course Name: Kataribe Taxi 3-Hour Course from Chuson-ji 1

Areas: Chuson-ji; Geibikei; Ichinoseki Station
Fare for 1 adult  ( 1 child ) , or fare per vehicle: Small 14,400 yen
Time: About 3 hr.

Information: Hiraizumi Tourism Association tel: 0191-46-2110 

Kataribe Taxi 3-Hour Course from Chuson-ji 2

Course Name: Kataribe Taxi 3-Hour Course from Chuson-ji 2

Areas: Chuson-ji; Chojagahara Temple Site; Shirotoritate Site; Kokusekiji Temple; Nambu Cast Ironware; Mizusawa-Esashi Station
Fare for 1 adult  ( 1 child ) , or fare per vehicle: Small 14,400 yen
Time: About 3 hr.

Information: Hiraizumi Tourism Association tel: 0191-46-2110 

Kataribe Taxi 3-Hour Course from Chuson-ji 3

Course Name: Kataribe Taxi 3-Hour Course from Chuson-ji 3

Areas: Chuson-ji; Cattle Museum; Kokusekiji Temple; Nambu Cast Ironware; Mizusawa-Esashi Station
Fare for 1 adult  ( 1 child ) , or fare per vehicle: Small 14,400 yen
Time: About 3 hr.

Information: Hiraizumi Tourism Association tel: 0191-46-2110 

Express Bus Courses
Morioka-Hiraizumi Line  ( Morioka-Hiraizumi )    Early May to late November

Course Name: Morioka-Hiraizumi Line  ( Morioka-Hiraizumi )  Early May to late November

Areas: Motsu-ji; Chuson-ji; Morioka Station West Exit Boarding Area
Fare for 1 adult  ( 1 child ) : 1,400 yen  ( 700 yen ) 
Time, etc: 1 hr. 10 min. Buses bound for Hiraizumi will stop at Chuson-ji only to let passengers get off; buses bound for Morioka will stop at Chuson-ji only to let passengers get on.

Information: Iwateken Kotsu tel: 019-654-7755

Hiraizumi Station-Geibikei Direct Line   Late April to late November

Course Name: Hiraizumi Station-Geibikei Direct Line Late April to late November

Areas: Hiraizumi Station; Geibikei
Fare for 1 adult  ( 1 child ) : 500 yen  ( 250 yen ) 
Time, etc: 35 min.

Information: Iwateken Kotsu Ichinoseki Office tel: 0191-23-4250

Regular Sightseeing Bus Courses
Yoshitsune Course  ( get on at Ichinoseki Station or Hiraizumi Station )        

Course Name: Yoshitsune Course  ( get on at Ichinoseki Station or Hiraizumi Station )        

Time: 4 hr. 50 min.
Course: Ichinoseki Station Boarding Area 10  ( 11:40 ) →Hiraizumi Station  ( 11:59 ) →Yanagi no Gosho Museum  ( 12:03-12:30 ) →Chusonji *lunch on your own  ( 12:05-13:55 ) →Hiraizumi Cultural Heritage Center  ( 14:05-14:30 ) →Motsuji  ( 14:35-15:05 ) →Takkoku no Iwaya  ( 15:15-15:30 ) →Gembikei  ( 15:35-16:05 ) →Ichinoseki Station  ( 16:30 ) 
Fare:  ( from Ichinoseki Station )  adults 3400 yen; high school students 2800 yen; junior high school students 2200 yen; children 1500 yen  ( from Hiraizumi Station )  adults 3100 yen; high school students 2500 yen; junior high school students 2000 yen; children 1400 yen
*Lunch is not included; please have lunch on your own at Chuson-ji. *Yanagai no Gosho Museum is closed on Mondays; more time will be spent at Chuson-ji instead.
Dates: April 10-November 30; January 1-3

Information: Iwateken Kotsu Ichinoseki Office tel:0191-23-4250      

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