See Azumi Iwahara Castle for more information.
Anrakuji-yakata was the kyokan of Iwaharajō. It is named for the temple built there later, of which clear ruins remain, including a very large and impressive chunk of ishigaki (stone-piled wall). This mighty ishigaki, a corner segment, bulges dangeorusly on one side, however, and I fear a powerful enough earthquake could dislodge it. More artifacts of the temple are found in the neighbourhood, including old tomb stones and a relocated hōkyōintō (宝篋印塔), which is a type of stone stupa.
|Pre Edo Period
|Toyoshina Station on the Oito Line; 12 minute drive or 80 minute walk
|24/7 free; temple ruins
|Azumino, Nagano Prefecture
|36° 18' 32.00" N, 137° 50' 12.48" E
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