The Taisen-in is a Soto sect Zen temple. It was built by the Niida family during the Edo era. The main gate of the temple is estimated to have been built before 1811. A memorial tower and ordination stone located on the temple grounds both have engravings about the Great Tenmei Famine (1782-88). These engravings are important historical objects.
The temple is also well known in the city for its lotus pond. The lotus flowers bloom from late August to early September. During this period many people visit the temple to enjoy the beautiful flowers.
- Teranoue-13-1 Niida, Hachinohe, Aomori
- By Car: 20 min from Hachinohe Station
10 min from downtown
Closest Bus Station: ‘Taisen-in’, ‘Niida Nishi San-chome’ (5 min walk)