About Esashi Fujiwara-no-Sato
Esashi Fujiwara no Sato is a park built in 1933 in the city of Oshu in Iwate Prefecture in northeastern Japan. The theme of the park is to recreate the luxurious architectural complexes that housed four generations of the Fujiwara family in Oshu during the Heian Period, recreating the golden culture of Hiraizumi (a town in the southern part of Iwate Prefecture, which was the base of the Fujiwara clan in Oshu at the end of the Heian Period) established by the Fujiwara family.
The area covered by Esashi Fujiwara no Sato is 20 hectares, and there are 123 various buildings including the official hall, the residence where the first Kiyohira lived, the Garo Gosho, and other buildings, as well as the streetscape of the time, which transports visitors to the Heian period. Visitors to Esashi Fujiwara-no-sato can also experience the Heian Period costumes by wearing the gorgeous attire of nobles and samurai armor of the Heian Period for a photo opportunity.
The park is also home to a special location filming museum, which displays props and materials used in films and TV shows filmed there.
How to get there
(1)30 minutes by bus from Mizusawa Station
(2)20 minutes by car from the Mizusawa IC
The Kyara Palace, built by the Oshu Fujiwara clan, and other Heian architecture have been recreated and used as filming locations for NHK’s historical dramas, etc. The park has been preserved and opened to the public as a historical park.